Anna Grummon is a behavioral scientist who studies how nutrition policies affect what we eat and how healthy we are. She holds a PhD and MSPH in health behavior from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her dissertation integrated randomized experiments with mathematical modeling to examine whether health warning labels cause consumers to buy fewer sugary drinks, and whether changes in consumer behavior could lead to improved population health. As a Bell Fellow, she is examining whether companies reformulate products in response to the recent federal mandate that requires food retailers to post calorie information. She also hopes to examine other promising nutrition policies in the U.S. and internationally, including laws that would set minimum prices for sugary drinks, change federal food assistance programs, or limit the sodium content in processed foods.
Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies