Dr. Juan Rivera is a senior Professor-Researcher and former General Director of the National Institute of Public Health.
Dr. Rivera is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the Mexican Academy of Sciences, founding Director of the Center for Nutrition and Health Research at INSP, and member of the EAT-LANCET Commission on healthy diets for sustainable food systems.
He has authored over 560 hundred publications, he has made more than 750 presentations and conferences at national and international scientific events and his published works have been mentioned more than 48,573 times on different scientific media of national and international circulation and he studies the epidemiology of malnutrition in all its forms, with a view toward lasting solutions.
Dr. Rivera has been granted with the 2010 Hippocrates International Medical Research Award on Human Nutrition, the 2010Scopus Award in the Health Sciences category, the 2009 Kellogg International Nutrition Research Award, the 20th GlaxoSmithKline Foundation National Research Award, the 2003 Fred L. Soper Award from the Pan American Health Organization. In 2019, Dr. Rivera awarded the Carlos Slim Health Prize for his research career and the "Gerardo Varela" Public Health Award 2022