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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.

GFRP Publications

Prevalence and demographic correlates of online grocery shopping: results from a nationally representative survey during the COVID-19 pandemic
Authors: Emily W. Duffy, Amy Lo, Marissa G. Hall, Lindsey Smith Taillie, and Shu Wen Ng
Published in: Public Health Nutrition, August 19, 2022 view full text

"I think that's the most beneficial change that the WIC has made in a really long time": Perceptions and awareness of an increase in the WIC Cash Value Benefit
Authors: Emily W. Duffy, Daniele A. Vest, Cassandra R. Davis, Marissa G. Hall, Molly De Marco, Shu Wen Ng, Lindsey Smith Taillie
Published in: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, July 16, 2022 view full text

Nutrition-related claims lead parents to choose less healthy drinks for young children: a randomized trial in a virtual convenience store
Authors: Marissa G. Hall, Allison J. Lazard, Isabella C. A. Higgins, Jonathan L Blitstein, Emily W. Duffy, Eva Greenthal, Sarah Sorscher, Lindsey Smith Taillie
Published in: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, January 18, 2022 view full text

Front-of-package claims & imagery on fruit-flavored drinks and exposure by household demographics
Authors: Aviva A. Musicus, Sophia V. Hua, Alyssa J. Moran, Emily W. Duffy, Marissa G. Hall, Christina A. Roberto, Francesca R. Dillman Carpentier, Sarah Sorscher, Margo G. Wootan, Lindsey Smith Taillie, Eric B. Rimm
Published in: Appetite, December 27, 2021 (e-pub ahead of print) view full text

The impact of toddler milk claims on beliefs and misperceptions: A randomized experiment with parents of young children
Authors: Ana Paula C. Richter, Emily W. Duffy, Lindsey Smith Taillie, Jennifer L. Harris, Jennifer L. Pomeranz, Marissa G. Hall
Published in: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, August 13, 2021 view full text

Examining sociodemographic disparities in household purchases of fruit drinks with policy-relevant nutrition claims
Authors: Emily DuffyShu Wen NgMarissa HallMaxime BercholzNatalia Rebolledo, Aviva Musicus, Lindsey Smith Taillie
Published in: Current Developments in Nutrition, June 7, 2021 view full text

Who's grocery shopping online and why: Cross-sectional analysis of a nationally-representative sample since the pandemic.
Authors: Amy LoEmily DuffyShu Wen Ng
Published in: Current Developments in Nutrition, June 7, 2021 view full text

Development and application of a total diet quality index for toddlers
Authors:  Melissa Kay, Emily Duffy, Lisa Harnack, Andrea Anater, Joel Hampton, Alison Eldridge, and Mary Story
Published in: Nutrients. 2021 June 5, 2021 view full text

Toddler milk perceptions and purchases: The role of Latino ethnicity
Authors: Emily W. Duffy, Lindsey S. Taillie, Ana P. Richter, Isabella C. Higgins, Jennifer L. Harris, Marissa G. Hall
Published in: Public Health Nutrition, January 21 2021 view full text

Parental perceptions and exposure to advertising of toddler milk: A pilot study with Latino parents
Authors: Emily W. Duffy, Lindsey S. Taillie, Ana Paula C. Richter, Isabella C. A. Higgins, Jennifer L. Harris, Marissa G. Hall
Published in: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, January 10, 2021 view full text

Nutrition claims on fruit drinks are inconsistent indicators of nutritional profile: A content analysis of fruit drinks purchased by households with young children
Authors: Emily W. Duffy, Marissa G. Hall, Francesca R. Dillman Carpentier, Aviva A. Musicus, Michele L. Meyer, Eric Rimm, Lindsey Smith Taillie
Published in: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, January 1, 2021 view full text

Trends in food consumption patterns of US infants and toddlers from Feeding Infants and Toddlers Studies (FITS) in 2002, 2008, 2016
Authors: Emily W. Duffy Melissa C. Kay, Emma F. Jacquier, Diane Catellier, Joel Hampton, Andrea S. Anater, Mary Story
Published in: Nutrients, November 2019 view full text