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Lilia S. Pedraza

PhD in Nutrition Epidemiology, 2019

Dissertation: How did Mexico’s sugary drinks and junk foods tax change shopping behaviors, overall and across store types?

Advisors: Lindsey Smith Taillie and Barry Popkin

Dr. Pedraza is now a researcher at the Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica (INSP), Centro de Investigación y Salud (CINyS).


Pedraza LS, Popkin BM, Adair L, Robinson WR, Taillie LS. Mexican households’ food shopping patterns in 2015: Analysis following nonessential food and sugary beverage taxes. Public Health Nutrition. 2020 Aug 5:1-13. view full text

Pedraza LS, Popkin BM, Batis C, Adair L, Robinson WR, Guilkey DK, Taillie LSThe caloric and sugar content of beverages purchased at different store-types changed after the sugary drinks taxation in Mexico. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2019 Nov 12;16(1):103. doi: 10.1186/s12966-019-0872-8. view full text

Patetta MA, Pedraza LS, Popkin BMImprovements in the nutritional quality of US young adults based on food sources and socioeconomic status between 1989-1991 and 2011-2014. Nutrition Journal. 2019 Jun 26;18(1):32. view full text

Pedraza LS, Popkin BM, Salgado JC, Taillie LSMexican households’ purchases of foods and beverages vary by store-type, taxation status, and SES. Nutrients. 2018 Aug 8;10(8). view full text

Corvalán C, Garmendia ML, Jones-Smith J, Lutter CK, Miranda JJ, Pedraza LS, Popkin BM, Ramirez-Zea M, Salvo D, Stein AD. Nutrition status of children in Latin America. Obesity Reviews. 2017 Jul;18 Suppl 2:7-18. view full text