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Global Obesity Prevention Center

Juan Rivera, PhD

Member, Scientific Advisory Board
Director of the Research Center in Nutrition and Health, National Institute of Public Health

Juan Rivera is founding Director of the Center for Research in Nutrition and Health at the National Institute of Public Health, a Professor of Nutrition at the School of Public Health of Mexico and an adjunct professor at the Rollins School of Public Health in Emory University in Atlanta, GA. His research interests include the epidemiology of malnutrition (undernutrition and obesity), the short and long-term effects of undernutrition during early childhood, the nutritional status and dietary intake of the Mexican population and the evaluation of programs and policies to improve the nutritional status of populations. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the Mexican Academy of Sciences, the Latin American Society of Nutrition, the American Society of Nutrition and the WPHNA. He was honored with the 2010 Elsevier Scopus Award in Health Sciences (México) and the Kellogg International Nutrition Prize 2009 by the American Society for Nutrition.

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