Marcela Radtke

Marcela Radtke (she/her) is a postdoctoral researcher in the Food for Health Equity Lab at Stanford. Marcela’s research focuses on the intersection of nutrition and medicine using a health equity approach. She is working on various projects that implement ‘Food as Medicine’ interventions in the healthcare setting to improve diet-related chronic disease risk outcomes, such as in the experience of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer in underrepresented populations. Specifically, Marcela is exploring the effectiveness of medically administered dietary and/or behavioral lifestyle interventions on clinical and subclinical biomarkers of disease prevention. Marcela received her BS in Nutrition Science and PhD in Nutritional Biology from the University of California, Davis. While at UC Davis, she leveraged funding and support for the UC Davis SEED Scholars Program, a four-year fully inclusive college experience for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and served as the first teaching instructor for the inaugural course. Marcela also served as theĀ  UC Davis 2022-2023 President of the Graduate Student Association, representing over 5,200 graduate students, where her platform focused expanding support for diversity, equity, and inclusion to ensure education remains equitable for all individuals including the expansion of a food pantry specifically for graduate students and postdocs. In addition to research, Marcela is a certified spin instructor who loves being active; currently, she is training for the Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim! Marcela also loves to travel, listen to live music, and chef up new recipes using local, seasonal produce!