Alison Lacombe, PhD

Research Investigator & BRIDG Program Fellow

Following her bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry from the State University of New York-Potsdam, Dr. Lacombe earned her PhD in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Maine in 2012. Her thesis investigated the mechanism in which phytochemical constituents from berries inhibited pathogenic bacteria and conserved probiotics. Following her PhD, Dr. Lacombe held a post-doctoral position at the USDA, ERRC in Wyndmoor Pennsylvania. Her research focused on novel, waterless technologies, like Cold Plasma and 405nm lights, to disinfect fresh fruits and vegetables. Her clinical research interests for the BRIDG program include: the mechanism of pranayama’s impact on beneficial health outcomes and ways to use mobile technologies to monitor mind body interventions.