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Anna Leibinger

Research Associate and PhD Candidate


Junior Research Group Planetary Health Nutrition
Chair of Public Health and Health Services Research
Pettenkofer School of Public Health, LMU Munich
Elisabeth-Winterhalter-Weg 6, D-81377 Munich, Germany

Room: U032
Phone: +49 (0)89 2180 782 34
Fax: +49 (0)89 2180-78237


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I am a public health researcher with a background in mathematics, music and economics. My current interests lie in healthy and sustainable diets and commercial determinants of health. My master’s thesis was a quasi-experimental study on the effects of tiered soft drinks taxes in Europe on the sugar content of soft drinks. My current PhD research focuses on the public debate on the taxation of meat for health, sustainability and animal welfare reasons (qualitative framing analysis). In addition, I am contributing to a scoping review on interventions to support healthy and sustainable diets in university canteens.

Current Projects

  • FoodPlanetH - Food Environments for Planetary Health (2022-2027, Junior Research Group, Research Associate; Project brief)
  • MensaPlus - interventions to support healthy and sustainable diets in university canteens and similar settings

Areas of interest

  • Public and planetary health nutrition
  • Food systems and sustainability
  • Commercial determinants of health
  • Policy analysis and evaluation
  • Quasi-experimental study designs

Methodological expertise

  • Quasi-experimental methods
  • Evidence syntheses
  • Qualitative framing analyses


Anna Leibinger, Nicole Holliday, Oliver Huizinga, Peter von Philipsborn. Reach and public health implications of proposed new food marketing regulation in Germany: an updated analysis. medRxiv 2023.11.08.23298259; doi:

Holliday, N., Leibinger, A., Huizinga, O., Klinger, C., Okanmelu, E., Geffert, K., Rehfuess, E., & von Philipsborn, P. Application of the WHO Nutrient Profile Model to products on the German market: Implications for proposed new food marketing legislation in Germany. 2023 April; MedRxiv pre-print. doi:

Peter von Philipsborn, Oliver Huizinga, Anna Leibinger, Diana Rubin, Jacob Burns, Karl Emmert-Fees, Sara Pedron, Michael Laxy, Eva Rehfuess; Interim Evaluation of Germany’s Sugar Reduction Strategy for Soft Drinks: Commitments versus Actual Trends in Sugar Content and Sugar Sales from Soft Drinks. Ann Nutr Metab 2023;

Science Communication

Interview with Bayerischer Rundfunk about the application of the WHO Nutrient Profile Model to products on the German market in proposed legislation limiting the marketing of unhealthy foods to children