Every week, we are making the focus on one of the 10 finalists of the 2nd Edition of the Danone International Prize for Alimentation. Today, learn more about Sean C. Lucan.
“I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Social Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Health System, Bronx, NY, USA. The project I propose, “Linking Environments & Activity Paths” will be a “L.E.A.P.” forward in alimentation research. The project will examine neighborhood influences on food/drink purchases—specifically considering food/drink advertising and availability in the spaces where people go about their daily lives. The study will provide nuanced evidence on how ad/availability ‘exposures’ relate to individual demographics, dietary intake, and diet-related diseases.
The DIPA award recognizes the kind of collaborative, multi-disciplinary, alimentation research to which I have devoted my career. I applied to DIPA because the prize is a prestigious international honor, providing opportunity to advance the global cause of cutting-edge alimentation science.“