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  • Lisa Offringa, PhD

    Lisa Offringa, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research fellow, SCRDP/ Heart Disease Prevention

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Ethnobotany, evolution of the uses of medicinal and food plants, food plants as medicine, plant based diets, shifting protein in the diet, co-evolution of people and plants, traditional food ways and culture, plant-based foods and the intestinal microbiota, ethnoecology, biocultural diversity and innovative education practices

  • Marily Oppezzo

    Marily Oppezzo

    Postdoctoral Research fellow, SCRDP/ Heart Disease Prevention

    Bio Marily Oppezzo completed her doctorate in Educational Psychology at Stanford in 2013. She also is a registered dietitian and has her master's of nutritional science. She completed her dietetic internship at the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital, and currently consults as a sports dietitian for Stanford's Runsafe program. Her research interests leverage her interdisciplinary training, with a focus on how to get people to change to improve their health and well-being. Specifically, these areas include: using social media to motivate physical activity changes in those with or at risk for heart disease; culturally tailoring nutrition and physical activity recommendations and education materials for an Alaskan native population; how walking can be used to improve people's cognitive and creative thinking; and applying learning theories to medical education topics.

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