Sruthi Valluri

UMN MSTP student Sruthi Valluri


Entering Class:


University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Journalism, Microbiology/Bacteriology and Public Health majors
B.S.(2), 2011

University of Minnesota
Ph.D., 2021

Thesis Advisor: Lisa Harnack, DrPH

MSTP Student Governance:

  • Student Advisory Committee 2016-2017, chair 2017-2018

Thesis Research

Nutrition policy and economics

Publications (pubmed

Valluri S, Mason SM, Peterson HH, French SA, Harnack LJ. The impact of financial incentives and restrictions on cyclical food expenditures among low-income households receiving nutrition assistance: a randomized controlled trial. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2021 Dec 4;18(1):157. PMCID: PMC8642917

Harnack L, Mork S, Valluri S, Weber C, Schmitz K, Stevenson J, Pettit J. Nutrient Composition of a Selection of Plant-Based Ground Beef Alternative Products Available in the United States. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2021 Dec;121(12):2401-2408.e12

Valluri S, Mason SM, Peterson HH, Appelhans B, French SA, Harnack LJ. Associations between shopper impulsivity and cyclical food purchasing: Results from a prospective trial of low-income households receiving monthly benefits. Appetite. 2021 Mar 31;163:105238.

Valluri S, Mason SM, Peterson HH, French SA, Harnack LJ. Trends in cyclical food expenditures among low-income households receiving monthly nutrition assistance: results from a prospective study. Public Health Nutr. 2021 Feb;24(3):536-543. PMCID: PMC7855890

Harnack L, Redden J, French S, Sherwood NE, Rivera G, Valluri S, Tahir M. Designing Online Grocery Stores to Support Healthy Eating for Weight Loss. Public Health Nutr. 2021 Feb 26:1-33.

Valluri S, French SA, Elbel B, Oakes JM, Rydell SA, Harnack LJ. Within- and Between-Household Variation in Food Expenditures Among Low-Income Households Using a Novel Simple Annotated Receipt Method. Front Nutr. 2020 Oct 22;7:582999. PMCID: PMC764258

Harnack L, Valluri S, French SA. Importance of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Rural America. Am J Public Health. 2019 Dec;109(12):1641-1645.

For work prior to entering the MSTP:

Valluri S, Gaziano TA. Progress in national and regional guidelines development and deployment for the clinical prevention and control of CVD and diabetes in Africa. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2013 Nov-Dec;56(3):336-43. PMCID: PMC3892955

Tjia J, Velten SJ, Parsons C, Valluri S, Briesacher BA. Studies to reduce unnecessary medication use in frail older adults: a systematic review. Drugs Aging. 2013 May;30(5):285-307. Review.