Dr. Ricardo Uauy


University of Chile & Department of Public Health Nutrition. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. University of London. United Kingdom.


Ricardo Uauy M.D. Ph.D. is Professor of Public Health Nutrition at Institute of Nutrition (INTA) University of Chile and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK . Medical Doctor University of Chile/1972, Ph.D. Nutritional Biochemistry MIT/1977.Trained in Pediatrics 72-74 and Clinical Nutrition 76-77 at Children's Hospital Harvard /Boston and Neonatology Yale New-Haven Hospital 74-75; Board Certified in Pediatrics and in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (USA). Assoc Professor in 1977, Professor in 1981. Director of INTA U of Chile 1994-2002. Has participated as expert in multiple WHO/FAO expert committees (Protein Energy 81, Fats and Oils 93, FBDGs 95, Obesity a Global Epidemic 97, Vitamin/ Minerals 98, Nutrition in the Elderly 98 and Human Energy needs 01, chair WHO/FAO Nutrition Diet and Chronic Disease 02, and Global Strategy WHO/03; WHO/FAO Scientific Update on CHO 06 and on Trans Fats 07, chair FAO/WHO Consultation Fats and Fatty Acids in Human Nutrition in 09. President of the IUNS 2005-09. President of the Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation for Developing Countries since 2013. Has published over 600 indexed publications in nutrition and health related issues.