Aviva Musicus

Public Health

Aviva is a second-year doctoral student in Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research focuses on improving food policies combating obesity and diabetes, including food marketing and labeling. She previously worked at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, advocating for policies to curb consumption of sugary drinks, reduce sodium in the food supply, eliminate trans fats, and strengthen agricultural biotechnology regulations. Aviva is the Nutrition Department Representative in the Harvard Chan Student Association, where she works to improve the food environment at her school. In her free time, Aviva enjoys backpacking, reading short stories, and playing with other people’s puppies. Outside of her work with nutrition and food policy, Aviva mixes her love of food with her love of art. She performs graphic design work for food psychology studies at multiple universities across the country, and has designed a fruit sticker (PLU label) for Chiquita that appeared on bananas nationwide. Aviva also makes and sells fruit sculptures and cakes made entirely out of fruit for birthdays, weddings, and conferences.