Bianca Braga, MA
PhD Candidate in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Tufts University, Boston, MA
Mentor Dr. Wilson
Bianca is an economist from Brazil who has worked for the public, private and non-profit sectors. She supervised data collection of technological innovation for the Brazilian government. Bianca also researched: costs of obesity, the impact of ultra-processed food consumption in obesity (along with its comorbidities) and the social determinants of breastfeeding. She was also involved in background research for a legislation proposal on front-of-package warning labels. She is currently working on a project about the association between household wealth and maternal obesity in 22 low-income countries. She is interested in policies to tackle the obesity epidemic and in the consequences of cash transfer programs on the double burden of malnutrition.