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The Role of Teaching Kitchens in Addressing Nutrition Disparities and Implementation Research

Virtual Workshop: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET


The NHLBI Obesity Working Group held a special public presentation of the Obesity, Nutrition, and Physical Activity (ONPA) Seminar Series. Throughout the year, this seminar series hosts distinguished experts discussing a range of ONPA-related topics. The series focuses on emerging advances in the basic, clinical, and implementation science of ONPA, as well as opportunities to apply these discoveries to the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, blood, and sleep diseases and disorders.

On December 14, Nicole Farmer, M.D., a staff scientist in the Translational Biobehavioral and Health Disparities Branch at the NIH Clinical Center, discussed:  headshot of dr. nicole framer

  • Her own research on the interconnectedness of biology, psychology, and socio-environmental factors in health.
  • Cooking interventions as a way to improve dietary behavior and cardiovascular health.
  • How where we live, work, and play (social determinants of health) can impact nutrition disparities.

Dr. Farmer received the 2020 William G. Coleman Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Innovation Award from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. She was honored for her work exploring microbiome-related dietary metabolites in cardiovascular disease health disparities.

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