ChicagoCHEC Role: Outreach Core Co-Lead
Organization: University of Illinois Chicago
Dr. Saria Lofton is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Illinois Chicago. She is a health disparities nurse researcher deeply committed to research focused on health promotion in Black populations. Dr. Lofton explores the role of food is medicine efforts to address health inequities, food environments, and food sovereignty efforts to improve access to healthy foods for all communities. She has also received external funding, including the NIH, to develop a Food is Medicine intervention for Black women with hypertension and obesity and more recently, to expand this program to Black breast cancer survivors.