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  • Lucia Aronica

    Lucia Aronica

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SCRDP/ Heart Disease Prevention

    Bio Nutrition today is slowly shifting from a one-size-fits-all approach to Personalized Nutrition, that is, personalized recommendations that take into account people?s unique physiological characteristics such as genes and lifestyle.

    I am leading the genetic and epigenetic analysis of the largest study ever undertaken in personalized nutrition on low carb vs. low fat diets ? the DIETFITS study by Prof Christopher Gardner. My primary goal is to understand how weight-loss affects gene activity through epigenetic modifications, and whether we can use these modifications to predict diet response for personalized weight-loss strategies.

    I am also a lecturer in Nutritional Genomics at Stanford Continuing Studies and the Stanford Center for Professional Development, and a seminar speaker in Personalized Nutrition for healthcare professionals and fitness coaches. An award-winning science communicator, I use creative forms of communication such as digital drawings to explain complex topics from the world of epigenetics and science. Finally, I serve as an advisor for personal genomics companies, self-tracking technology businesses, and companies interested in investing in precision health research.

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  • Benjamin Chrisinger

    Benjamin Chrisinger

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SCRDP/ Heart Disease Prevention

    Bio With a background in urban planning and environmental sciences, Dr. Chrisinger is committed to research that helps us understand relationships between the built environment and health, especially health disparities. Dr. Chrisinger is the co-Principal Investigator (Dr. Abby King, co-PI) for a pilot study, the Stress Experiences in Neighborhood and Social Environments Study (SENSES), that initiates a new line of inquiry using physiological data to better understand individuals' neighborhood perceptions within a community-engaged research process.

    His previous research has examined efforts to open new supermarkets in underserved areas ("food deserts") by considering development processes, store-level outcomes, and community and customer experiences. Another element of his past and continuing food environment research includes issues surrounding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps), and was a co-Investigator (Amy Hillier, PI) on a study funded by the USDA Economic Research Service to explore questions related to food store choice and nutritional outcomes. With Dr. Abby King?s Citizen Science Initiative, he also has coordinated a research partnership between with stakeholders in Camden, New Jersey to assess the city's healthy corner store initiatives.

    Dr. Chrisinger completed his doctoral training in City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a former fellow with the Emerging Leaders in Science and Society (ELISS) Program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Graduate Research Fellow with the National Science Foundation. He received undergraduate (Environmental Sciences, Urban and Environmental Planning) and graduate (Urban and Environmental Planning) degrees from the University of Virginia.

  • Eric J. Daza

    Eric J. Daza

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SCRDP/ Heart Disease Prevention

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Practical causal inference. Personalized health interventions, self-experimentation, n-of-1 studies / single-case experiments, and precision medicine. Public health data science, minority health (focusing on Asian Americans, in particular Filipinos), microbiome research, and research on gun violence and use-of-force training. Longitudinal missing-data methods. Reproducible or replicable study designs.

  • Michelle Hauser, MD, MS, MPA, FACLM, Chef

    Michelle Hauser, MD, MS, MPA, FACLM, Chef

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SCRDP/ Heart Disease Prevention

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Michelle Hauser is board certified in internal medicine and completed medical school, internal medicine residency, and a Master of Public Policy and Administration degree at Harvard, as well as a Master of Science in Epidemiology and Clinical Research at Stanford. She is also a certified chef via Le Cordon Bleu and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. At Stanford University School of Medicine, she is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and teaches nutrition and culinary medicine to medical students. She practices primary care for the County of San Mateo at Fair Oaks Health Center, a safety-net clinic in Redwood City, where she is also a teaching attending for Stanford Internal Medicine residents. Her research blends her training in medicine, public policy, nutrition, and culinary arts to focus on improving education and access to delicious, healthy food for medical professionals and the general public. Current research topics include: community-based participatory research (CBPR) utilizing lifestyle change interventions and technology for those in underserved communities with, or at risk of, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity; food insecurity; food literacy; weight loss; diet quality; culinary medicine; lifestyle medicine; teaching nutrition and cooking skills; and medical education around lifestyle-based prevention topics.

  • Eric Craig Leas

    Eric Craig Leas

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SCRDP/ Heart Disease Prevention

    Bio Dr. Leas develops and applies methods in computer science and statistics to study a broad range of health topics, including tobacco use, climate change, gun control, distracted driving and mental health. His work has appeared in outlets across medicine and public health, including JAMA Internal Medicine, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and the American Journal of Public Health.

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