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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.


Essman M, Taillie LS, Jenkings T, Ng SW, Popkin BM, Swart EC. 2021. Taxed and untaxed beverage consumption by young adults in Langa, South Africa before and one year after a national sugar-sweetened beverage taxPLOS Medicine. view full text

Essman M, Popkin BM, Corvalán C, Reyes M, Taillie LSSugar-sweetened beverage intake among Chilean preschoolers and adolescents in 2016: A cross-sectional analysis. Nutrients. 2018 Nov 15;10(11). pii: E1767. view full text