Doctoral Student in the Department of Epidemiology
Kelsey Vercammen is a first-year doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research portfolio focuses on nutritional epidemiology, with particular areas of interest including causes and points of intervention for obesity, as well as the role of federal nutrition assistance programs in reducing food insecurity and promoting dietary quality. Kelsey is currently a graduate-level research assistant with the Harvard T.H. Chan Department of Health Policy and Management, and has contributed to projects related to menu labeling, the health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages and obesity prevention strategies among children and youth. Additionally, her master’s thesis examined 100% fruit juice in the Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine in 2018. Kelsey’s other work has been published in journals such as The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, Obesity Reviews, and Obesity. She was previously involved as a research assistant with the University of Ottawa’s Global Strategy Lab and McMaster University’s Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department. Prior to her doctoral studies, Kelsey received her Bachelor of Health Sciences with Honors from McMaster University and her Master of Science in Epidemiology from Harvard University.