Unveiling UCSF's Food Industry Documents Archive

The UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and the UCSF Industry Documents Library are excited to announce the public launching of the first ever Food Industry Documents Archive.

This new Archive will feature thousands of previously classified documents produced by food industry executives that, until now, have been unseen by the public. Join leaders in the field of food politics, journalism, and health policy for a monumental unveiling that will illuminate how the food industry is manipulating public health.

Keynote: “Food Politics 2018: Food Industry Influence on Nutrition Research”

Marion Nestle,PhD., the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, Emerita, and author of the new book, Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat.

Attend and be entered to win a signed copy of Marion Nestle's new book "Unsavory Truth"


Scheduled Speakers:

“How the Tobacco Documents Transformed Tobacco Control and How the Food Documents will Have an Impact”

Stanton Glantz, PhD

Professor and Director, UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (CTCRE) and Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

"Sweetness and Sunlight: Lifting the Veil on Sugar Industry Trade Groups"

Cristin Kearns, DDS, MBA

Assistant Professor of Dentistry and Health Policy, School of Dentistry and Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

"Linking Archives to Unpack Collaborations between the Food and Tobacco Industries"

Kim Hanh Nguyen, ScD, MPH

Research Scientist, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

"An Overview of How to Use the New Food Industry Documents Archive"

Rachel Taketa, MLIS

UCSF Industry Documents Library Specialist

"The Potential of the Sugar Documents Collection for Investigative Reporting"

Anahad O’Connor

Journalist and New York Times Staff Reporter

"Linking Evidence to Policy: Using Industry Documents to Shape the Debate"

Laura Schmidt, PhD

Professor of Health Policy, UCSF Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 8:00am to 12:00pm

Laurel Heights Auditorium
3333 California Street, San Francisco, California 94118

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