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Emily Duffy

Doctoral Student

Emily is interested in using interdisciplinary approaches to understand the impact of policy and systems strategies to reduce diet-related disparities among children in the US. Prior to starting in the doctoral program at UNC, Emily worked at Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where much of her work was focused on nutrition in early childhood. She has a master’s degree in Public Health from UNC-Chapel Hill and is a registered dietitian.

My “go to” comfort food is… Annie’s Mac and Cheese. 

My favorite food-related smell is… freshly baked bread.

Publications

Richter AP, Duffy EW, Taillie LS, Harris JL, Pomeranz JL, Hall MG. The impact of toddler milk claims on beliefs and misperceptions: A randomized experiment with parents of young children. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2021 Aug 13. view full text

Duffy E, Ng SW, Hall M, Bercholz M, Rebolledo N, Musicus A, Taillie LS. Examining Sociodemographic Disparities in Household Purchases of Fruit Drinks with Policy-Relevant Nutrition Claims. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2021 Jun;5(Supplement_2):551-. view full text

Lo A, Duffy E, Ng SW. Who's Grocery Shopping Online and Why: Cross-Sectional Analysis of a Nationally-Representative Sample Since the Pandemic. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2021 Jun;5(Supplement_2):231-. view full text

Kay MC, Duffy EW, Harnack LJ, Anater AS, Hampton JC, Eldridge AL, Story M. Development and application of a total diet quality index for toddlers. Nutrients. 2021 Jun;13(6):1943. view full text

Duffy EW, Taillie LS, Richter AP, Higgins IC, Harris JL, Hall MG. Toddler milk perceptions and purchases: the role of Latino ethnicity. Public Health Nutrition. 2021 Jan 21:1-9. view full text

Duffy EW, Taillie LS, Richter AP, Higgins IC, Harris JL, Hall MG. Parental Perceptions and Exposure to Advertising of Toddler Milk: A Pilot Study with Latino Parents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021 Jan;18(2):528. view full text

Duffy EW, Hall MG, Carpentier FR, Musicus AA, Meyer ML, Rimm E, Taillie LS. Nutrition claims on fruit drinks are inconsistent indicators of nutritional profile: A content analysis of fruit drinks purchased by households with young children. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2021 Jan 1;121(1):36-46. view full text