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Advisory Board and Editors Nutrition

David B Allison

Distinguished Professor, Quetelet Endowed Professor of Public Health, Associate Dean for Science, Director of Office of Energetics, and Director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center; Authored over 450 peer-reviewed publications and five books. 2012 IOM Member. 2002 ILSI Board of Trustees. Elected Fellow ASA, APA, & AAAS. 2002 Andre Mayer Award from IASO; 2009 ASN Centrum Award; 2002 Lilly Scientific Achievement Award & 2009 TOPS Award from the Obesity Society; 2006 NSF PAESMEM Award.

Alberto Davalos

Senior researcher at IMDEA Food Institute, Madrid-Spain. Fellow of the "MARIE CURIE" AMAROUT Europe Programme.

Scott M. Grundy

Director of the Center for Human Nutrition. Member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Association of Physicians, and the National Academies of Sciences (Institute of Medicine).

Kristin Hamre

Senior scientist at the National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES), Bergen, Norway working in fish nutrition and developmental biology. National representative in the MC of the COST action, Larvanet, and leader of a number of research projects.

David Meyre

David Meyre, Tier II Canada Research Chair in Genetic Epidemiology, McMaster University (having come from the Institut de Biologie de Lille in France). Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics.

J. Jaime Miranda

Dr. Miranda is Research Professor at the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Director of CRONICAS Center of Excellence in Chronic Diseases, both at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, Peru. Miranda is an elected Fellow of Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. Dr. Miranda trained in medicine at UPCH and earned a PhD in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Sampath Parthasarathy

University of Central Florida

Florida Hospital Endowed Chair in cardiovascular Sciences, Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of Research at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Central Florida. Recipient of van Deeenen memorial award, the Ranbaxy award, Special Recognition by the American Heart Association, Jerome Markowitz award, SASAT Life time achievement award, and others. Member of several editorial boards.

Jara Pérez-Jiménez

Researcher at the Institute of Food Science and Technology and Nutrition (ICTAN-CSIC), Madrid, Spain. Co-author of more than 40 papers published in JCR journals and of book chapters in international editions. Member of the Editorial Board of Food Reserch International.

Jordi Salas-Salvadó

Professor of Nutrition and director of the Human Nutrition Unit (Rovira i Virgili University, Spain) and head of Nutrition of the Int. Med. Service (Sant Joan Hospital). This Unit is part of: a) Thematic Network of Mediterranean Diet and Cardiovascular Diseases, b) Health Diet in the Primary Prevention of Chronic Diseases: PREDIMED Network, and c) CIBERobn. Has directed 14 research projects funded by public bodies and 20 projects funded by the industries. He has published more than 250 papers.

Francesco Savino

Professor at the school of Pediatrics - Univ. Turin. Studying nutrition, metabolism of infancy in particular hormones such as Leptin, IGF-1, Ghrelin, Adiponectin. Takes interest in gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders. He studies in detail some aspects of gut microbiota of colicky infants such low level of lactobacilli and increased concentration of E.Coli. Performed relevant research on the effect of probiotics on colicky infants. Author of more than 100 scientific reports.

Helmut Schroder

Helmut Schröder, PhD in Human Biology, Diploma in Nutritional Sciences, Specialist Nutritional Epidemiology is Senior Investigador of the I.M.I.M- Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain. His basic research interest is the analysis of lifestyle-disease relationships. This includes studies of the effects of nutrition on obesity and other cardiovascular risk factors. He is involved in several large epidemiological and clinical intervention studies.

Josep A. Tur

Professor of Physiology, University of the Balearic Islands (UIB). Director, Research Group in Community Nutrition and Oxidative Stress (UIB). Director of nutritional surveys in Spain & Argentina. Head, Department of Fundamental Biology & Health Sciences (UIB). Founding member of the Spanish Academy of Nutrition and Food Science, the Spanish Society of Community Nutrition, and the World's Public Health Nutrition Association. Member, the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition.