PhD Institute of Nutrition & Food Technology, University of Chile
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Professor of Human Nutrition, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology, University of Chile Professor Public Health Nutrition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London.
He holds the position of Professor of Public Health Nutrition at the Institute of Nutrition (INTA) University of Chile and in London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
He received his MD from the University of Chile in 1972, and his PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from MIT in 1977. He has trained in Pediatrics and Clinical Nutrition and is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (USA). He was president of the IUNS from 2005-09.
Prof Uauy has participated as an expert in multiple WHO/FAO expert committees in 2002 Member (Chairperson) of the WHO/FAO expert consultation on Diet and Nutrition Prevention of Chronic Dieases and Global Strategy WHO/03; in 2005 Member WHO expert consultation on Prevention and Control of Childhood Obesity ; in 2006 Member WHO expert panel for Scientific Update on Carbohydrates in Human Health/Disease; in 2007 Member (Chairperson) of the WHO expert panel for Scientific Update on Trans Fatty Acids; in 2010 Member (Chairperson) FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Fats and Fatty Acids in Human Health.
He also has received many awards, most notably PAHO’s Abraham Horwitz award for Leadership in Interamerican Health 2005, 2012 Edna and Robert Langholz International Nutrition Award (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics USA) and the National Applied Science award given by the government of Chile 2012.
He has published over 350 peer reviewed indexed papers and edited 10 books. He is also a member of the Expert Panel for the WCRF/AICR Second Expert Report and subsequent Policy Report and the current Rolling Revision of the WCRF report 2013.