Section Editors

Section Board for 'Nutrition and Public Health' (54)

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Prof. Dr. Valerie B. Duffy
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Allied Health Science, College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut, 358 Mansfield Road, Box U-101 Storrs, CT 06269-2101, USA
Interests: Taste, smell, food preference, sweet, bitter, diet quality, ingestive behaviors, community nutrition, sensory analysis
Dr. Marie-Agnès Peyron
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INRA, UNH, Human Nutrition Unit, Clermont Auvergne University, CRNH Auvergne, F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France.
Interests: Muscle Physiology; Skeletal Muscle; Physiology Muscle Biology; Gerontology Mastication; Physical Activity; Muscle Contraction; Skeletal Muscle Fibers
Prof. Dr. Riccardo Dalle Grave
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Department of Eating and Weight Disorders, Villa Garda Hospital, Garda, Verona, Italy
Interests: Psychopathology; Psychotherapeutic Processes; Treatment; Behavioral Psychology; Clinical Assessment; Mental Illness; Nutrition; Counseling; Psychological Assessment; Personality Assessment
Prof. Dr. Jessica C. Kiefte-de Jong
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Department of Public Health and Primary Care/LUMC Campus The Hague, Leiden University Medical Center, 2511 VA The Hague, The Netherlands
Interests: nutrition; lifecourse; syndemics; food insecurity; health behaviour models
Dr. Christine Louise Parr
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Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM), Oslo, Norway
Interests: dietary assessment methods; nutritional epidemiology; cancer; asthma and allergies; pregnancy and child health; risk-benefit analyses in a public health perspective; international nutrition
Prof. Dr. Claudia Börnhorst
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Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology, Bremen, Germany
Interests: Dietary patterns; Children; Adolescence; Family; Metabolic status
Dr. Johannes B. van Goudoever
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Amsterdam UMC – Emma Children’s Hospital – Department of Pediatrics, Meibergdreef 9, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Interests: Breastfeeding; human milk; neonates; preterm infants; amino acid metabolism; donor milk
Prof. Dr. Eva Negri
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Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.
Interests: Breast cancer; bladder cancer; cancer mortality; diet pattern
Dr. Punam Ohri-Vachaspati
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College of Health Solutions, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, USA
Interests: Childhood obesity; school food policies; public health nutrition; food assistance programs; nutrition policy
Prof. Dr. Angela Odoms-Young
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University of Illinois at Chicago
Interests: Dietary behaviors; diet-related diseases; malnutrition; children's diet
Prof. Dr. Juan C. Marini
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Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Interests: Pregnancy nutrition; Lactation; Citrulline; Arginine
Prof. Dr. Jaakko Tuomilehto
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Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Interests: Metabolism; Hypertension; Atherosclerosis; Insulin Resistance; Nutrition; Metabolic Diseases; Abdominal Obesity; Blood Pressure; Diabetes; Disease Prevention
Dr. Chengwen sun
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Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular, North Dakota State University
Interests: Hypertension; Cardiovascular regulation; Microbiota; Obesity
Prof. Aletta Schutte
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School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney 2052, Australia
Interests: hypertension; blood pressure,; salt; potassium; fruit; vegetables
Dr. Tor A. Strand
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Innlandet Hospital Trust and Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Interests: growth, neurodevelopment, randomised controlled trials, epidemiology, global health, maternal and child health, zinc, B-vitamins
Prof. Dr. Dario Gregori
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Unit of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Public Health, DCTVPH, University of Padova, Padua 35121, Italy
Interests: Public health nutrition; nutrition epidemiology; obesity epidemiology; machine learning and data mining in nutrition
Prof. Dr. Frank Harry Bloomfield
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Director of the Liggins Institute and Professor of Neonatology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Interests: Neonatal nutrition and growth; fetal nutrition, growth and development; early-life influences on later non-communicable disease; maternal nutrition; fetal and newborn growth restriction
Dr. Santiago Navas-Carretero
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Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Physiology, Center for Nutrition Research, Universidad de Navarra,Navarra, Spain
Interests: obesity and metabolic syndrome; nutritional intervention studies; functional foods; nutritional education
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Prof. Dr. Jacob C. Seidell

Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Interests: health promotion, prevention, nutrition, public health, non-communicable diseases
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tanja C. Adam
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Department of Human Biology, NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
Interests: Obesity, food intake regulation, gut brain axis, lifestyle intervention, psychobiology, stress
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Dr. Hans Demmelmair
