About Lucia

Dr. Lucia Aronica, Ph.D., is Lecturer at the Stanford Prevention and Research Center, Genomics Lead at Metagenics Inc., and editor of the peer-reviewed journal Life by MDPI. Her research investigates how diet, genetics, and epigenetics interact with each other to impact our health and longevity, and how to use this information to design personalized lifestyle interventions.

She is an acclaimed speaker and serves as an advisor for companies active in the personal genomics and precision health field. Dr. Aronica received her PhD from the University of Vienna and has research experience from the University of Oxford, University of Southern California, and University Federico II of Naples. She has published research papers in top-ranked peer-reviewed journals such as Cell, Genes and Development, and the EMBO Journal.

My Mission

“All grown-ups were once children, but only a few of them remember it.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I believe that people have an inborn love for asking questions and can use this love for knowledge to improve their lives.

My mission, as a scientist and educator, is to help people become children again and ask questions, to empower them to improve their health by challenging conventional wisdom and their own beliefs.

Only through self-skepticism and experimentation, we can turn science into wisdom and action. Trust is key to opening one’s mind to new ideas. I find joy in helping people embrace new points of view and become aware of their own blind spots by providing access to trustworthy information and making the complex easy.

I am on a mission to bring nutrition from confusion to control, from polarization to personalization. Conflicting health news on which foods are good or bad for us produces confusion as to what ‘healthy’ really means. As a result, people lose trust in nutrition science and motivation to improve their health. Rather than asking which diet is best for everyone, we can and should ask which diet works best for which people. Different people can respond differently to the same food or diet depending on their unique characteristics such as genes, epigenetics, age, sex, and other lifestyle factors (e.g. activity level, stress, sleep, etc).

Let’s make love, not war with food! Nutrition is a toolbox and people have options. Only if we bring everyone into the conversation, we can improve the science and practice of nutrition.

Dr. Lucia Aronica Stanford

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