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Emily Busey

Research Communications Manager

Emily is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and a master’s degree in public health from UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. Emily worked as an editorial and marketing designer before pursuing further education in nutrition and public health, eventually joining the Global Food Research Program team as a Research Associate specializing in science communications. Her interests include translating research related to obesity prevention policies, improving and alleviating health disparities, and how the food retail environment and marketing can influence personal and population nutrition.

The craziest thing I’ve ever eaten is cricket flour muffins (made by myself and fed to some very good sports at UNC).

My favorite things to bake are… scones — easy to make, delicious to eat.

Foods I must have in my home are coffee and dark chocolate.

My favorite food-related smell is onions cooking in butter — the beginning of many home-cooked dinners in my childhood home.

GFRP Publications

Impact of warning labels on reducing health halo effects of nutrient content claims on breakfast cereal packages: A mixed-measures experiment
Authors: Fernanda Mediano Stoltze, Emily A. Busey, Lindsey Smith Taillie, Francesca Dillman Carpentier
Published in: Appetite, August 1, 2021 view full text

Governmental policies to reduce unhealthy food marketing to children
Authors: Lindsey S. Taillie, Emily Busey, Mediano F. Stoltze, Francesca R. Dillman Carpentier
Published in: Nutrition Reviews, November 1 2019 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

No fat, no sugar, no salt . . . no problem? Prevalence of “low-content” nutrient claims and their associations with the nutritional prole of food and beverage purchases in the United States
Authors: Lindsey S. Taillie, Shu Wen Ng, Ya Xue, Emily A. Busey, Matthew Harding
Published in: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, see video overview view full text