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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Division of Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine, Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital, University of Munich Medical Center, 80337 Munich, Germany
Interests: lipid and fatty acid metabolism; infant nutrition; long term consequences of perinatal nutrition; human milk; obesity; gas chromatography
Dr. Zora Djuric
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Departments of Family Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, University of Michigan, 1018 Fuller Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1213, USA
Interests: cancer prevention, inflammatory pathways, phytochemicals, dietary patterns, clinical trials and dietary interventions
Prof. Dr. Adam Drewnowski
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Center for Public Health Nutrition and Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-3410, US
Interests: obesity, social disparities, built environment, nutrient profiling, nutrition transition, nutrition economics
Dr. Rachel Murphy
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School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada
Interests: nutrition, public health, obesity, epidemiology, cancer risk, nutritional epidemiology, biomarkers
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Prof. Dr. Roberto Verna
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World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, c/o MZinternational, via Carlo Farini 81 Milano and Sapienza University of Rome, Dept. Of Experimental Medicine, Viale Regina Elena, 324, 00161 Roma RM, Italy
Interests: Laboratory of Sports activity; Aging; Dyslipidemias; Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases; Clinical Value of Laboratory; Molecular Oncology
Assoc. Prof. Melinda T. Coughlan
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Department of Diabetes, Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Interests: Diabetes, Diet and nutrition, mitochondria, advanced glycation end products, processed food, dietary modification
Dr. Melinda J. Hutchesson
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Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
Interests: young adults; eHealth; public health interventions; maternal health
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Dr. Carol S. Johnston
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Nutrition Program, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
Interests: vitamin C metabolism, vegetarian diets, chronic disease prevention, biomarkers, functional foods
Dr. Kingsley E. Agho
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School of Health Sciences, Western Sydney University, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith NSW 2571, Australia
Interests: Biostatistics and Global Maternal and Child Health
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Dr. Peter Pribis

College of Education, Department of Individual, Family & Community Education, Nutrition & Dietetics Program, University of New Mexico, 157 Hokona Zuni MSC05, 3042, Albuquerque, NM 87131-001, USA
Interests: mega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and cognition; vegetarian nutrition; lifestyles medicine; prevention and intervention of obesity; lifestyle treatment of type-2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, effect of tree nuts on mood and cognition, plant based nutrition
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Dr. Clair-Yves Boquien
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French National Institute for Agricultural Research(INRAE) Center Pays de la Loire: Nantes, Pays de la Loire, Human Nutrition Research Center (CRNH-Ouest) Nantes, France
Interests: preterm infant growth; nutritional programming; breast milk
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Dr. Riccardo Dalle Grave
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Department of Eating and Weight Disorders, Villa Garda Hospital, 37138 Garda (VR), Italy
Interests: eating disorders; obesity; nutrition; cognitive behavior therapy
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Dr. M. Victoria Arija Val
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Nutrition and Public Health Unit, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Interests: pregnancy; iron; nutrition; epidemiology
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Prof. Dr. Danielle Gallegos
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Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 4059, Australia
Interests: food security; food literacy; chronic disease prevention; early infant feeding; international nutrition
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Dr. Cheryce Harrison
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Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne 3004, Australia
Interests: obesity prevention; women’s health; pregnancy; physical activity; lifestyle change; implementation
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Dr. Sarah E. Jackson
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Department of Behavioural Science and Health, University College London, London, UK
Interests: behavioural influences on health; obesity and weight change; the impact of chronic diseases on health and wellbeing; public health; epidemiology; ageing
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Dr. Claire Johnson
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Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, Australia
World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Intake, Office of the Chief Scientist, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia
Interests: diet related non-communicable disease in low and-middle income settings; salt/sodium; dietary interventions; population-based nutrition epidemiology; food policy; research translation; international public health
Prof. Dr. Naim Akhtar Khan
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Director of the Team, Nutritional Physiology and Toxicology, INSERM U 1231, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon 21000, France
