I am the Frank Harvey Endowed Professor of Marketing at University of South Florida (Tampa). I received my PhD in Marketing from University of California, Irvine, and my MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

My research interests are in managerially/practically relevant behavioral research in the domain of sensory marketing, with emphasis on topics related to digital marketing, AI, food marketing, health & wellbeing, and retailing.

My research has been published in Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing, and Journal of Marketing Research, among other journals.

Several of my published papers have high Altmetric scores (“which examine each article’s record of attention, measure of dissemination, and indicator of influence and impact”: JCR website). For example, my 2019 JMR and 2017 JMR papers have the second highest and third highest Altmetric scores, respectively, among all JMR papers every published. My 2023 JM paper currently has the second highest Altmetric score among all published JM papers.

​I have been featured in the list of most productive scholars in terms of publications in the premier marketing journals, for the 2014-2023 period: LINK

I serve as Co-Editor-in-Chief at:
- Journal of Business Research

I serve as Area Editor at:

- Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science

I serve on the Editorial Review Boards of:

- Journal of Consumer Research

- Journal of Marketing

In the past, I have been Associate Editor at Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Retailing, and Journal of Public Policy & Marketing.

I have received grants/awards funded by NSF, USDA, ACR, AMA, and AMS.

I have collaborated on research and/or consulting projects with multiple companies across several countries (USA, Sweden, Netherlands, France, India, Germany, Norway) and the research findings have directly influenced business practices of many companies. 

My research has been covered by over 200 media outlets worldwide (e.g., Wall Street Journal, ABC, CBS, Food Network, Fox, NBC, NY Times, Washington Post, etc.).