Current work and interests
Yuru’s PhD will examine the current landscape of the out-of-home food environment in the UK, and evaluate the impact of relevant policies that occur during the PhD studentship. Her search involves establishing a longitudinal database using web scraping techniques for nutritional data on food served by the largest 100 UK chain restaurants.
Background and experience
Before joining the Unit, Yuru worked as a staff fellow at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She holds a Master’s degree in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University.