Maya Adam

Maya Adam has been teaching at Stanford University since 2009. She also received her BA in Human Biology at Stanford before completing her medical degree at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to her post-secondary studies, she spent almost 10 years as a professional ballerina in Germany. At the Stanford School of Medicine, she creates online educational content for physicians, medical students and the general public. She is the faculty lead for Digital MEdIC South Africa, an international collaborative online health education initiative. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and writing and is the author of Food Love Family: A Practical Guide to Child Nutrition.

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Stanford's Short Course on Breastfeeding (Coursera)

Stanford's Short Course on Breastfeeding was designed for new mothers and the people who support them. This engaging, one-week learning experience, provides participants with everything they need to know to more successfully establish breastfeeding – or support a new mother who has decided to breastfeed. We created the course [...]
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Rebuilding Our Relationship with Food (Coursera)

Oct 18th 2021
Rebuilding Our Relationship with Food (Coursera)
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Have you ever made a conscious effort to change the way you eat (for health or other reasons) and then felt frustrated when your plans were derailed? You’re not alone. The best laid plans are often sabotaged by a food environment that makes it increasingly hard to make healthier [...]
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Introduction to Food and Our Environment (Coursera)

Oct 18th 2021
Introduction to Food and Our Environment (Coursera)
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This course is designed to help learners around the world become more sustainable eaters. Together, we’ll explore key topics, like how food production impacts the environment and why meat production and protein consumption are often at the center of the debate around sustainability. We’ll introduce the pros and cons [...]
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Cooking for Busy Healthy People (Coursera)

Oct 18th 2021
Cooking for Busy Healthy People (Coursera)
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Cooking is one of the most powerful ways in which we can optimize our enjoyment of great quality food while protecting our health. Even on a tight budget, cooking can be a cost-effective, joyful and rewarding way to love the food that will love us back for a lifetime. [...]
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Stories of Infection (Coursera)

This course introduces learners to a variety of infectious diseases using a patient-centered, story-based approach. Through illustrated, short videos, learners will follow the course of each patient’s illness, from initial presentation to resolution. Integrating the relevant microbiology, pathophysiology and immunology, this course aims to engage and entice the learner [...]
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Stanford Introduction to Food and Health (Coursera)

In this course, learners will be given the information and practical skills they need to begin optimizing the way they eat. This course will shift the focus away from reductionist discussions about nutrients and move, instead, towards practical discussions about real food and the environment in which we consume [...]
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Child Nutrition and Cooking (Coursera)

Eating patterns that begin in childhood affect health and well-being across the lifespan. The culture of eating has changed significantly in recent decades, especially in parts of the world where processed foods dominate our dietary intake. This course examines contemporary child nutrition and the impact of the individual decisions [...]
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Health Across the Gender Spectrum (Coursera)

This course offers an intimate, story-based introduction to the experiences of six transgender children and their families. Through illustrated stories and short teaching videos, learners will gain a better understanding of gender identity and the gender spectrum. Stanford physicians, K-12 educators, and transgender faculty members offer practical tips for [...]
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