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Sophia Hua, PhD, MPH

Sophia Hua, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Dr. Hua is an Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Her research aims to prevent diet-related chronic diseases by identifying and evaluating strategies to promote a healthier food environment in an equitable manner. Her work tests innovative behavioral science interventions such as using descriptors to prompt reduced portions in the restaurant setting and signs to steer consumers toward healthier options. She also evaluates the impact of health policies such as the Philadelphia beverage tax. She has presented her work to the FDA and members of the National Restaurant Association. Dr. Hua received her BS in Psychology and MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Yale University and her PhD in Population Health Sciences from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.