Eric Crosbie, Ph.D., M.A.

Assistant Professor
Crosbie, Eric


Eric Crosbie is a political scientist who examines commercial determinants of health and public health policy. His research focuses on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and examines how commercial industries like tobacco and food and beverage industries are a key driver of the NCD epidemic and how they influence NCD regulations.

Dr. Crosbie's research is local in analyzing smoke-free environments and sugar-sweetened beverage taxation regulations in the U.S. as well as global in examining tobacco and nutrition packaging and labeling policies and the impact of trade on health in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, and the Pacific. Crosbie has both local and international experience collaborating with health organizations and health advocates to educate and disseminate academic research findings to policymakers, including publishing research in Spanish to reach wider audiences. Overall his research is multi-disciplinary combining elements of public health, political science, international relations, economics, law, and business to examine public health policy both locally and globally.

Research and teaching interests

Commercial determinants of health, health policy, global health, tobacco control, nutrition policy, sugar-sweetened beverages, trade and health, international relations, transnational corporations, political institutions, Latin America.

Courses taught

  • CHS 340: Policy Issues in Health and Society
  • CHS 420: Commercial Determinants of Health
  • CHS 755: Health Policy



  • Crosbie E, Pomeranz J, Wright KE, Hoeper S, Schmidt L. State preemption: An emerging threat to local sugar-sweetened beverage taxation. Am J Public Health 2020.
  • Wright KE, Devereux P, Crosbie E, Pearson J, Granner M, Ferguson J, Lucero J. The impact that cultural food security has on identity and well-being in second-generation American college students. Food Security 2020.


  • Yang J, Kotzias V, Crosbie E, Mackey TK. COVID-19 and a Window of Opportunity Guiding Principles for a Health-Promoting Trade Agenda, Int J Health Policy Manag 2020.
  • Crosbie E, Mialon, M, Kearns, C, Schmidt, L. Industry Interference in Nutrition Science Reaches into Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Transnational Soda Corporations in Colombia. BMJ.***
  • Crosbie E, Carriedo A, Schmidt L. Hollow Threats: Transnational Food and Beverage Companies’ Use of International Agreements to Fight Front-of-Pack Nutrition Labeling in Mexico and Beyond. Int J Health Policy Manag 2020.***
  • Crosbie E, Snider KM, McMillen R, et al. Expanding Smoke-Free Communities: Attitudes and Beliefs Surrounding Smoke-Free Casinos and Bars in Washoe County, Nevada.J Hospl Manag Health Policy 2020.
  • Crosbie E, Schmidt L. Commentary on Hilton Et Al. (2020): Expanding Social Discourse Analysis to Gain Traction on the Broad Commercial Determinants of Health. Addiction 2020.
  • Mialon, M, Charry, DAG, Cediel, G, Crosbie, E, Scagliusia, FB, Tamayo, EMP. “I had never seen so many lobbyists”: food industry influence on the development of a new front-of-pack nutrition labelling in Colombia". Public Health Nutr.***
  • Mialon, M, Crosbie, E, Sacks, Gary. Mapping of food industry strategies to influence public health policy, research and practice in South Africa. Int J Public Health.
  • Schmidt L, Mialon M, Kearns C, Crosbie, E. Transnational corporations, obesity and planetary health: Coca-Cola in Colombia. Lancet Planetary Health 2020.***
  • Bhatta DN, Crosbie E, Bialous SA, et al. Defending Comprehensive Tobacco Control Policy Implementation in Nepal from Tobacco Industry Interference (2011-2018). Nicotine Tob Res 2020.
  • Crosbie E, Schmidt, L. Preemption in tobacco control: A framework for other areas of public health. Am J Public Health 2020.