Interests: fat taste; obesity; genetic polymorphism; epigenetics
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Dr. Sibylle Kranz
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University of Virginia, Department of Kinesiology, Curry School of Education, Charlottesville, Virginia USA
Interests: diet quality; childhood nutrition; school feeding; feelings of hunger and fullness; diet and learning; dietary guidance
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Dr. Naiman A. Khan
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Neuroscience Program, Division of Nutritional Sciences , Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 317 Louise Freer Hall, 906 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Interests: Nutritional Neuroscience, Pediatric Obesity, Body Composition, Carotenoids, Hydration, Cognitive Neuroscience
Dr. Junilla K. Larsen
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Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Interests: childhood obesity; prevention; parents; peers; parenting practices
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Dr. Djin Gie Liem
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School of Exercise and Nutrition Science, Centre for Advanced Sensory Science, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia
Interests: sensory science; consumer science; psychology of food choice; salt; marketing
Dr. Tyler Barker
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1. Precision Genomics, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT USA
2. Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Interests: cytokines; vitamin D; orthopedics; cancer
Dr. Linda Monaci
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Institute of Sciences of Food Production, National Research Council of Italy (CNR-ISPA), via G. Amendola 122/O, Bari, 70126 Italy
Interests: food allergens; food profiling; allergenicity assessment; proteomics; food authenticity; nutraceutics.
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Dr. Therese O’Sullivan
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School of Medical and Health Science, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Building 21, Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Dr, Joondalup WA 6027, Australia
Interests: paediatric nutrition; breastfeeding; infant feeding; dairy fat
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Dr. Omorogieva Ojo
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School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences, University of Greenwich, Avery Hill Campus, Avery Hill Road, London SE9 2UG, UK
Interests: diabetes; glycaemic index of foods; enteral nutrition; multi-morbidity
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Prof. Cristina Palacios
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Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th Street, AHC 5 – 32, Miami, FL 33199, USA
Interests: infant nutrition; pregnancy; dietary interventions
Dr. Angeliki Papadaki
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Centre for Exercise, Nutrition & Health Sciences, School for Policy Studies,University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Interests: nutrition interventions; dietary behaviour change; health promotion; nutrition education; dietary patterns; Mediterranean diet
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Armando Perez-Cueto
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Department of Food Science, Section for Food Design and Consumer Behaviour – Future Consumer Lab, University of Copenhagen, Rolighedsvej 26, 1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
Interests: plant-based food consumption, consumer behaviour, food choice, nudging, healthy and sustainable foods, nutritional epidemiology, public health nutrition, taste & texture, meal sciences, gastronomy, vegan
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Prof. Dr. Dennis Savaiano
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Department of Nutrition Science, College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47906, USA
Interests: prebiotics; biotechnology; human nutrition; milk; dairy; probiotics
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lenka H. Shriver
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Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, 27412, USA
Interests: child obesity; psychosocial correlates of dietary intake, eating behaviors, body esteem and obesity risk among children and adolescents; parental feeding practices in infancy and early childhood
Prof. Dr. Josep A. Tur
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Research Group on Community Nutrition and Oxidative Stress (NUCOX), University of the Balearic Islands & CIBEROBN (Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition), and Foundation of Health Research Institute of the Balearic Islands (IdISBa). Campus UIB, Guillem Colom Bldg., 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Interests: community nutrition; Mediterranean diet; epidemiology; public health; diet; nutrition; hydration; sports nutrition; obesity; non-alcoholic fatty liver; epigenetics; biomarkers; oxidative stress; antioxidants
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Dr. Jacqui Webster
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1. Faculty of Medicine, UNSW, Sydney, Australia;
2. Food Policy Division, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia
Interests: salt/sodium; dietary interventions; nutrition surveillance; food policy; advocacy; research translation; public health
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Dr. Michael Wirth
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College of Nursing and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 292008, USA
Interests: chrono-nutrition; time-restricted feeding; inflammation; Dietary Inflammatory Index; metabolism; shiftwork; sleep
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