Research Scientist at the University of Campinas (Unicamp), Campinas, Brazil and Professor at the Graduate Program in Collective Health and Epidemiology of the University of Campinas Medical School. She holds a Doctoral Degree in Public Health Nutrition from the University of Sao Paulo School of Public Health and took part of her doctorate studies at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Formerly she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Illinois, Chicago where she worked with social and food environment, and she worked closely with the Brazilian Ministry of Social Development as a consultant for the Unesco. Her main research interests include: understanding the social and environment determinants of diet and diet-related diseases, improving measures of the food environment, as well as impact evaluation of social and nutrition and food policies.