Almudena Sánchez-Villegas PHOTOPhD in Pharmacy (University of Navarra, 2001). Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria since 2003. Full Professor accreditation from ANECA (the Spanish National Agency for the quality and accreditation of the civil-servant academic staff bodies) in 2013. Research Fellow in the Department of Nutrition of Harvard School of Public Health (Boston) during the academic year 2005-2006. She is author of more than 40 book chapters and co-editor of several text books of Public Health (Elsevier 2013) and Biostatistics (Elsevier 2014). She has authored more than 80 scientific articles, editorials or letters in international peer-reviewed journals such as Archives of General Psychiatry, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Diabetes Care o British Journal of Nutrition (h factor in web of Science=24). Coordinator and principal investigator of two Spanish Projects sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Health (FIS PI042241 and FIS PI080819) to assess the role of diet and physical activity on mental disorders and quality of life, she also participated in other Spanish or European projects related to nutritional epidemiology such as the PREDIMED clinical trial analysing the effect of Mediterranean diet on cardiovascular risk or the EURRECA project (European RECommendations Aligned Harmonising nutrient recommendations across Europe with special focus on vulnerable groups and consumer understanding) sponsored by the European Union (FP6-0361196-2). Now part of CIBERobn (Spanish Biomedical Research Centre in Obesity Physiopathology and Nutrition network) collaborating within the PREDIMED-PLUS trial

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