Dr. Camila Corvalán-Aguilar

Member


Assistant Professor. Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA). University of Chile.

Biography

Education and Training:
• PhD in Public Health Nutrition Thesis Title: Can we adapt nutrition assistance programs to prevent childhood obesity in developing countries? Thesis Advisor: Reynaldo Martorell, Nutrition and Health Sciences Program Emory University, USA 2008
• Master in Public Health, School of Public Health, University of Chile, Chile 2003
• Medical Doctor, University of Chile, Chile 2001


Research experience:
• Project: “Measuring and benchmarking food environments and policies to effectively reduce obesity and non-communicable diseases: test and implementation of a new monitoring framework in 4 countries in Latin America” Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: International Development Research Center (IDRC), Canada 2014-2018
• Project: Early risk of asthma in children exposed to in-utero maternal obesity. An epigenetic-mediated programming of immune function Role: Investigator Funding: Fondecyt # 2014-2018
• Project: Adrenarquia prematura y efectos en la función ovárica, tempo puberal y riesgo metabólico Role: Investigator Funding: Fondecyt # 2014-2018
• Project “Effectiveness of a normative intervention (diet, physical activity and breastfeeding) on maternal nutrition and offspring growth and development: Nutrition in the first 1000 days key to healthy growth and long-term health” Role: investigator Funding: Fondecyt # 1130277 2013-2017
• Project: “Predictors of Mammary Gland Development & Breast Fibroglandular Volume at Puberty”.” Role: investigator Funding: NIH, USA 2012-2015
• Project: “Interactions of Early Growth, Adiposity and Rate of Skeletal Maturation in determining: Timing and Progression of Puberty and Metabolic status of Chilean children” Role: Principal Investigator Funding: Fondecyt # 1120326 2012-2015
• Project: “Association between micronutrients, growth, obesity and obesity related disorders in Chilean children” Role: investigator Funding: Fondecyt # 1110085
2011-2013
• Project: “Early determinants of breast cancer risk” Role: investigator Funding: World Cancer Research Fund 2011-2014
• Project: “Biological maturation and its relationship with body composition, physical fitness, and eating behavior in schoolage Chilean children” Role: investigator Funding: Fondecyt#1100206 2010-2011
• Project: “ Effect of the timing of adiposity rebound on: growth, adiposity, and risk factors of nutrition-related chronic diseases in pre-puberty” Role: investigator Funding: Fondecyt #1090252 2009-2012
• Project: “Developmental origins of fatness and physical maturation in seven-year old Chilean children” Role: Principal Investigator Funding: The Wellcome Trust 2009-2011
• Project: “Is it feasible to adapt a nutritional assistance program in order to ensure adequate growth and long term health? Role: Principal Investigator Funding: Panamerican Health Education Foundation (PAHEF) 2008-2009
• Project: “Effect of familiar history of obesity and linear growth on adiposity in preschool children “Role: Doctoral Student Funding: FONDECYT # 1060785 2006-2008
• Project: “Predisposing factors of asthma in Chile” Role: Assistant Research Funding: The Wellcome Trust 2002-2003


Teaching experience:
• Lecturer of the course Epidemiology of Non-communicable Diseases, Master in Nutrition, INTA, University of Chile 2009-2014
• Lecturer of the course Basic Epidemiology, Master in Nutrition, INTA, University of Chile 2009-2014
• Coordinator of the course Epidemiology of Non-communicable Diseases, Master in Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile 2009-2010
• Coordinator of the International Postgraduate Course of Health and Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile 2008
• Lecturer of the Public Health course of the School of Medicine ( Fourth Grade), Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile 2008
• Teaching Assistant Seminar in Nutrition, Global Health Department, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, USA (Fall Semester) 2005
• Teaching Assistant Human Nutrition II, Nutrition and Health Science Program, Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Graduate School, Emory University, Atlanta, USA (Spring Semester) 2005
• Lecturer of the Public Health course of the School of Medicine ( Fourth Grade), Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile 2003
• Teaching Assistant of Epidemiology at the Nutrition School (Second Grade), Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile 2003