Doctoral Student Spotlight: Sophia Hua!

Doctoral Student in the Department of Nutrition

Research Interests: She is broadly interested in obesity prevention via evidence-based food policy changes that impact the environment and individual behavior. This includes the impact of food policies, school lunch nutrition, and food labeling and marketing.

Projects: She is currently working on a project investigating the health claims found on dietary supplements sold in pharmacies.

Past Projects: Past projects she has been on include a long-term evaluation of the Philadelphia Beverage Tax, a study looking at the effects of messages on menus to promote healthier purchases for children at fast-casual and fast-food restaurants, an RCT testing the effects of nutrition messaging on vending machines, and an RCT testing the effects of three different messages on vending machine purchases.