Postdoctoral Fellow, Monell Chemical Senses Center
Ph.D., Health Promotion Sciences, University of Connecticut
Dr. Valentina Parma
It is generally understood that we choose to eat or do things that we like, and this is ultimately influenced by our senses. My research has primarily focused on translating sensory nutrition into tailored messages that promote positive health behaviors. Currently, I am interested in exploring olfaction and its relationship to our dietary choices and overall health. I would like to incorporate traditional health behavior change theories within chemosensory research to help individuals improve their overall diet quality and health.
sensory Nutrition, diet quality, health behavior change, olfaction, obesity, health disparity
Hubert, P., Mahoney, M., Huedo-Medina, T., Leahey, T., Duffy, V. Can Assessing Physical Activity Liking Identify Opportunities to Promote Physical Activity Engagement and Healthy Dietary Behaviors? Nutrients. 2021; 13, 3366. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13103366
Hubert P., Papasavas P, Stone A, Swede H, Huedo-Medina TB, Tishler D, Duffy VB. Associations between Weight Loss, Food Likes, Dietary Behaviors, and Chemosensory Function in Bariatric Surgery: A Case-Control Analysis in Women. Nutrients. 2019;11(4):804. doi: 10.3390/nu11040804.
Zoghbi M, Stone A, Papasavas P, Swede H, Hubert P, Tishler D, Duffy VB. Evaluating taste preferences and dietary quality with a simple liking survey: Application in bariatric treatment settings. Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care. 2019 14(1):41-48.