Lisa Offringa is postdoctoral scholar working in the Stanford Research Prevention Center with Dr. Christopher Gardner as her mentor. Lisa’s research focuses on medicinal and food plants used by the different communities living in the San Francisco Bay area. More specifically, her research aims to increase the dietary intake of plants and medicinal foods. Her dissertation research at The New York Botanical Garden was on medicinal plants from Northern Thailand used to treat memory disorders in the elderly. Dr. Offringa’s research interests include medical ethnobotany, traditional medical systems, food as medicine, phytochemistry, sustainable food systems and preserving biocultural diversity.

Professional Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, C.U.N.Y. Graduate School & Univ Center (2013)

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