Category Archives: Publications

Purchases of Food in Youth: Influence of Price and Income

Epstein, Leonard H., Elizabeth Handley, Kelly K. Dearing, Davi,d D. Cho; James Roemmich, Rocco Paluch, Samina Raja, Youngju Pak, and Bonnie Spring. 2006a. “Purchases of food in youth: Influence of price and income.” Psychological Science 17(1): 82-89 

Beyond Food Deserts: Measuring and Mapping Racial Disparities in the Food Environment

Raja, Samina, Changxing Ma, and Pavan Yadav. 2008a. “Beyond food deserts: Measuring and mapping racial disparities in the food environment.” Journal of Planning Education and Research. 27(4): 469-482. Included in ‘Editors’ Picks’ column of the Environment: Science and policy for Sustainable Development journal (Sep/Oct 2008).


  1. Raja, Samina, Marcia Caton Campbell, Alexandra Judelsohn, Branden Born, and Alfonso Morales (eds). Planning for Equitable Urban Agriculture in the USA: A New Ethic in City Building. Springer Press. Forthcoming (expected April 2024).
  2. Raja, Samina, Erin Sweeney*, Yeeli Mui, and Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah. 2021. Local Government Planning for Community Food Systems: Opportunity, Innovation, and Equity. Food and Agriculture Organization.
  3. World Health Organization. 2018. WHO Housing and Health Guidelines. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization. [Role: Member, Guideline Development Group]
  4. Committee on Health Impact Assessment. 2011.  Health Impact Assessment.  The National Academies Press, Washington, DC. Forthcoming. [Committee members and authors: D. Bear, R. Bhatia, S. Cantor, B. Cave, A. Diez Roux, C. Dora, J. Fielding, J Graff Zivin, Richard Jackson (Chair), J. Levy, J. Quint, S. Raja, A. Schulz, and A. Wernham.]
  5. Raja, Samina, Branden Born, and Jessica Kozlowski Russell.  2008.  A Planners’ Guide to Community and Regional Food Planning: Transforming Food Environments, Building Healthy Communities.  Planning Advisory Service (PAS) Series, No. 554.  Chicago, Illinois: American Planning Association. 112 p.
  6. Raja, Samina and Angelika Breinlich. 2007.  Designing Healthy Communities, One School at a Time.  Prepared for the Healthy Eating by Design-Buffalo project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.