Dr. Lluis Serra Magem, Académico Numerario de la RAEDAcadémico Numerario

Ciencias de la Salud: Dr. en Medicina y Dr. en Nutrición

Fecha de ingreso: 12/07/2017

Discurso de ingreso: Dieta Mediterránea: una visión global

Discurso de respuesta: Dr. José Ramón Calvo Fernández

 


Work experience

Dates

From June 1995 to present
Full Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Las Palmas de Gran
Canaria, Spain

From January 2014 to present
Director of the Research Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of Las Palmas de
Gran Canaria

From February 1996 to January 2011
Director of Department of Clinical Sciences at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

From August 1997 to present
Faculty Member of the General University Hospital of Gran Canaria, Spain

From February 1999 to present
UNESCO Chair for Research, Planning and Development of Local Health Systems, at the University
of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

From 1990 to present
Director of the Nutrition Research Foundation, Science Park of the University of Barcelona, Spain

From March 1996 to November 2012
President of the Mediterranean Diet Foundation, Barcelona, Spain

From September 1988 to June 1995.
Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health. School of Medicine, University of
Barcelona. Spain

From June 1987 to December 1990
Chief, Section of Program Development, General Direction of Public Health, Catalan Ministry of Health
Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

From June 1985 to November 1986
Medical Resident of Public Health. Dept. Community Health, Sherbrooke University Hospital,
Sherbrooke, Canada

From 1982 to June 1985
Technical Consultant. Institute of Health Studies. Catalan Ministry of Health, Generalitat de Catalunya,
Barcelona, Spain

Education and training

Dates

1995

Title of qualification awarded

Specialist in Preventive Medicine and Public Health

Principal subjects/occupational skills
covered

Preventive Medicine and Public Health

Name and type of organisation
providing education and training

University of Barcelona, Spanish Ministry of Education and Science

Level in national or international
classification

CINE 6

Dates

1991

Title of qualification awarded

Master of Sciences in Nutritional Epidemiology (Maîtrise en Sciences Cliniques)-

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Public Health Nutrition, Nutritional epidemiology
Thesis: “Risk factor interactions between fibrocystic disease and breast cancer, with special reference
to diet”.

Name and type of organisation
providing education and training

University of Sherbrooke, Faculty of Medicine. Canada.

Level in national or international
classification

CINE 6

Dates

October 1987

Title of qualification awarded

Doctor in Medicine and Surgery

Principal subjects/occupational skills
covered

Medicine Preventive and Public Health
Thesis: “Epidemiology of endemic goiter in Catalonia”

Name and type of organisation
providing education and training

Autonomous University of Barcelona. Spain

Level in national or international
classification

CINE 6

Dates

1986

Title of qualification awarded

Certification of Residence in Community Health

Principal subjects/occupational skills
covered

Public Health

Name and type of organisation
providing education and training

University of Sherbrooke, Faculty of Medicine. Canada.

Level in national or international
classification

CINE 6

Dates

1984

Title of qualification awarded

Diploma in Public Health

Principal subjects/occupational skills
covered

Public Health, Community Health

Name and type of organisation
providing education and training

Ministry of Government Affairs, National School of Health, Spain

Level in national or international
classification

CINE 5

Dates

1982

Title of qualification awarded

Bachelors Degree in Medicine and Surgery

Principal subjects/occupational skills
covered

Medicine

Name and type of organisation
providing education and training

Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Level in national or international
classification

CINE 5A

Personal skills and competences

Mother tongue(s): Catalan
Other language(s): Spanish, English, French and Italian

Other relevant skills and competences

Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
Experience in Direction of Nutrition and Health Examination surveys:

  • National Nutrition Survey of the Catalan population (1992-93)
  • Nutrition Survey of the Canary Islands (1997-98)
  • ENKID Study “Evaluation of Feeding Habits and Nutritional Status in Spanish Children and Youth” (1998-2000)
  • Food and Nutrition Survey of Catalonia (2002-03)
  • Andorra Nutrition Survey (2004).

He serves/served on the Steering Committee, among others, of the following European Union
Projects:

  • CREDITS4HEALTH: Credits based, people-centric approach for the adoption of healthy life-styles abn balanced
    Mediterranean diet in the frame of social participation for heath promotion
  • PLANTLIBRA: PLANT food supplements: Levels of Intake, Benefit and Risk Assessment”
  • EURRECA: EURopean RECommendations Aligned .Harmonising nutrient recommendations across Europe with special focus
    on vulnerable groups and consumer understanding;
  • BENERIS: Benefit-Risk assessment for food: an iterative value-of-information approach;
  • PIPS: Personalised Information Platform for Life and Health Services
  • ENHR II: European Nutrition Health Report II.

Chairman of the Candidature of the Mediterranean Diet as Intangible Cultural Heritage by the
UNESCO (2005-2011). Mediterranean Diet Foundation.

Additional information

2014-present President, International Foundation of Mediterranean Diet- IFMeD
2014 Promoter and President of the III World Congress of Public Health Nutrition, Barcelona, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

2013-present Head of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canary Group of CIBER OBN.
CIBER (Biomedical Research Networking Centres – Instituto de Salud Carlos III)
Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition. Thematic area on the Mediterranean
Diet and its effects on chronic disease prevention.

