Miriam Alvarado, PhD

Miriam Alvarado is a Sir Henry Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) at the MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge and a Visiting Fellow at the Sir George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre with the University of the West Indies, Cavehill, Barbados and at the Global Food System & Policy Research at the York University.

Miriam’s work focuses on the prevention of non-communicable disease through population-level policies such as sugar-sweetened beverage taxation. She is interested in integrating multiple types of evidence in policy evaluations, taking a systems thinking approach, and developing complexity-informed methods to synthesize policy evidence from diverse settings. Miriam led the evaluation of the Barbados sugar-sweetened beverage tax and has worked on expert consultations for PAHO and the UN.