Dr. Lisa's writings on the Science of Food.
In 2011, Dr. Lisa's research interests began shifting from medicinal chemistry research and the synthesis of pharmaceutical drug targets to the "Science of Food," as she simply calls it - a mix of organic chemistry in the human body, human nutrition, and human health. She had the opportunity to further develop the concept into a full semester course at the University of Colorado Denver when she created the "Science of Food" course for the University Honors and Leadership program.
She began understanding the power of food as medicine, especially in this modern society full of man-made chemicals, and applied her knowledge in drug discovery research to the molecules found in our food. Her focus specifically on cancer treatment and prevention has broadened to understanding how our daily diet can influence the development of other chronic diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and depression.
She began writing her monthly "Science of Food" column for the Summit Daily Newspaper in 2015, contributing nearly thirty articles on a range of topics. She plans to continue writing in various formats in hopes to keep spreading the word about how both natural and man-made chemicals in our food affect human health. Check back here for the latest!
Simplifying Health: What Diet is Right for You?
August 25th, 2016
Summit Daily News "Science of Food" Column.