2013-present Steering Committee of European Project CREDITS4HEALTH (Credits-based,
people-centric approach for the adoption of healthy life-styles and balanced
Mediterranean diet in the framework of social participation and innovation for
health promotion)

2011-2015 Director of the Centro Interuniversitario Internazionale di Studi sulle Culture
Alimentari Mediterranee- CIISCAM, Universita di Roma, Sapienza, Italia

2010-2014 Steering Committee of European Project PlantLIBRA (PlantLIBRA: “PLANT food supplements: Levels of Intake, Benefit and Risk Assessment”)

2008-present President, Spanish Academy of Nutrition and Food Sciences

2007-2012 Steering Committee of EC Network: Eurreca Network (EURopean RECommen-
dations Aligned. Harmonising nutrient recommendations across Europe with
special focus on vulnerable groups and consumer understanding).

2007-2009 Steering Committee of European Project ENHR II (Report on Nutrition and Health
Status in the European Union)

2006-2010 ULPGC Coordinator. Healthy nutrition and primary prevention of chronic
diseases: Predimed Network. Thematic Research Network of the Spanish
Ministry of Health (RTIC)

2006 Promoter and President of the I World Congress of Public Health Nutrition,
Barcelona, Spain

2005-present Founder and President of the NGO Nutrition Without Borders

2004-2007 Coordinator of the Epidemiology and Monitoring of the Obesity Working group of
the NAOS Strategy. Ministry of Health and Consumption

2003-2005 Treasurer, Spanish Federation of Societies of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
(FESNAD)

2003-2012 Director Postgraduate Distance Course on the Mediterranean Diet, University of
Barcelona

2002-2006 Board of Directors of the International Life Science Institute Europe (ILSI)

2002-2006 Representative of the Spanish Medical Association at the Scientific Committee of
the Spanish Agency of Food Security

2000-2006 President of the Spanish Society of Community Nutrition (SENC)

2000-2007 Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of European Food Information
Council (EUFIC)

1998-2002 Director of the Enkid Study 1998-2000 (Nutritional survey of Spanish children and
youth 1998-2000)

1997-1999 Director of the Canary Islands Nutrition Survey 1997-1998

1997-present President of the Nutrition Research Founfation (Fundación para la Investigación
Nutricional – FIN).

1996-2012 President of the Mediterranean Diet Foundation (FDM)

1996-present President of the Mediterranean Diet Foundation International Scientific
Committee, and Chairman of the International Congresses on the Mediterranean
Diet (1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008 ), Barcelona, Spain

1995 -2000 Member of the Working Group of Comparative Analysis of Nutr. Data. WHO-
CINDI countries

1994, 1998 Organiser of the I SENC Congress in Barcelona and the IIIrd in Las Palmas de
Gran Canaria, Spain.

1994 Founder of the Spanish Journal of Community Nutrition (RENC), official Journal of
the Spanish Society of Community Nutrition (SENC)

1993 -1996 International Committee of the Close the Gaps Programme. World Bank, Hungary
(Chair: Sir Donald Acheson)

1992 – 1994 Director of the Catalan Nutrition Survey 1992-1993

1992 – present Member of Advisory Committees for Smoking and for Physical Activity and Health
Promotion, and Dental Health, Public Health Dept. of Catalonia, Spain

1991 -1995 Member of the Regions for Health Network Steering Committee. WHO-Europe

1990 – present Consultant for the Food & Nutrition Programme, Public Health Department of
Catalonia, Spain

1989 Founder of the Spanish Society of Community Nutrition (SENC); President (2000-
2006)

1988 – Founder and Director, Community Nutrition Research Group at the University of
Barcelona.

He serves as visiting professor for several European and American Universities (Universidad de Cuyo,
Universita di Ancona, Universita di Roma La Sapienza).

Director of the folllowing postgraduate programmes at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria:

  • Master in Nutrition and Food Security (2000-2002; 2003-2005)
  • Master in Public Health (1996-1998, 1998-2000, 2000-2002)
  • Doctorate in Public Health (Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine and Nutrition)
    (1996-1999, 1997-1999, 1999-2000, 2000-2002, 2002-2004)
  • Postgraduate Advanced distance course in Community Nutrition (2000-2001, 2002-2003)
  • Postgraduate Advanced Course on International Public Health Nutrition – Nutrition for cooperation and development (2010-2011, 2012-2013)
  • Postgraduate Advanced Course on Breastfeeding (2013-present)

Publications

He has authored more than 800 publications with a total of 398 referenced publications
(Period 1987-2016 – Articles indexed 405; IF=1540, H Index=51, Citations 13218 (date 10/04/16
Scopus)). ResearchGate Score 49,03 (date 10/06/16)
He has written or edited 71 books on topics in his field and produced more than 238 chapters and
editorials, prologues and presentations.

Research

24 years (1989-1994, 1995-2000, 2001-2006 and 2007-2012) of officially recognized service in
Excellent Research by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Spain
Awards

  • Award “Doctor Marañón” 2013 for Best Scientist in the area of Food and Nutrition, by the Royal Academy of Gastronomy (22 October 2014)
  • Membership awarded by the Royal Academy of Medicine of the Basque Country 2014
  • SENC 2012 Award in Scientific Excellence for his work in the Area of Research and Teaching
  • Mataix 2010 Award by the Spanish Academy of Nutrition and Food Science for best Researcher in Human Nutrition
  • D’Elikatur Bizi 2010 Award
  • NUTRIMED 2009 Award for Scientific trajectory in support of the Mediterranean Diet (Granada)
  • Gold Medal Award by the Spanish Society of Community Nutrition – SENC 2008
  • European Academy of Nutrition Award 2007 for trajectory in Public Health Nutrition
  • Honorary President of SENC since 2006
  • Honorary President of the CONIN Foundation since 2005
  • Honorary Member of the Canarian Society of Nutrition (SCAN)
  • Honorary Member of the Basque Country Society of Nutrition (SNPV)
  • Multiple Awards for the best communication in distinct medical congresses

All awards are honorific and without financial retribution.

 

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