Dr. Noel W. Solomons


Centre for Studies of Sensory Impairment, Aging and Metabolism (CeSSIAM). Guatemala.


Co-founder and Scientific Director of the Center for Studies of Sensory Impairment, Aging and Metabolism (CeSSIAM) in Guatemala City.

Noel Solomons earned his A,B. and M.D. degrees from the Harvard University, and finished his medical training at the University of Pennsylvania (internal medicine) and the University of Chicago (specialization in gastroenterology and clinical nutrition). The final year of specialization training was spent at the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP) in Guatemala, and Dr. Solomons has continued as a resident in that country to this day.

He is currently the Scientific Director and Senior Scientist of the Center for Studies of Sensory Impairment, Aging and Metabolism (CeSSIAM) in Guatemala City, and is an Adjunct Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and the Department of Community Medicine and Public Health at Tufts University and in the Center of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. The scope of his research at CeSSIAM is broad, involving micronutrient nutrition and safety (iron, vitamins A, D and E), lactation biology (nutrient content, hormonal transmission, aflatoxin M1 contamination, subclinical mastitis) and determinants of body composition and human growth (childhood and adult stunting, obesity, head circumference). He is the 2010 recipient of the Guatemalan Medal for Science and Technology and serves on the Board of Directors of the Guatemalan Academy of Medical, Physical and Natural Science. He is a past recipient of the Kellogg International Nutrition Award, given by the American Society for Nutrition and of the International Nutrition Award of the IUNS. He is the Director for Central America of the Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation, and is the interim Editor in Chief of the Food and Nutrition Bulletin. He is the author of 337 peer-reviewed publications indexed on MEDLINE in addition to books, chapters, review papers and commentaries and editorials.