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Section Board for 'Nutrition and Public Health' (57)

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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. Evridiki Patelarou
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Nursing Department, School of Health Sciences, Hellenic Mediterranean University, 714 10 Iraklio, Greece
Interests: epidemiology; evidence based practice; public health; environmental; healthnursing
Dr. Oliviero Bruni
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Department of Social and Developmental Psychology, Sapienza University, 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: sleep disorders in children; electroencephalogram and Cyclic Alternating Pattern in children; sleep patterns in mental retardation; learning disabilities and dyslexia; sleep and cognition in learning impaired children
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Dr. Stephen Cornish
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Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Interests: exercise physiology; exercise immunology; nutritional supplements; cytokines/myokines/exerkines; chronic low grade inflammation
Prof. Dr. Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi
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Unit of Geriatrics, Bio Medico University and Teaching Hospital, Rome, Italy
Interests: malnutrition; respiratory infections; geriatric multidimensional assessment; surgical patients; cognitive and delirium disorders; Heart failure; sleep
Dr. R. Scott Turner
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Department of Neurology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
Interests: cognitive behavioral neurology; memory disorders program; Alzheimers disease; neurodegenerative dementias; mild cognitive impairment
Dr. Scott Kanoski
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Neuroscience Graduate Program, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Interests: behavioral neuroscience; ingestive behavior; energy balance; neuroendocrinology; learning & memory; systems neuroscience
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Dr. Mark McEvoy
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School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
Interests: chronic disease; epidemiology; nutrition; microbiome; genetics
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Dr. Diane Threapleton
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Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
Interests: nutrition; nutritional epidemiology; systematic reviews; meta-analysis; public health nutrition; dietary assessment methodology; nutritional determinants of development and disease
Prof. Dr. Isabelle Jalbert
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Faculty of Science, School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Interests: eye; allied health; health systems; public health; diabetic retinopathy; age-related macular degeneration; glaucoma
Dr. Stefano Predieri
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Institute for BioEconomy IBE, Rome, Italy
Interests: nutrition; sensory properties of food; consumer eating behavior; functional food
Prof. Dr. María-José Castro
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Nursing Faculty, University of Valladolid, 47002 Valladolid, Spain
Interests: diet; food; nutrition; obesity; healthy lifestyle; food and nutrition education; nutritional sciences
Dr. Keisuke Hagihara
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Department of Advanced Hybrid Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
Interests: ketogenic diet; cancer; frailty; sarcopenia
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Dr. Chika Horikawa
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Department of Health and Nutrition, University of Niigata Prefecture Faculty of Human Life Studies, Niigata, Japan
Interests: diabetes; medical nutrition therapy; clinical nutrition; public health nutrition; nutritional epidemiology
Dr. Jeanne McCaffery
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Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-1101, USA
Interests: genetics; weight loss intervention; clinical trials; cardiovascular disease; diabetes; metabolic syndrome
Dr. Dirk Lund Christensen
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Global Health Section, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: cardio-metabolic; diabetes; nutrition; indigenous populations; global health
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Dr. Nicola Lowe
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Centre for Global Development, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, UK
Interests: micronutrient nutrition; hidden hunger; zinc; biofortification; global health; UN sustainable development goals
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Prof. Dr. Ricardo Ribeiro
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i3S/INEB, Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde/Biomedical Engineering Institute, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Interests: obesity; cancer; cancer biomarkers; exercise; hemato-oncology
Dr. Anna Macready
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1. School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6EU, UK
2. Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6AP, UK
Interests: public health; sustainability; qualitative & mixed methods research; phytochemicals; cognition
Prof. Dr. Panteleimon Giannakopoulos
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Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, 1205 Genève, Switzerland
Interests: Alzheimer’s disease; biomarkers; brain activation; magnetic resonance imaging; neurosciences; psychiatry
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Dr. Mohsen Mazidi
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1. Medical Research Council Population Health Research Unit, Clinical Trial Service Unit & Epidemiological Studies Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Big Data Institute Building, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
2. Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology and Department of Nutritional Sciences, King's College London, London, UK
Interests: personalized nutrition; metabolomics; microbiome; nutritional epidemiology; mendelian randomization; non-communicable diseases
Dr. Olivier Beauchet
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Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital and Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3T 1E2, Canada
Interests: age-related gait disorders; cognitive decline; vitamin D; modeling
Dr. Kyle S. Burger
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Gillings School of Global Public Health, School of Medicine, Biomedical Reseach Imaging Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 125 Mason Farm Road Marsico, Hall, Suite 1200, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
Interests: food intake; eating behavior; fMRI; cognition; reward
Prof. Dr. Fernando Fernandez-Aranda
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1. Distinguished Professor in Psychology, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
2. Head of Eating Disorders Unit and Head of Research Group CIBEROBN, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Bellvitge-IDIBELL, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: clinical psychology; psychobiology; mental disorders; eating disorders; obesity; neurocognition; behavioral addictions; therapy and new technologies
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Prof. Dr. Shankuan Zhu
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Chronic Disease Research Institute, Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, School of Public Health, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China 310058; The Children's Hospital, and National Clinical Research Center for Child Health, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China 310058.
