I am developing “Precision Behavioral Nutrition,” a new approach to intervention design and evaluation. My goal is to apply computational methods from precision medicine to identify psychological, social, and environmental characteristics that influence individuals’ eating behavior. Then we can use these “psychosocial phenotypes” to match individuals to tailored nutrition interventions.
I’m an NIH-funded postdoctoral research fellow conducting interdisciplinary research in behavioral nutrition and biomedical informatics at Columbia University Medical Center. My current research is funded by a New York Academy of Sciences Sackler Institute Early Career Award and focuses on applying computational methods to improve the design and evaluation of nutrition interventions for patients with diabetes in neighborhoods with high levels of health disparity.