Meet our Collaborators

One of the key factors of this project is the collaboration of different stakeholders. 
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Magaly
Aceves-Martins, PhD

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She is the lead of the COMO project. She is a research fellow at The Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. She is a passionate advocate of evidence-based nutrition, health promotion, food security, and healthy lifestyles (especially in children and adolescents) for building a better future. 

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Carlos 
Moreno-García, PhD

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He is the co-lead of the COMO project. He is a Lecturer in the School of Computing at Robert Gordon University, Scotland. He has expertise in Machine Learning and Data Science techniques to use data to solve complex problems. He is also interested in applying different Machine Learning and Data Science methods into health sciences. 

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Yareni Yunuen
Gutierrez -Gómez, PhD

She is a Professor at Tec de Monterrey (Mexico City Campus) in the Health Sciences School. She is mainly involved in Nutrition and Wellbeing courses. She has expertise in community nutrition and public health. She is also interested in improving Nutrition learning for undergraduate and postgraduate students.   

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Lizet
López-Cruz, MSc

She is a nutritionist, currently doing an MSc in Nutrition and Biotechnology. She is also a nutrition consultant in Mexico City and has experience treating patients with overweight and obesity. She is interested in how diet, overweight and obesity alter nutritional markers in children and adolescents. 

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Marcela
García-Botello, MSc

She is teaching at Universidad de Monterrey (Monterrey, Nuevo Leon) at the School of Psychology. She has expertise in delivering psychological therapy to children and adolescents, especially in school settings. She has also expertise with young people with autism. She is also a psychotherapist at Kotelo. She is very interested in the psychologic side of overweight and obesity in young people. 

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Thausnelda M.
Piña-Saavedra, MSc

She is a nutritionist, currently doing an MSc in Clinical Nutrition.

She has experience in lab-based research in Nutrigenomics. She is also interested in clinical trials and has expertise in nutrigenomics research. She is particularly interested in the genetics side of obesity. 

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Godina Flores, LNB  

She is a Bachelor of Nutrition and Wellbeing student at Tec de Monterrey (Mexico City Campus). She is interested in the effects of childhood obesity over health outcomes and quality of life. Also, she is interested in the research methodology of Nutritional Sciences. 

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Roxana
Ramírez Noé, LNB

She is a Bachelor of Nutrition and Wellbeing student at Tec de Monterrey (Mexico City Campus). Her contribution in the project has been to provide relevant information on recommendations, treatment and prevention guides, reports and standards, for parents, schools, health personnel and agents of change who seek solutions to ensure that children of Mexico enjoy their right to health.

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Alfredo Ortiz, MD, MSc

He is a medical doctor, currently doing an MSc in Clinical Nutrition.

He has experience in lab-based research in genetic studies. He is particularly interested in the genetics side of obesity. 

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Hilda
Nyambe-Silavwe, PhD 

She is a Food and Nutrition specialist currently doing an MSc in Clinical Nutrition at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, to complement her current clinical nutrition/public health qualifications. She is interested in how to prevent and manage health issues, obesity and non-communicable diseases through diet.

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Adriana Iturbide
Ibarra, MD

She is a medical doctor and professional football player, currently finishing her social services at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Guadalajara Campus. She is interested in the benefits that physical activity has on Mexican children and adolescents, especially those with overweight or obesity.