Luz Maria De-Regil

Unit Head, Multisectoral Action in Food Systems, WHO

Dr Luz María De-Regil currently heads the Unit of Multisectoral Actions in Food Systems at the World Health Organization. This area of work includes accelerated action in Food Safety, policies for reducing obesity and the consumption of potentially harmful ingredients in the diet, as well as food-based approaches for improving people’s nutrition -including fortification and biofortification. 

Dr De-Regil is Food Scientist and an Epidemiologist with 20 years of experience in the public, private, non-for-profit and intergovernmental sectors. Her expertise spans from research in basic nutrition and food science to large scale public health programming and policy.  

Luz Maria has authored more than 130 peer-reviewed and policy publications, and has served in multiple advisory bodies and NGO’s ocused on health or immigration.