José M. Ordovás
Professor of Nutrition and Genetics
Dr. Ordovas was educated in Spain at the University of Zaragoza where he completed his undergraduate work in chemistry and received his Ph.D. He did postdoctoral work at MIT and Harvard. Dr. Ordovas’ research focuses on the genetic/epigenetic factors predisposing to cardiovascular disease and obesity and their interaction with the environment and behavioral factors with emphasis on diet. He has published about 800 scientific articles in peer review journals and written and edited several books on these related topics. Throughout his career, Dr. Ordovas has received multiple honors for his scientific achievements including the USDA Secretary’s Award, the Danone Foundation Award, and the honorary degree in Medicine by the University of Cordoba in Spain. He is a Member of the Spanish Royal Academies of Sciences, Medicine, Nutrition, and Pharmacy. He serves on multiple International editorial, advisory and peer review committees and he is a member of the Comité Científico y Técnico de la Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI) in Spain.