Katelin Hudak

Public Policy Program

Research Interest:

Evaluating how policies affect health outcomes, particularly in children and other vulnerable populations, health disparities, child obesity and cardiometabolic health, food and nutrition policy, maternal and child health, program evaluation, policy analysis, quasi-experimental research designs, research methodology

PhD. Expected:
 
2019
 
Dissertation:
Nutrition and Health among Low-income Children: Estimating the Association with SNAP using a Quasi-Experimental Approach
 
Publications:
Hudak KM, Racine EF. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Child Weight Status: A Review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Forthcoming.
 
Walsh JI, Conrad J, Whitaker BE, Hudak KM. Funding rebellion: The Rebel Contraband Dataset.  Journal of Peace Research. 2018; 55(5): 699-707.
 
Solomon CA, Batada A, Zillante A, Kennedy A, Hudak KM, Racine EF. Food cost is the least of my worries: a qualitative study exploring food and beverage purchasing decisions among parents enrolled in the WIC program. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. 2018; 13(4): 497-506.
 
Hudak KM. A growing economy and expanding waistlines:  The nutrition transition in Chile. Pitt Policy Journal. 2013; 5: 1-15.
Selected Presentations and Posters:
Hudak KM, Rajib P, Gholizadeh S, Zadrozny W,  Racine EF. WIC in Discount Variety Stores. Poster Presentation. American Society for Nutrition. Baltimore, MB. 2019. Upcoming.
 
Hudak, KM, Racine EF, Schulkind L, Zillante A. Nutrition and Health among Low-Income Children: Estimating the Association with SNAP using a Quasi-Experimental Approach. Panel Paper. Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management. Chicago, IL. Fall 2017.
 
Hudak KM & Racine EF. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Childhood Obesity: Examining the Evidence. Panel Presentation. Southeastern Conference for Public Administration. Raleigh, NC. 2016.
 
Hudak, KM. The Nutrition Transition in Chile and an International Comparison with Empirical Evidence. Panel Presentation. Latin American Social and Public Policy Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. 2014.
 
Hudak KM, Kodavatiganti S, Moore J, Nollette E, & Ponce L. Policy and Planning in the Yucat√°n: Effectiveness of Informed Consent. Panel Presentation. Latin American Social and Public Policy Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. 2014.
 
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