Interests: Public Health; Epidemiology; Nutrition; Chronic Disease Prevention; Obesity
Prof. Dr. Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann
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Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University Hospital, RWTH, Neuenhofer Weg 21, D-52074 Aachen, Germany
Interests: childhood and adolescent eating disorders with an emphasis on anorexia nervosa; gut-brain-axis in eating disorders; eventually Avoidant-Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
Prof. Dr. Iole Tomassini Barbarossa
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Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Cagliari, 09124 Cagliari CA, Italy
Interests: taste perception; PROP tasting; individual differences; taste perception modulation; electrophysiological recordings; taste; body composition; nutrition; health
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Dr. Daniela Martini
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Department of Food Environmental and Nutritional Sciences (DeFENS) – Division of Human Nutrition, Università degli Studi di Milano, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: bioactive compounds; polyphenols; oxidative stress; human intervention studies
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Prof. Dr. Jenny Gunton
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1. Diabetes and Transcription Factors Group, Garvan Institute of Medical Research (GIMR), Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia
2. St Vincent's Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
3. Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Interests: Diabetes; Obesity; Vitamin D; Vitamin C
Prof. Dr. James R. Stubbs

School of Psychology, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds, 00000 Leeds, UK
Interests: energy intake; overweight; obese; weight loss
Prof. Dr. Margaret Allman-Farinelli
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Charles Perkins Centre, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Interests: young adults; diet patterns; nutrition promotion; food environments; social contexts and food
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Prof. Dr. Maria Kapsokefalou
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Unit of Human Nutrition, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Agricultural University of Athens, 11855 Athens, Greece
Interests: hydration needs and hydration habits in humans; food and nutrition policies; nutrition in vulnerable population groups; food security
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Prof. Dr. Matthias Laudes
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Department of Medicine 1, University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein, 24105 Kiel, Germany.
Interests: nteraction of Metabolism and Inflammation; Role of the gut microbiome in the development of nutrition associated diseases; obesity; type 2 diabetes
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. 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 Metropolitan University, 0167 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. Eva Negri
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Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan 20157, Italy
Interests: Breast cancer; bladder cancer; cancer mortality; diet pattern
Prof. Dr. Angela Odoms-Young
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Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago (MC 517), 643 Applied Health Sciences Bldg., 1919 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Interests: social, cultural, and environmental determinants of dietary behaviors and diet-related diseases in low-income populations, LGBTQ populations, and Black, Indigenous People of Color; community-based participatory research; social justice; discrimination/racism; nutrition
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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
Dr. Santiago Navas-Carretero
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Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Physiology, Center for Nutrition Research, University of Navarra, Pamplona 31008, 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
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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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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Dr. Melinda T. Coughlan
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Department of Diabetes, Central Clinical School, Monash University, Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct, 3004 Melbourne, 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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Prof. Dr. Carol Johnston
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College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
Interests: vitamin C metabolism; vegetarian diets; chronic disease prevention; biomarkers; functional foods
Dr. Peter Pribis
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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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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. 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. Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
3. Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Interests: osteoarthritis; cachexia; vitamin D; cytokines; systemic inflammation; precision medicine
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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, 70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: food allergens; food profiling; allergenicity assessment; proteomics; food authenticity; nutraceutics
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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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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. 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: human nutrition; obesity; clinical trials; adults; children
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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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