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Allison Maria Lacko

PhD in Nutrition Epidemiology, 2019

Dissertation: Disparities in the quality of household packaged food purchases in the United States: Trends over time, geography and the role of state policies

Advisor: Shu Wen Ng

Dr. Lacko is currently the Senior Nutrition Policy and Research Analyst at Food Research and Action Center.


Lacko A, Delamater P, Gordon-Larsen P, Ng SW. Geographic patterns and socioeconomic differences in the nutritional quality of household packaged food purchases in the United States. Health & Place. 2021 May 1;69:102567. view full text

Doherty AM, Lacko AM, Popkin BM. Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption is associated with lower quality of the non-SSB diet in US adolescents and young adults. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2021 Mar;113(3):657-64. view full text

Lacko A, Ng SW, Popkin B. Urban vs. Rural Socioeconomic Differences in the Nutritional Quality of Household Packaged Food Purchases by Store Type. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Oct 20;17(20):7637. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17207637. view full text

Lacko AM, Popkin BM, Smith Taillie LGrocery stores are not associated with more healthful food for participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2019 Mar 1;119(3):400-15. view full text