Internal Advisory Committee
Reynaldo Martorell, PhD
Reynaldo Martorell is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of international nutrition at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. Prior to joining the Emory faculty, Dr. Martorell held faculty positions at Cornell University and Stanford University. He began his career as a scientist in the Division of Human Development at the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama in Guatemala.
Dr. Martorell’s research interests are nutritional problems in developing countries, particularly maternal and child nutrition, child growth and development, the impact of early childhood malnutrition on short- and long-term human function, micronutrient malnutrition, and the emergence of obesity and chronic diseases in developing countries. His policy interests include global health concerns, particularly programs and policies dealing with food and nutrition, hunger and malnutrition, and the health implications of changes in diet and lifestyles in developing countries.
Dr. Martorell is a director of the International Nutrition Foundation, trustee and vice-president of the Pan American health and Education Foundation and an advisor to UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank. In 2002, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences where he serves on the Food and Nutrition Board. He is the past president of the Society for International Nutrition Research and past associate editor of the Journal of Nutrition. He has received numerous honors throughout his career including the McCollum International Lectureship and the International Nutrition Prize from Kellogg’s and the Society for International Nutrition Research.
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