Welcome to Chef in Medicine! If you’re looking for a place to find trustworthy, evidence-based nutrition and health information combined with cooking tutorials so that you can create delicious, healthy food, you’ve come to the right place. I’m Michelle, the resident physician-chef at CIM and your expert guide on a journey to a happier, healthier life. For too long, healthy food has gotten a bad rap. Here at CIM, we don’t tolerate bad-tasting food. Everything you’ll find here is unapologetically delicious AND healthy. Our goal is to help you learn about nutrition, health, and disease prevention while improving your cooking and kitchen time management skills, so that you can create healthy meals. At Chef in Medicine, you’ll find posts, articles, video tutorials and step-by-step recipes to get you started; cookbooks, eBooks and meal-planning tools are also in the works.
Chef Michelle Hauser, MD, MS, MPA, FACLM
Is board certified in internal medicine and completed medical school, 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 and the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Stanford. She is also a certified chef via Le Cordon Bleu and a Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine where she recently completed a 3-year term on the Board of Directors. At Stanford University School of Medicine, she teaches medical students nutrition, culinary medicine, and lifestyle medicine; she is also a teaching attending physician for internal medicine residents and other trainees. Dr. Hauser practices primary care-internal medicine for the County of San Mateo at Fair Oaks Health Center, a safety-net clinic in Redwood City. At the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System, she practices obesity medicine via a series of group medical appointments she developed that are focused jointly on lifestyle and medical management of obesity. Her research, clinical, and community projects blend 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, patients, and the general public. Her research has been published in top medical and nutrition journals, such as JAMA and AJCN, and she has been interviewed about cooking and health by media organizations such as the New York Times, Bloomberg News, CNN, the Washington Post, NPR, Stanford Medicine, and Harvard Health Publications. Read about Michelle’s unlikely journey into medicine.
Handles all things technical and likes to think of himself as the Chef in Medicine Digital Overlord. Repurposing and building upon his experiences in the corporate realm, he handles the design, layout, branding and business aspects of Chef in Medicine. In the non-digital world, he helps to keep the world clean shaven, working on the Gillette brand for P&G. You can usually find him on the trails of the Santa Cruz Mountains training for ultra marathons or racking up frequent flyer miles for the aforementioned big consumer products company. To follow his adventures, check him out on Instagram.
(aka. Jason Wimmert & Michelle Hauser) We are originally from the Midwest, met in Boston, and now consider the San Francisco Bay Area our home. Along the way, we picked up our two, adorable furry family members, Bandit (aka. Bandito Burrito) and Amira (the Mere Bear) and recently welcomed a baby girl, Sage, to the clan (she brings the smiles and makes our hearts melt daily). We are a nature-loving bunch and enjoy taking whatever opportunities we can to trail run, hike, and go to the beach.
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