Plenary Speaker

Juan Rivera, General Director, National Institute of Public Health
Mexico City, Mexico

Dr. Juan Rivera

Dr. Juan Rivera is General Director of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) in Mexico and Professor of Nutrition at the Mexican School of Public Health. Currently, he is a member of the Executive Board of the International Association of the National Institutes of Public Health (IANPHI), member of the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets for sustainable food systems. He is also a member of the National Academy of Medicine (ANM), member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences (AMC), member of the American Nutrition Society (ASN) and member of the Latin American Nutrition Society (SLAN), of which he was President during the period 2015-2018. He is founding Director of the Center for Nutrition and Health Research (CINyS) at INSP, and has been a member of the Global Steering Committee for the Prevention of Obesity and a member of the High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition of the United Nations.

Dr. Rivera has led the food and nutrition component of the National Nutrition Surveys (ENSANUT) and the evaluations of various food distribution programs in Mexico. He was an academic member of the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (CONEVAL). He directed the multidisciplinary group of the National Academy of Medicine that developed recommendations on obesity prevention that were the basis for some Mexican obesity prevention policies.

Dr. Rivera received his master´s degree and PhD in International Nutrition from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He is author of more than 535 publications (340 scientific articles, 137 book chapters and 68 books), he has made more than 715 presentations and conferences at national and international scientific events, and his published works have been mentioned more than 33,742 times on different scientific media of national and international circulation.

His areas of research are epidemiology of malnutrition in all its forms, study of risk factors of malnutrition, evidence generation to guide the design and the evaluation of policies and malnutrition and obesity prevention programs.

He has been granted with the 2010 Hippocrates International Medical Research Award on Human Nutrition, the 2010Scopus Award in the Health Sciences category, the 2009 Kellogg International Nutrition Research Award, the 20th GlaxoSmithKline Foundation National Research Award, the 2003 Fred L. Soper Award from the Pan American Health Organization, and the 2019 Carlos Slim Health Award for his research career.

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