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  • Benjamin Chrisinger

    Benjamin Chrisinger

    Postdoctoral Research fellow, SCRDP/ Heart Disease Prevention

    Bio An urban planner by training, Dr. Chrisinger is committed to research that helps us understand relationships between the built environment and health, especially health disparities. Currently, he is coordinating a research partnership between Dr. Abby King’s Citizen Science Initiative with stakeholders in Camden, New Jersey to assess the city's healthy corner store initiatives. His previous research examined efforts to open new supermarkets in underserved areas ("food deserts") by considering development processes, store-level outcomes, and community and customer experiences. While continuing food environment research and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps), Dr. Chrisinger is also initiating a new line of inquiry that uses physiological data to better understand neighborhood perceptions.

    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 and graduate degrees in Urban and Environmental Planning 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 trials / single-case experiments, and precision medicine. Asian-American health (focusing on Filipinos), and gut-microbiome research. 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 Nutritional Epidemiologist passionate about understanding the role of diet in disease risk.

    During my training, I've gained extensive experience in epidemiologic research methods, including the design and analysis of large-scale population-based cohorts and meta-analysis, and organized a large international consortium examining the role of fatty acid biomarkers and incident cardiometabolic outcomes.

    My interest in 'big data' projects has extended to my current work at Stanford, where I am excited to be diving into the world of gene-environment interactions and precision health initiatives.

    Recent Publications:

    Del Gobbo LC, Khatizbzadeh S, Imamura F, Micha R, Mozaffarian D. 2015. Global dietary intake of major food items: a comparison of FAO food supply data and the Global Dietary Database. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition e-pub ahead of print March 18, 2015: doi: 10.3945/ajcn.114.087403

    Del Gobbo, LC, Falk M, Feldman R, Lewis K, Mozaffarian D. 2015. Are phytosterols responsible for the LDL-lowering effects of tree nuts? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 65(25):2765-2767: doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2015.03.595

    Del Gobbo LC, Kalantarian S, Imamura F, Lemaitre RN, Siscovick DS, Mozaffarian D. 2015. Contribution of preventable risk factors for incident heart failure in older adults: the Cardiovascular Health Study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology- Heart Failure 3(7):520-528. doi:10.1016/j.jchf.2015.02.009

    Afshin A, Penalvo J, Del Gobbo LC, Kashaf, M, Micha R, Morrish K, Pearson-Stuttard J, Rehm C, Shangguan S, Smith JD, Mozaffarian D. 2015. CVD prevention through policy: a review of mass media, food/menu labeling, taxation/subsidies, built environment, school procurement, worksite wellness and marketing standards to improve diet. Current Cardiology Reports 17(11)98. doi: 10.1007/s11886-015-0658-9.

    Del Gobbo LC, Falk M, Feldman R, Lewis K, Mozaffarian D. 2015. Effects of tree nuts on blood lipids, lipoproteins, and blood pressure: meta-analysis and dose-response of 61 trials. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; 102(6):1347-56. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.115.110965.

    Zhang X, Del Gobbo LC, Hruby A, Rosanoff A, He K, Dai Q, Costello RB, Zhang W, Song Y. The Circulating Concentration and 24-h Urine Excretion of Magnesium Dose- and Time-Dependently Respond to Oral Magnesium Supplementation in a Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Journal of Nutrition 2016, doi: 10.3945/jn.115.223453

    Del Gobbo LC, Falk MC, Feldman R, Lewis K, Mozaffarian D. 2016. Reply to G-C Chen et al. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; 103(4):1186-7. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.115.129106.

  • Michelle Hauser, MD, MPA

    Michelle Hauser, MD, MPA

    Postdoctoral Research fellow, SCRDP/ Heart Disease Prevention

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Hauser is board certified in internal medicine and completed medical school, internal medicine residency, and a master’s of public administration at Harvard. 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. 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 blend her training in medicine, public policy, nutrition, and culinary arts. Current research topics include: community-based participatory research (CBPR) utilizing lifestyle change interventions for those in underserved communities with, or at risk of, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity; weight loss; access to healthy foods and safe places to exercise; teaching nutrition and cooking skills to increase intake of plant-based foods; diet quality; and medical education around lifestyle-based prevention topics.

  • 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.