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Carmen Piernas

PhD in Nutrition, Epidemiology, 2013

Dissertation: Low calorie-­ and caloric-­sweeteners: Diet quality, food intake and purchase patterns of U.S. Household consumers

Advisor: Barry Popkin

Dr. Piernas is currently a researcher and lecturer at Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford. Dr. Piernas is also Associate Editor of Public Health Nutrition (Cambridge University Press). 


Piernas C, Ng SW, Mendez MA, Gordon-Larsen P, Popkin BM. A Dynamic Panel Model of the Associations of Sweetened Beverage Purchases With Dietary Quality and Food-Purchasing Patterns. American Journal of Epidemiology. (2015) 181 (9): 661-671. view full text

Stern D, Piernas C, Barquera S, Rivera JA, Popkin BM. Caloric beverages were major sources of energy among children and adults in Mexico, 1999-2012. Journal of Nutrition. 2014 Jun;144(6):949-56 view full text

Piernas C, Mendez MA, Ng SW, Gordon-Larsen P, Popkin BM. Low-calorie-and calorie-sweetened beverages: diet quality, food intake, and purchase patterns of US household consumers. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2014 Mar;99(3):567-77 view full text

Piernas C, Ng SW, Popkin B. Trends in purchases and intake of foods and beverages containing caloric and low-calorie sweeteners over the last decade in the United States. Pediatric Obesity. 2013 Mar 25 view full text

Piernas C, Tate DF, Wang X, Popkin BM. Does diet-beverage intake affect dietary consumption patterns? Results from the Choose Healthy Options Consciously Everyday (CHOICE) randomized clinical trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2013Mar;97(3):604-11 view full text

Piernas C, Popkin BMSnacking increased among U.S. adults between 1977 and 2006. J Nutr. 2010 Feb;140(2):325-32. view full text