Phoebe Ruggles

Doctoral Student
Department of Health Behavior


I am interested in exploring how marketing practices, especially marketing of unhealthful products (e.g., tobacco, alcohol, sugary drinks), affects health behaviors. I have also worked on projects examining the effectiveness of health and nutrient warning labels to change perceptions, purchasing, and consumption of unhealthful products. Ultimately, I hope that my research will help inform policy aimed at regulating marketing of these products to promote more healthful behaviors.  

Research Activities

 - Marketing of unhealthy products
 - Nutrition policy
 - Health communication
 - Experimental design


  • BA, Health & Societies, concentration in Health Policy & Law, University of Pennsylvania, 2019
  • MS, Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Texas at Austin, 2021