Juan Rivera

Dr. Juan A. Rivera is the Founding Director of the Center for Research in Nutrition and Health at the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico and is Professor of Nutrition in the School of Public Health of Mexico. He is also an adjunct professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University and in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Dr. Rivera has published more than 200 scientific articles, book chapters, and books, and made more than 300 presentations and conferences in scientific events. His research interests include the epidemiology of stunting (under-nutrition and obesity); the short- and long-term effects of under-nutrition during early childhood; the effects of zinc and other micronutrient deficiencies on growth and health; the study of malnutrition in Mexico; and the design and evaluation of politics and programs to improve nutritional status of populations. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the Mexican Academy of Sciences, the Latin American Society of Nutrition, and the American Society of Nutrition. Dr. Rivera earned both his master’s and doctorate degrees from Cornell University in International Nutrition with minors in Epidemiology and Statistics.