Culinary Medicine Interest Group
To improve the understanding and utilization of healthy, nutritious foods among future medical professionals, patients, and community members.
The Culinary Medicine Interest Group aims to engage in service-learning activities to empower students and community members to make smart choices about their diet through education in the culinary arts. Students will become authorities on healthy cooking through hands-on instruction, which will encourage them to prescribe food as medicine and effectively teach their patients to use food as a measure to prevent and treat chronic diseases.
Girlscouts go to Medical School Event
Cooking classes for patients and students at Wesley Clinic
Lunch talks and interactive events with guest speakers/chefs
Influence on-campus food quality
Culinary Medicine educational elective / on-campus teaching kitchen
Check back for event dates!
Cooking Demos at Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market
Cardiology Academy Food Demonstration
Current Interest Group Leaders, Class of 2026:
Farshad Fani Marvasti, MD, MPH
Director, Prevention, Public Health and Health Promotion
Assistant Professor of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine
In The News:
"Culinary Medicine Crafts Healthy Alternatives for Diabetes Patients"
"Wesley Center Integrates Wellness into Patient Care"
Culinary Medicine Interest Group was founded in March 2017.
Previous Interest Group Leaders:
Class of 2025:
Nicholas Chartrand, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyndon Bui, email@example.com
Jennifer Li, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chap-Kay Lau, email@example.com
Class of 2024:
Catherine Ingbar, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sean Youn, email@example.com
Ruoyan Zhu, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Dong, email@example.com
Class of 2023:
Sukriti Bagchi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leeann Qubain, email@example.com
Deborah Yang, firstname.lastname@example.org
Class of 2022:
Tyler Bien, Julie Tran
Class of 2021:
Gurman Dhaliwal, Manroop Kaur, Cornel Popescu
Class of 2020:
Sarah Javaherifar, Sarah Loh, Daniel Salevitz