Caitlin Lowery

Doctoral Student

Caitlin Lowery is a doctoral student in the Department of Nutrition at UNC-Chapel Hill. She obtained her Master of Science in Public Health in International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2016. Caitlin was first exposed to the field of public health as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Georgia (2011-2013). Prior to coming to UNC, Caitlin worked on an evaluation of the Philadelphia beverage tax, which examined the impact of the tax on prices, purchases and consumption of sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened beverages. Her primary research interest is nutrition policy for obesity prevention, including beverage taxes, front-of-package (FOP) health warning labels, and food marketing restrictions. As part of GFRP, Caitlin will be working with researchers at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia on an evaluation of the impact of FOP warning labels on consumer perceptions and food purchases in Peru.

My “go to” comfort food is chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.
After a good workout, nothing beats a cold, refreshing wheat beer.
My most interesting food habit is eating a spoonful of peanut butter (or almond butter… or Nutella) when I’m having a bad day. Or when I’m super hungry.


Lowery CM, Mora-Plazas M, Gómez LF, Popkin B, Taillie LS. Reformulation of Packaged Foods and Beverages in the Colombian Food Supply. Nutrients. 2020 Oct 24;12(11):E3260. doi: 10.3390/nu12113260. view full text