Collaboration with Mexican Researchers

In 2016, Berkeley Food Institute-UC Global Food Initiative Fellow Tara Benesch helped organize an interdisciplinary academic exchange between American and Mexican researchers at the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. Benesch, a medical student in the UCSF-UC Berkeley Joint Medical Program (JMP), led a seminar on the oral health impacts of sugar drinks. Her research and organizing has laid the groundwork for future binational research partnerships to tackle the ongoing problems of oral health, nutrition, and sugar-sweetened beverages. Read a few of the materials she produced below: