PHN students present Integrative Learning Experiences

Fifteen students presented their ILEs at the annual event


On February 5th, fifteen students presented their ILEs at the annual PHN Soiree. The ILE, or Integrative Learning Experience, is a requirement of the MPH program and represents months of rigorous work in a food or nutrition-related topic.

Dozens of family members, friends, mentors, staff and community members came out to support these students’ work and to learn more about pressing nutrition issues facing us today. Here are the titles of each student’s ILE presentation:

  • Katie Berns: Relationship between food retail environment and fruit and vegetables served by California childcare centers and homes
  • Esther Park: Got Chocolate Milk? An Analysis of the Effects of a Chocolate Milk Elimination Policy on Milk Consumption in SFUSD Middle and High Schools
  • Mona Bdaiwi: Proyecto Mercado Fresco: A Case Study Analysis
  • Melanie Colvin: The Relationship between Nutrition Facts Panel Use and Diet Quality
  • Casey Brown: Saturated Fat in the Media
  • Jackie Cuellar & Elsbeth Sites: Development Without Displacement – Improving Food Access in West Oakland
  • Dave Paolo: Human Genome Editing: Food System Impacts and the “Enhancement-For-Other-Species” Criterion
  • Kelsey Long: Understanding the Experience of Summer Food Insecurity to Unpack the Needs of Adolescents in San Francisco
  • Leah Walton: Food Insecurity and Body Dissatisfaction Among University of California Students: A Cross-Sectional Data Analysis
  • Lyn Stoler: Sustainable funding for food security interventions: Opportunities with pay for success finance
  • Zach Rickrode-Fernandez: A Plan to Bring Life to Medicine in California
  • Joyce Lee: A Qualitative Assessment on Food Security and Market Match Utilization at Farmers’ Markets among SNAP participants
  • Leah Jennings: Food waste in San Francisco corner stores: Exploring barriers to reducing waste and increasing donation
  • Jessamyn Wead: Plant Medicine and its Role in Nutrition: An Ethnobotanical Case Study in Cambodia

We are so proud of these students for their dedication to their projects, and amazed at the diversity of topics covered. We look forward to another stellar PHN Soiree in 2020!