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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- Rivera JA, Pedraza LS, Martorell R, Gil A. Introduction to the double burden of undernutrition and excess weight in Latin America. Am J Clin Nutr 2014; 100 (suppl): 1613-1616.
- Rivera JA, Gónzalez T, Pedraza LS, Aburto T, Sanchez TG, Martorell R. Childhood and adolescent overweight and obesity in Latin America: a systematic review. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol 2014, 2:321-332.
- Barquera S, Campos I, Rivera JA. México attempts to tackle obesity: the process, results, push backs and future challenges. Obesity Reviews 2013. 14 Suppl 2 69-78.
- Rivera JA, Shamah T, Villalpando S, Monterrubio, E. Effectiveness of a large-scale iron-fortified milk distribution program on anemia and iron deficiency in low-income young children in Mexico. Am J Clin Nutr 2010;91:431–9.
- Rivera JA, Sotrés D, Habicht JP, Shamah T, Villalpando S. Impact of the Mexican Program for Education, Health and Nutrition (Progresa) on rates of growth and anemia in infants and young children. A randomized effectiveness study. JAMA 2004;291:2563-2570.
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