Maria Luz Fernandez

University of Connecticut, USA 0000-0002-1835-0792

Maria-Luz Fernandez has a Ph.D. degree and is a Professor and the Graduate Program Coordinator at the Department of Nutritional Sciences of the University of Connecticut. Dr. Fernandez’ area of research is the effects of dietary strategies and drug treatment to prevent cardiovascular disease. She has received funding from USDA and Industry to support her work on the mechanisms by which dietary interventions or drug therapies reduce dyslipedimias, oxidative stress and inflammation. Dr. Fernandez has presented world-wide Webinars on eggs and cholesterol and grapes and heart disease. She has employed different dietary regimes including the Mediterranean diet, carbohydrate restricted diets, inclusion of anti-oxidants from grapes and more importantly she has established the lack of association between eggs and heart disease risk factors. Dr. Fernandez is currently a member of the FDA Nutrition committee. She has authored 192 peer-review papers plus over 240 scientific abstracts. Dr. Fernandez was the recipient of the Provost Award for Research in 2007. She has been invited to present her work in the International Arena including Portugal, Spain, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Panama, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, South Korea and Egypt. During her tenure at Uconn, Dr. Fernandez has graduated 27 PhD and 14 MS from all over the world in the area of diet and heart disease who currently hold prominent positions in Academia, Industry and Government agencies

Biography Updated on 23 June 2013

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