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Ezequiel M. Galarce, Ph.D.

RWJF Health & Society Scholar:

Behavioral Medicine, Health Behavior, Psychobiology, Social Determinants of Health

Area(s) of Expertise:
Health Behavior Maintenance, Learning and Non-Rational Associative Processes, Self-Regulation and Health Behavior, Early Adversity, Cognitive Development, Health Outcomes, Racial/Ethnic Inequality, Health Disparities



Ezequiel M. Galarce is interested in understanding the effects of early adversity on the development of health and risk behaviors. More specifically, he is currently examining the effects of childhood food insecurity on the development of food consumption patterns throughout the life course. In this effort, he is studying how insufficient and unreliable food sources may affect the cognitive antecedents of food related behavior; either in a purely direct manner, and also through the effects of food insecurity on maternal stress. Dr. Galarce attempts to tackle these problems from biological, psychological and ecological perspectives, combining secondary data analysis with animal and human laboratory experiments. Ultimately, he attempts to help answer a critical question to population health:  Why do some population subgroups present more difficulties in maintaining healthy lifestyle choices than others? Ezequiel earned a Ph.D. in Psychological and Brain Sciences in 2009 from the Johns Hopkins University.  He also holds a license in Clinical Psychology earned in 2000 in Argentina.

Journal Articles:
Click here for a list of Ezequiel M. Galarce's available publications in PubMed.


  Galarce, Ezequiel. Cue-induced changes in motivation for food: The effect of cues associated with scarce foods on food procurement and consumption (ProQuest, 2009)
ISBN: 1109130627, 9781109130621