Lizania Romero

Lizania Romero joined the Public Health Institute (PHI) Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) in 2020. Her role as a Research Associate I provides support for the research and evaluation team on various projects.


Prior to her role at PHI, Lizania worked on the Niños Sanos project in the Townsend Lab at UC Davis. During her role as Data Analyst, she was involved in recruitment, data collection, and provided data support and data management for various research projects.


Lizania volunteered for a rural community health clinic, while at UC Davis, where she witnessed the dire need for programs and services to help address the gaps and inequalities in healthcare, including nutrition and food access. The interconnection of life seen through the scope of a one health model, especially in addressing health equity in rural environments, has created a spark to fight for healthy environments in every sense of the word. Her passion for health and health research was validated here which led her to work in the Townsend lab and now embracing her role at the CWN.


Lizania earned her B.S. in Nutrition Science with a minor in Chicano Studies from the University of California, Davis in 2017. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, cooking, and learning new skills like painting and woodworking.