Jennifer Robinson, PhD, is the Associate Director for the Nutrition Studies Group and the Administrative Director for the Community Health and Prevention Research Master’s Program, both housed in the Stanford Prevention Research center. She received her PhD in Nutrition from UCDavis and has been working in the field of health and wellness for over 20 years. In her personal time, you will find her in a yoga class, hiking, baking and spending time with her daughter and husband.
Reyna joined the group in October 2019 and assists in daily tasks of all studies, especially the RAMP Study. She received her license as a Vocational Nurse from Mission College. In her free time she likes to bake (especially banana bread) and spend time with family.
Antonella Dewell is a Registered Dietitian who has worked at SPRC since January 2007. For 7 years, she was a full-time research study coordinator for Dr. Christopher Gardner, recruiting participants for and running several clinical trials. She then started a part-time private practice, counseling people one-on-one and specialized in the low FODMAP diet for patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. She has continued to work with the Nutrition Studies Research Group writing research papers, summarizing data for study participants and helping with various research-related tasks. In her free time, she loves cooking (so much that she took 6 months off to attend culinary school and become a chef), running and dancing Argentine Tango.
Dalia is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator. She has always been interested in both Nutrition research and its application in clinical practice and has worked in both environments. For 14 years she was a clinical dietitian at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation counseling people with diabetes, heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders and other conditions. She understands the power of diet in disease prevention and treatment and in her current role as a research dietitian she strives to elucidate the use of dietary measures to effectively promote optimal health. Some of the studies Dalia has worked on include the effects of a low carb or low fat diet on weight loss, relationship between dietary intake and adipocyte function, the effect of dietary fibers on the microbiome, and personalizing dietary recommendations for optimal blood sugar control.
Walter is a recent Stanford graduate who majored in Human Biology. When he isn't in the lab, Walter enjoys riding his bike up and down San Francisco's hills and innovating in the kitchen. Walter will be attending medical school in the fall and hopes to continue promoting health through nutrition.
Diane joined the Nutrition Studies Group in October of 2013. Prior to working at Stanford University, she received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at San Jose State University in 2011. Since 2013, she has served on several studies as a diet assessor and research associate for the group until 2019 when she stepped into the role of clinical research coordinator for the RAMP Study. In addition to nutrition, Diane enjoys cooking, the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Christina joined the group in June 2019 as a study coordinator and currently coordinates the Keto-Med study. She has a Masters degree in Chemical Biology and is a registered Holistic Nutritionist. In her spare time she loves baking gluten-free and healthy desserts, being outdoors in nature and doing yoga.
Jim joined the group in September 2020 to provide graphic, web, and communications support. Prior to that, he had similar duties in the Department of Radiology maintaining the websites for the department, it's clinical and research divisions, and numerous lab sites. In addition, Jim was involved in the design and production of multiple brochures and collateral materials to help promote the faculty and research of the department. Over the years, his illustrations have been selected for the covers of journals like Science Translational Medicine, Nature Biotechnology, Theranostics among others.