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Laura A. Schmidt

Dr. Laura Schmidt works to understand how changing lifestyles are contributing to globally rising rates of chronic disease and seeks options on what to do about it. Dr. Schmidt bridges the worlds of biomedical research and population health in exploring the growing pressures of globalizing economies, rising inequality, and the marketization of products that are undermining our health. She is the lead investigator on SugarScience, which educates the public about the latest science on sugar. Dr. Schmidt also works directly with decision-makers to promote scientifically substantiated social policy reforms.