Almudena Sánchez-Villegas

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

"Pharmacy PhD (University of Navarra, 2001). She is an Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria since 2003. She was Research Fellow in the Department of Nutrition of the Harvard School of Public Health (Boston) during the academic year 2005-2006. She is author of more than 40 book chapters and co-editor of 3 text books. She has authored more than 50 scientific articles, editorials or letters in international peer-reviewed journals such as Archives of General Psychiatry, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Diabetes Care, PLoSONE or British Journal of Nutrition. Coordinator and main researcher of two Spanish Projects sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Health (FIS PI042241 and FIS PI080819) to assess the role of diet and physical activity on mental disorders and quality of life, she also participates in other Spanish or European projects related to nutritional epidemiology such as the PREDIMED clinical trial analysing the effect of Mediterranean diet on cardiovascular risk or EURRECA project (European RECommendations Aligned Harmonising nutrient recommendations across Europe with special focus on vulnerable groups and consumer understanding) sponsored by the European Union (FP6-0361196-2). Finally, she is scientific reviewer of international journals such as JAMA, Biological Psychiatry, Arch Gen Psychiatry, Obesity, Nutrition, Eur J Clin Nutr, J Nutr, Public Health Nutrition or Br J Nutr. "

Biography Updated on 28 April 2011

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