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  • Maja Pedersen

    Maja Pedersen

    Postdoctoral Scholar, SCRDP/ Heart Disease Prevention

    BioMaja Pedersen, PhD, is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. Dr. Pedersen’s research is focused on three inter-related themes; (1) utilizing community-based approaches to improve understanding of individual, social, and environmental determinants of and barriers to physical activity; (2) adapting and implementing lifestyle interventions with diverse older adults; and (3) exploring relationships between physical activity, outdoor spaces, and well-being. She is currently a National Cancer Institute K00 Fellow, using community-based approaches and implementation science to increase physical activity and address health equity among rural Native American older adults.

  • Dalia Perelman

    Dalia Perelman

    Dietitian 2, Medicine - Med/Stanford Prevention Research Center

    Current Role at StanfordResearch Dietitian:
    •Implements the nutritional component of research protocols, counsels participants, collects and enters food records, develops nutrition education materials, and develops specialized diets for metabolic studies.
    •Develops protocols and informed consent forms for IRB submission.
    •Collects, compiles, documents, and analyzes clinical research data.
    •Recruits and consents subjects.
    Health Educator:
    •Develops and presents curriculum to educate subjects on study diets.
    •Implements new techniques to increase adherence to study diets.
    •Acts as a liaison between investigators, collaborators, and study participants.

  • Judith Prochaska

    Judith Prochaska

    Professor of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center)
    On Partial Leave from 09/01/2021 To 08/31/2022

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Prochaska's research expertise centers on technology-mediated health behavior change interventions including targets of tobacco, physical activity, and dietary change. Working with Alaska Native and Latino communities, people with serious mental illness, alcohol and drug problems, or heart disease, and jobseekers and the unhoused, Dr. Prochaska’s research combines stage-tailored interventions with pharmacotherapy and utilizes interactive expert system interventions and social media.