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Kayla Mardin

Graduate Research Assistant

Kayla Mardin is a Master of Public Health student in the Department of Nutrition. She is interested in understanding the impact of food policies on health behaviors and outcomes and in reducing barriers and disparities in access to healthy foods. Prior to starting her graduate studies, Kayla worked in program management at Population Services International (PSI) where she supported a variety of donor-funded projects in the Latin America and Asia regions. She holds an undergraduate degree in Global Health from Georgetown University. At the Global Food Research Program, Kayla will be helping to conduct a global survey of school food policies and assisting with other research projects.

My family’s holiday favorite is… my grandmother’s old-fashioned (secret) donut recipe — we make them together every year. 

Food(s) I must have in my home is/are… bananas and peanut butter — the best combination!

My favorite food for summer is… peaches, especially from the farmer’s market.