Aline D’Angelo Campos

Graduate Research Assistant

Aline is a research assistant at the Global Food Research Program and a doctoral student in the Department of Health Behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her research is focused on food policy for health equity, especially prevention of obesity and diet-related diseases in Latin America. Prior to UNC, she obtained a Master of Public Policy from Duke University, during which she worked with Duke’s World Food Policy Center on research into racial disparities in Brazil’s and Mexico’s food systems. She has also worked with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) managing data from nutrition programs in several African countries. Originally from Brazil, her previous policy experience includes positions at the World Bank, the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), and the City of São Paulo.

My most interesting food habit is… snacking on dried figs with almond butter – trust me, it’s a magic combo!

My favorite food-related smell is… garlic and onion sautéeing, the smell of any Brazilian kitchen.

My favorite ingredient is… cashews, nut AND fruit (yes, it’s a fruit)! This South American beauty makes its way into my kitchen in so many forms, from perfect dairy-free alfredo sauce to fresh fruit juice.