Juan Pablo Peña-Rosas PHOTOJP Peña-Rosas is Coordinator, Evidence and Programme Guidance, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. He joined WHO on July 2008 and now oversees the Evidence and Programme Guidance workplan, in the development of evidence-informed guidelines for interventions addressing the double burden of malnutrition for neonates, infants, children and women in stable and emergency settings, under the WHO Research Strategy umbrella. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, United States since 2011. Previously, he worked several years in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, United States. He was involved in planning, implementing, and reporting of nutrition surveys, and programme monitoring and evaluation for nutrition interventions in Uzbekistan, Morocco, Egypt, Peru, Nicaragua, Georgia and Dominican Republic. In the private sector, Dr. Peña-Rosas worked at the Kellogg Company, Latin America and the Caribbean Headquarters where he served as Manager of Nutrition Communications and Public Relations, Manager of Nutrition and Scientific Affairs and Manager of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs for the regional operations. He was a member of the food norms and standards commission Venezuela in CAVIDEA. He received his Medical Degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela in his native country and a Masters Degree in Public Health Nutrition from University of Puerto Rico in San Juan. He holds a PhD in Human Nutrition and Epidemiology from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. A member of the American Society for Nutrition, Latin American Society of Nutrition, the American Evaluation Association, the Cochrane Collaboration and the WHO Guidelines Review Committee 2010-2012. In May 2012 he received an award as outstanding graduate alumnus from University of Puerto Rico.

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