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Michael Essman

PhD in Nutrition Epidemiology, 2020

Dissertation: A Multimethod Approach to Evaluating a Threshold-Based Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax in South Africa: Changes in Dietary Intake, Behavioral Drivers, and the News Media

Advisors: Lindsey Smith Taillie and Barry Popkin

Dr. Essman is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Centre for Diet and Physical Activity Research at the University of Cambridge.

GFRP Publications

Examining the news media reaction to a national sugary beverage tax in South Africa: A quantitative content analysis
Authors: Michael Essman, Fernanda Mediano Stoltze, Francesca Dillman Carpentier, Elizabeth C. Swart, Lindsey Smith Taillie
Published in: BMC Public Health, December 2021 view full text

Taxed and untaxed beverage consumption by young adults in Langa, South Africa before and one year after a national sugar-sweetened beverage tax
Authors: Michael Essman, Lindsey Smith Taillie, Tamryn Frank, Shu Wen Ng, Barry M. Popkin, Elizabeth C. Swart
Published in: PLOS Medicine, May 25, 2021 view full text

Sugar-sweetened beverage intake among Chilean preschoolers and adolescents in 2016: A cross-sectional analysis
Authors: Michael Essman, Barry M. Popkin, Camila Corvalán, Marcela Reyes, Lindsey S. Taillie
Published in: Nutrients, November 15 2018 view full text