Sean Lucan, MD, MPH, MS Selected as 2016 NAM Puffer ABFM Fellow
Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected Sean Lucan, MD, MPH, MS as the 2016
James C. Puffer, MD/American Board of Family Medicine Fellow. Dr. Lucan is
a practicing family physician in Bronx, New York, treating children and
adults. He is also an award-winning National Institutes of Health
(NIH)-funded investigator who has published numerous peer-reviewed articles
and thought pieces on food-related issues. Dr. Lucan has co-authored one
textbook on nutrition and another on biostatistics, epidemiology,
preventive medicine, and public health. He is one of three outstanding
health professionals selected for the class of 2016 NAM Anniversary
Dr. Lucan earned his MD and MPH degrees at Yale
before completing residency training in Family Medicine and Community
Health at the University of Pennsylvania. After residency, he completed a
fellowship in the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical
Scholars Program, where he earned an MS in Health Policy Research. Dr.
Lucan is also a former Pisacano Scholar.
Dr. Lucan's research
focuses on how different aspects of urban food environments may influence
what people eat, and what the implications are for obesity and chronic
diseases, particularly in low-income and minority communities. Another
focus of his work is the critical examination of clinical guidance and
public health initiatives related to nutrition.
Puffer/ABFM/NAM Anniversary Fellow, Dr. Lucan will receive a research
stipend of $25,000. Named in honor of James C. Puffer, M.D., president and
chief executive officer of the ABFM, the fellowship program enables
talented, early career health policy and science scholars in family
medicine to participate in the work of the Academies and further their
careers as future leaders in the field.
NAM Anniversary Fellows
continue their main responsibilities while engaging part-time over a
two-year period in the Academies’ health and science policy work. A
committee appointed by the president of the Institute of Medicine (IOM)
selects fellows based on their professional accomplishments, potential for
leadership in health policy in the field of family medicine, reputation as
scholars, and the relevance of their expertise to the work of NAM and the
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