Senior Fellow

Sophia Hua, PhD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine

Sophia Hua, PhD, MPH (she/her) is an Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania’s 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. Recently, she has started focusing on health disparities and diet among Asian Americans. She has presented her work to the FDA and members of the National Restaurant Association.

Dr. Hua received her PhD in Population Health Sciences from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and her MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Yale University.

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