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  • Lucia Aronica

    Lucia Aronica

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SCRDP/ Heart Disease Prevention

    Bio Until now, most medical treatments have been designed for the ?average patient.? As a result of this ?one-size-fits-all? approach, treatments can be very successful for some patients but not for others. Precision Medicine, on the other hand, is an innovative approach that takes into account individual differences in people?s genes, environments, and lifestyles. The interaction between genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors is called epigenetics.

    My research investigates the role of epigenetic changes in obesity and weight-loss to design precision-medicine solutions that are tailored to people?s unique characteristics. To this end I am studying how obesity and weight loss modify our epigenetic landscape, and how these changes interact with genetic and lifestyle factors to predict disease status and reversal for the design of personalized medicine strategies. My ultimate goal is to change the very nature of health care?true patient-centered care based upon prediction and prevention rather than relying exclusively on diagnosis and treatment.

    For this project I have been awarded a Marie-Curie Fellowship, Europe?s most competitive research grant, scoring #1 among the applicants in the entire Life Sciences panel. Previously, I received a Hertha Firnberg award from the Austrian Science Funds, and became project leader at the Vienna-Biocenter in Austria. I have also received science communication awards from Europe PubMed Central and FameLab International. I have research experience from the University of Oxford, University Federico II of Naples, University of Vienna, University of Southern California, and Stanford University. I have published research papers in top-ranked peer reviewed journals such as Cell, Genes and Development, the EMBO Journal and Nucleic Acid Research.

  • 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. 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.

  • Liana Del Gobbo

    Liana Del Gobbo

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SCRDP/ Heart Disease Prevention

    Bio I am a lifestyle epidemiologist passionate about understanding the role of nutrition and other lifestyle factors in keeping us healthy.

    During my training, I've gained extensive experience in epidemiologic research methods, including the design and analysis of large-scale population-based cohorts, clinical trials, and meta-analysis.

    At Harvard, I organized a large international consortium examining the role of fatty acid biomarkers and incident cardiometabolic outcomes.

    At Stanford, I am excited to be diving into the world of gene-environment interactions for cardiovascular disease prevention, and precision health initiatives.

  • Michelle Hauser, MD, MS, MPA, Chef

    Michelle Hauser, MD, MS, MPA, 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.

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