  • Crosbie E. Response to the letter to the editor regarding: Removing the last billboard for the tobacco industry: Tobacco standardized packaging in Ireland. Health Policy 2019.
  • Crosbie E. Removing the last billboard for the tobacco industry: Tobacco standardized packaging in Ireland. Health Policy. 2019;123:932-935.
  • Lee, K, Crosbie. Understanding Structure and Agency as Commercial Determinants; Comment on "How Neoliberalism Is Shaping the Supply of Unhealthy Commodities and What This Means for Ncd Prevention". Int J Health Policy Manag 2019.
  • Bhatta DA, Bialous, S, Crosbie E, Glantz SA. Exceeding FCTC obligations: Nepal overcoming tobacco industry interference to enact a comprehensive tobacco control policy. Nicotine Tob Res 2019.
  • Wright KE, Lucero J, Crosbie E, "It's nice to have a little bit of home, even if it's just on your plate"-perceived barriers for Latinos accessing food pantries. J Hunger Environ Nutr. DOI: 10.1080/19320248.2019.1664963
  • Bhatta DA, Crosbie E, Bialous S, Glantz SA. Tobacco control in Nepal during a time of government turmoil (1960-2006). Tob Control 2019.
  • Crosbie E, Hatefi A, Schmidt L. Emerging threats of global preemption to nutrition labelling. Health Policy Plan 2019.
  • Labonté R, Crosbie E, McNamara C, Gleeson D. USMCA (NAFTA 2.0): Tightening the constraints on the right to regulate for public health. Global Health 2019;15:35.
  • Crosbie E, Schillinger D, Schmidt LA. State Preemption to Prevent Local Taxation of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages. JAMA Intern Med 2019;179:291-292.
  • Crosbie E, Bialous S, Glantz, SA. Memoranda of Understanding as a tobacco industry strategy to interfere with Illicit Trade on tobacco products. Tob Control 2019.
  • Crosbie E, Eckford R, Bialous S. Containing diffusion: the tobacco industry's multipronged trade strategy to block tobacco standardised packaging. Tob Control 2019;28:195-205.


  • Crosbie E, Thomson G. Regulatory chills: tobacco industry legal threats and the politics of tobacco standardised packaging in New Zealand. N Z Med J. 2018 Apr 13;131(1473):25-41.
  • Crosbie E, Thomson G, Freeman B, Bialous S. Advancing progressive health policy to reduce NCDs amidst international commercial opposition: Tobacco standardized packaging in Australia. Glob Public Health. 2018 Feb 27:1-14.
  • Crosbie E, Sosa P, Glantz SA. Defending strong tobacco packaging and labeling regulations in Uruguay: transnational tobacco control network vs. Philip Morris International. Tob Control. 2018 Mar;27(2):185-194.***
  • Uang R, Crosbie E, Glantz SA. Tobacco control implementation in a middle-income country: transnational tobacco control network overcoming tobacco industry opposition in Colombia. Glob Public Health 2018;13:1050-1064.***


  • Crosbie E, Sosa P, Glantz SA. The importance of continued engagement during the implementation phase of tobacco control policies in a middle-income country: The case of Costa Rica, Tob Control. Jan 2017;26(1):60-68.***
  • Uang R, Crosbie E, Glantz, SA. Smokefree implementation in Colombia: monitoring, outside funding, and business support. Salud Publica Mex. 2017;58(2):126-132.*** 2016
  • Crosbie E, Advancing corporate rights at the expense of public health: A brief examination of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. J of Int Pol Solutions. 2016;14(1):85-91.
  • Crosbie E, Sosa P, Glantz SA. Costa Rica's successful implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: Overcoming decades of industry dominance, Salud Publica Mex. 2016;58(1).***


  • Crosbie E, Crosbie Response to TPP. Am J Public Health. Dec 2014;104(12):e5.
  • Crosbie E, Gonzalez M, Glantz SA. Health preemption behind closed doors: Trade agreements and fast track authority. Am J Public Health. 2014; e1-e7.
  • Crosbie E, Glantz SA. Tobacco industry argues domestic trademark laws and international treaties preclude cigarette health warning labels, despite consistent legal advice that the argument is invalid. Tob Control. May 2014;23(3):e7.
  • Hiilamo H, Crosbie E, Glantz, SA. The evolution of health warning labels on cigarette packs: the role of precedents, and tobacco industry strategies to block diffusion. Tob Control. Jan 2014;23(1):e2.


  • Crosbie E, Sebrié E.M, Glantz SA. Tobacco industry success in Costa Rica: the importance of FCTC article 5.3. Salud Publica Mex. 2012;54(1):28-38.*** 2011
  • Crosbie E, Sebrié E.M, Glantz SA. Strong advocacy led to successful implementation of smokefree Mexico City. Tob Control. 2011 Jan;20(1):64-72.***

***Publications translated and available in Spanish


  • PhD, Politics/Public Health - University of California, Santa Cruz 2016
  • MA, International Relations - San Francisco State University 2010
  • BA, History - San Francisco State University 2007