Cooking Delicious Food for Disease Prevention & Treatment with a Fun Flare
Updated: Nov 14, 2019
Michelle is board certified in internal medicine and completed medical school, an 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 where she is also a Fellow. 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, epidemiology, and culinary arts to focus on improving education and access to delicious, healthy food for medical professionals and the general public. Michelle has been interviewed about all things cooking and health by media organizations such as the New York Times, Bloomberg News,CNN, NPR, Stanford Medicine, and Harvard Health Publications. For more information and great nutrition, cooking and health tips check out her website, Chef in Medicine, and follow along on Twitter,Facebook, and Instagram. At the Salon: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” But what about the deliciousness factor? In this session, Michelle demonstrated the principles of a healthy diet that help prevent and treat chronic diseases—such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity—by showing you how to make delicious AND healthy plant-based dishes highlighted in Stanford’s popular Teaching Kitchen Course for Medical Students.
SOUL FOOD Salon is partnered with Stanford University School of Medicine to help fund the Teaching Kitchen Course. Please help us to educate our nation’s future physician leaders so that they may inspire their patients – all of us – to make healthier food choices without compromising flavor, tradition, or fun.
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Click here for the salon presentation.