Isabella Higgins

Doctoral Student

Isabella Higgins joined the Global Food Research Program at UNC as a Project Manager after earning her Master in Public Policy degree from George Washington University. Prior to entering into food policy research, she engaged in research and nonprofit work in the field of sexual and reproductive health. Her research interests include research focused on policies that promote and work to achieve health equity. After two years as a project manager, Isabella began UNC’s doctoral program in health behaviors in August, 2021.

My family’s holiday favorite is… my mom’s peanut butter pie. It’s amaaazing.

My favorite food for summer is… a fresh salad with produce purchased from the NC Farmer’s Market.

When I’m in a time crunch, I love to make avocado toast. I mix mashed avocado with cumin, chili powder, hot sauce, lime juice, salt, pepper, and a little bit of olive oil, then I put it on top of toasted ezekiel bread.

Publications

Hall MG, Higgins IC, Grummon AH, Lazard AJ, Prestemon CE, Sheldon JM, Taillie LS. Using a Naturalistic Store Laboratory for Clinical Trials of Point-of-Sale Nutrition Policies and Interventions: A Feasibility and Validation Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021 Aug;18(16):8764. 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

Taillie LS, Hall MG, Gómez LF, Higgins I, Bercholz M, Murukutla N, Mora-Plazas M. Designing an Effective Front-of-Package Warning Label for Food and Drinks High in Added Sugar, Sodium, or Saturated Fat in Colombia: An Online Experiment. Nutrients. 2020 Oct 13;12(10):E3124. doi: 10.3390/nu12103124. view full text