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Prof. Jordi Salas-Salvadó

Prof. Jordi Salas-Salvadó

Chairman of the INC World Forum for Nutrition Research and Dissemination, Spain

Professor and Director of the Human Nutrition Unit, Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology at the Rovira i Virgili University, Spain. Head of Nutrition at the Internal Medicine Service, Sant Joan University Hospital of Reus. Principal investigator of the CIBER Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition (CIBERobn), at the Institute of Health Carlos III. Director of the Iberoamerican Network on Metabolic Syndrome (RIBESMET). Chairman of the INC World Forum for Nutrition Research and Dissemination. 

In recent years, Prof Salas’ research has focused on human clinical trials evaluating the effect of diets and dietary compounds on obesity, Type 2 diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. Since 2005, he has been one of the leaders of the PREDIMED study, a landmark trial evaluating the effect of the Mediterranean diet on the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

Since 1983, he has directed 20 research projects funded by national and international public bodies and 25 projects in conjunction with pharmaceutical and food industries. He has published more than 600 scientific studies, as well as numerous reviews and editorials. Editor of 8 books and co-author of more than 50. Has been declared by Clarivate Analytics as "Highly Cited Researcher" in 2018, 2019 and 2020, as one of the most cited researchers in the world.