Marian Miner Cook
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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - Lunch Program
Staying on top of the Data: The impact of Food on Sexual Health
Priyanka Wali

As America's only Indian female stand-up comedian and board-certified physician, Priyanka Wali, M.D., imparts knowledge in a humorous and discreet way. Committed to a “Food is Medicine” approach to health and wellness, she will offer information about how what you eat impacts your health, including your sexual health.

Named by Refinery29 as a "50 Female Stand-Up Comedians You Need to Know”, Dr. Priyanka Wali is a stand-up comic who performs routinely throughout the United States and abroad, including at corporate gigs, casinos, and comedy clubs.  She has been featured on KFOG Radio, Women's Health Magazine, The Today Show, Business Insider, Uproxx, Cosmopolitan, India Currents Magazine, and Healthline. 

A believer that laughter is truly the best medicine, she still likes to cover her bases as a board-certified practicing physician in internal medicine and obesity medicine. Wali graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California and continued there for medical school. She completed her residency in internal medicine at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Her philosophical approach to medicine stems from holistic concepts primarily that "Food is Medicine" and that many medical illnesses arise from disconnection of natural-occurring phenomenon. She encourages dietary therapies that can help manage, if not reverse, common conditions. Wali is particularly interested in health optimization for individuals of all ages and demographics and has a passion for solving medical conundrums.

Dr. Wali’s Athenaeum presentation is co-sponsored by the CMC Advocates’ as part of Safe Sex Week programming.