Our Community

Chaofan Yuan Chaofan Yuan (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Albany Medical College

Chaofan graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Biology in 2013 and is a medical student at Albany Medical College, class of 2019. He has a strong interest in preventative medicine, and plans on pursuing a career in Internal Medicine. Chaofan believes innovation and new ideas are needed to solve the public health issues society faces.


Tackling Food Deserts: Health, Convenience, and Home Cooking

Food deserts are a major problem in America. Efforts to promote healthy food options in food deserts are primarily focused on increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables. But, proximity to fresh food is not the sum of the issue. We must break down barriers that prevent low-income individuals from entering the kitchen, and lay...

ProduceRx: Connecting Patients and Healthcare Teams With Fresh and Local Ingredients

Providers in the Penn State Health System in Central Pennsylvania will be able to prescribe a weekly box of fresh and locally grown produce to patients identified as either at-risk for chronic disease or food insecurity through a new innovative program called Penn State ProduceRx.
QMED Chefs Help Us Eat Well

QMED Chefs Help Us Eat Well

The Palate, interviewed Meghan Bhatia and Monica Mullin, second year students at Queen’s University School of Medicine in Ontario, Canada. Meghan and Monica, who both interested in nutrition and student wellness, created a cookbook of student recipes during Queen’s Wellness Month.