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Lecturer, Community Health Department, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University
Reem Alsukait is a PhD candidate in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts. Her dissertation research uses mixed methods to evaluate the impact of Saudi Arabia’s 2017 excise tax on carbonated and energy drinks (50% and 100% respectively). Her research explores the use of fiscal policy instruments to reduce the burden of chronic diseases. Other research interests include community-based interventions, evidence-based policy design and evaluation, and food security.
Reem earned her M.P.H from Tufts University School of Medicine. She holds a BSc. in Clinical Nutrition from King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. As part of her dietetics training, she completed a full-year hospital-based clinical internship and is currently a registered dietitian.