Numerary Academician

Health Sciences: Dr. in Medicine and Dr. in Surgery

Date of admittance: 12/07/2017

Admission speech: La nutrición comunitaria en el siglo XXI

Speech in reply: Dra. Maria Àngels Calvo

JAVIER ARANCETA BARTRINA (Bilbao, 1952) is a specialist in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Doctor in Medicine and Surgery from the University of the Basque Country (UPV). Certificate of Higher Specialization (CES) in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Nancy (France), Diploma in Nutrition from the Universities of Madrid and Granada. Master in Nutrition. Autonomous University of Barcelona. Doctor in Nutrition (PhD) from the University of Perugia (Italy) and Master in Public Health from the UPV.

He is currently working as Director of the Community Nutrition Unit of the Public Health Service of the City of Bilbao and Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health of the University of Navarra. Coordinator of the Working Group on Epidernology of the NAOS Strategy (Nutrition, Obesity and Physical Activity) of the Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs. Technical Director of the PERSEO program of the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) for the promotion of physical activity and healthy eating in the Spanish school population.

President of the Spanish Society of Community Nutrition (SENC). Founding member and president of the scientific committee of the NGO “Nutrition without Borders”. Vice President of the Spanish Academy of Nutrition. President of the Section of Food Sciences of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Bilbao. He has published 9 books as author; as editor or co-editor 20; author of 103 book chapters and 4 prologues. He is the author of 67 articles in scientific journals (34 international).

“Grande Covian” Award 2007.


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