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Donna R. Miles

Programming Manager

Donna earned a PhD from the Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado Boulder. She first joined UNC as a Survey Coordinator for the Child Health Assessment and Monitoring Program through the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics. In 2011, she joined the Global Food Research Program team at UNC. She provides data management and programming support for faculty and students. Her interests include research exploring the role of environmental factors on development, including how nutrition and the food retail environment can influence health outcomes. 

Foods I must have in my home are red and green chile. Growing up in New Mexico these are a staple! We mail order Hatch Green Chile every August so we are fully stocked for the year. 

My family’s holiday favorite is cooking competitions! Thanksgiving Throwdown creating new recipes using leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner has become a fun family tradition. 

GFRP Publications

Do sugar warning labels influence parents' selection of a labeled snack for their children? A randomized trial in a virtual convenience store
Authors: Lindsey Smith Taillie, Isabella C. A. Higgins, Allison J. Lazard, Donna R. Miles, Jonathan L. Blitstein, Marissa G. Hall
Published in: Appetite, May 5, 2022 (online ahead of print) view full text

Applying and comparing various nutrient profiling models against the packaged food supply in South Africa
Authors: Tamryn Frank, Shu Wen Ng, Donna R. Miles, Elizabeth C. Swart
Published in: Public Health Nutrition, February 16, 2022 view full text

Whole grain and refined grains: An examination of US household grocery store purchases
Authors: Elizabeth K. Dunford, Donna R. Miles, Barry M. Popkin, Shu Wen Ng
Published in: The Journal of Nutrition, October 28, 2021 view full text

The WHO South-East Asia region nutrient profile model is quite appropriate for India: An exploration of 31,516 Food Products
Authors: Chandra Pandav, Lindsey Smith Taillie, Donna R. Miles, Bridget A. Hollingsworth, Barry M. Popkin
Published in: Nutrients, August 15, 2021 view full text

Types and amounts of nonnutritive sweeteners purchased by US households: A comparison of 2002 and 2018 Nielsen Homescan purchases
Authors: Elizabeth K. Dunford, Donna R. Miles, Shu Wen Ng, Barry M. Popkin
Published in: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, October 1, 2020 view full text

Applying nutrient profiling systems to packaged foods and drinks sold in Jamaica
Authors: Suzanne Soares-Wynter, Stacy A. Aiken-Hemming, Bridget Hollingsworth, Donna R. Miles, Shu Wen Ng
Published in: Foods, January 8 2020 view full text

Nutrition quality of packaged foods in Bogotá, Colombia: A comparison of two nutrient profile models
Authors: Mercedes Mora-Plazas, Luis F. Gómez, Donna R. Miles, Dianna C. Parra, Lindsey S. Taillie
Published in: Nutrients, May 4 2019 view full text

Persistent disparities over time in the distribution of sugar-sweetened beverage intake among children in the United States
Authors: Michelle A. Mendez, Donna R. Miles, Jennifer M. Poti, Daniela Sotres-Alvarez, Barry M. Popkin
Published in: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, January 1 2019 view full text

Nutritional profile of purchases by store type: Disparities by income and food program participation
Authors: Lindsey S. Taillie, Anna H. Grummon, Donna R. Miles
Published in: Am J Prev Med, June 14 2018 view full text

Federal nutrition program revisions impact low-income households’ food purchases
Authors: Shu Wen Ng, Bridget Hollingsworth, Emily A. Busey, Julie L. Wandell , Donna R. Miles, Jennifer M. Poti
Published in: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, March 2018 view full text

Non-nutritive sweeteners in the packaged food supply — An assessment across 4 countries
Authors: Elizabeth K. Dunford, Lindsey S. Taillie, Donna R. Miles, Hellen Eyles, Lizabeth Tolentino-Mayo, Shu Wen Ng
Published in: Nutrients, 2018 view full text

Development of a food composition database to monitor changes in packaged foods and beverages
Authors: Jennifer M. Poti, Emily Yoon, Bridget Hollingsworth, Jessica Ostrowski, Julie Wandell, Donna R. Miles, Barry M. Popkin
Published in: J Food Compost Anal, July 12 2017 view full text

Changes in prices, sales, consumer spending and beverage consumption one year after a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in Berkeley, USA: A before-and-after study
Authors: Lynn D. Silver, Shu Wen Ng, Suzanne Ryan-Ibarra, Marta Induni, Donna R. Miles, Jennifer M. Poti, Lindsey S. Taillie, Barry M. Popkin
Published in: PLoS Medicine, April 2017, See video overview view full text

An approach to monitor food and nutrition from “factory to fork”
Authors: Meghan M. Slining, Emily F. Yoon, Jessica Davis, Bridget Hollingsworth, Donna Miles, Shu Wen Ng
Published in: Journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, January 2015 view full text

Shifts in the recent distribution of dietary intake among US children ages 2-18 reflect potential abatement of earlier declining trends
Authors: Michelle A. Mendez, Daniela Sotres-Alvarez, Donna R. Miles, Meghan M. Slining, Barry M. Popkin
Published in: Journal of Nutrition, August 2014 view full text