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Alexandra Adair

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Alexandra Adair is a senior in the Nutrition, Health, and Society Bachelor of Science in Public Health program with a minor in neuroscience. She is interested in exploring the gap between research and policy, specifically how cultural beliefs, political processes, and religious thought can change systems that affect diet quality. Adair intends to pursue a master’s of public health in epidemiology, with a focus on nutrition. She has worked with Emily Duffy on assessing the effect of increased cash value benefits during COVID-19 for WIC participants in North Carolina. This semester, Alexandra is working with Alexandra Ross to assess the cost of adhering to a DASH diet among diverse populations in South Africa.

The craziest thing I’ve ever eaten is… oxen tongue in Israel!

My most interesting food habit is… carrying cinnamon in my backpack so I can put it on my coffee.

When I’m in a time crunch, I love to make… nothing — I’d just eat peanut butter from the jar (with cinnamon).