2017 Lectureship

April 6, 2017
Austin, Texas

What the US can learn from Mexico’s fight against obesity: 
the process, results, push backs, and future challenges

Simón Barquera

Simón Barquera, MD, PhD

Director, Nutrition Policy Research Division
National Institute of Public Health of Mexico

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Simón Barquera, MD, PhD

Director, Nutrition Policy Research Division
National Institute of Public Health of Mexico

Dr. Barquera is an MD (UAM, Mexico City) with graduate MS and PhD degrees in Nutrition Epidemiology (Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston). He is president of the Nutrition Board of Professors and Director of the Nutrition Policy Research Division at the National Institute of Public Health, where he is leader of the Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease research line (2015-).

Dr. Barquera has published more than 223 research papers and chapters and has 4,127 citations to his work. He is associate editor of Public Health Nutrition and editorial board member of Global Health Epidemiology and Genomics. He is co-investigator of the Mexican Health and Nutrition Surveys (1999-2016), Member of the Ministry of Health Chronic Diseases advisory board, the PAHO Expert Group on sodium reduction, the World Obesity Federation Scientific Advisory Board and fellow of the Obesity Society. Dr Barquera has been recognized as National Investigator by the National Council of Science and Technology and fellow of the National Academy of Medicine and the Mexican Academy of Sciences. He has received the PAHO Fred L Soper award for excellence in health literature (2003), the Tufts University Nutrition Impact Award (2016), and the UAM Distinguished Alumni Award (2016).