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Meagan Hanbury

Meagan Hanbury is a Post-Doctoral Scholar at the Center for Transnational Health. Meagan received her Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC Davis. She received her A.B. in Economics and Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College. Prior to graduate school, Meagan performed research and analysis on environmental policy at Abt Associates in Cambridge, MA. Meagan is currently working on the economic components of Niños Sanos, Familia Sana, a childhood obesity prevention program in California's Central Valley. Her work includes creating, implementing, and evaluating a fruit and vegetable voucher system for participating families. Meagan also helped employ a novel data collection scheme through grocery store scanners to analyze changes in food expenditure associated with voucher receipt. Outside of Niños Sanos, Familia Sana, her research focuses on the links between early childhood assistance programs and obesity prevention. She is particularly interested in how participation in programs such as WIC, Head Start, and SNAP affect behavior and subsequent health outcomes. Meagan lives in Oakland, CA with her husband Peter, daughter Violet, and dog Abby.