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Phoebe R

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Public Health, Health Behavior, Unhealthy Product Marketing, Retail Environments, Nutrition Policy, Alcohol Policy, Tobacco Policy

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Health or Social Policy Fact Sheet

Public health research often has policy implications. However, it can be challenging for policy makers to keep up with research. A policy fact sheet synthesizes research related to a policy of interest and presents it in a way that is accessible to policy makers. Similar to a literature review, a fact sheet would require a student to 1.) identify a topic area (e.g., food marketing to children, free school meals, tobacco warning labels); 2.) conduct an in-depth review of empirical and grey literature; 3.) synthesize findings from the literature; and 4.) present policy recommendations based on the evidence presented in the fact sheet. This project would provide students with experience critically reading and synthesizing research articles, conducting systematic literature searches, and translating research findings into policy recommendations. My primary area of expertise is in unhealthy product marketing and warning labels, but have experience in a variety of healthy and social policy related topics. I have created fact sheets myself and have mentored undergraduate students through the process.

Coding skills

Stata, Mplus

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