Lisa Mancino is an Economist in the Food Economics Division of USDA's Economic Research Service. She conducts research on food consumption, diet, and health outcomes with a focus on the behavioral economics of food choice. Her research has covered topics including how behavioral economic concepts could be used to improve diet quality within food assistance programs, the influence of nutrition education programs and dietary guidelines on food choice, and the effect of food away from home on diet quality.
Lisa has a Ph.D. and an M.S. in agricultural economics from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in International Management from Gustavus Adolphus College.
Lisa is a member of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.
Guthrie, J., L. Mancino, and J. Lin. 2016. "Nudging Consumers towards Better Food Choices: Policy Approaches to Changing Food Consumption Behaviors," Psychology and Marketing, 32(5): 501-11.
McKinnon, R.A., S.M. Siddiq, F.J. Chaloupka, L. Mancino, and K. Rapsad. 2015. "Obesity-Related Policy/Environmental Interventions: A Systematic Review of the Economic Analysis" American Journal of Preventative Medicine. December.