Spotlight: Grant Barbosa
“Supplements vary greatly – some are useful, some are harmful, many are ineffective. Many weight loss and muscle building supplements promote unhealthy focus on body image, especially on body types that may prioritize aesthetics over health. Our research should help address the potential damage that they can cause.” -Grant
Grant Barbosa is a law student and Presidential Scholar in his final year at Harvard Law School. Grant joins the STRIPED team to perform legal research on a new STRIPED study exploring regulation of weight loss and muscle building supplements and the health risks they can pose. Throughout his academic career, Grant has focused on the intersection of public health and food law and policy. In previous research, Grant has worked with the food assistance team at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities to examine issues related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and School Lunches.
Grant is currently involved at Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic as a clinical student where he is drafting model legislation to help reduce food waste. Previously, Grant was involved with the school’s Health Law and Policy Clinic where he helped pilot Providing Access to Healthy Solutions (PATHS), an initiative to improve health outcomes by eliminating barriers to care for patients with type 2 diabetes through state-level policy recommendations.
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