Linnea Laestadius writes:
I received a grant that was extremely helpful for funding the completion of my dissertation work at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. My work sought to understand why non-profits in the U.S., Canada, and Sweden weren’t doing more to advocate and educate for dietary change in light of the connections between climate change and the consumption of animal products. Findings from my dissertation were published in Climatic Change, in Global Environmental Change, and Environmental Communication. After finishing my Ph.D. in 2013, I accepted a position as faculty in public health policy at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. My research is currently focused on the intersection of public health and technology, including ethical and public health–driven examinations of plant-based and cultured foods as alternatives to animal products.