Biography: Jose M. Ordovas, PhD


Nutritional Genomic Testing: What Role Will Clinical Labs Play?

Jose M. Ordovas, PhD, was educated in Spain at the University of Zaragoza, where he did his doctorate work with Professor Francisco Grande Covian. He did postdoctoral work at the MIT, Harvard and Tufts University. He is Professor of Nutrition and Director of the Nutrigenomics Laboratory at the United States Department of Agriculture, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston

Dr. Ordovas’ major research interests focus on the genetic factors predisposing to cardiovascular disease and their interaction with the environmental factors. He has participated in the Framingham Heart Study for over 20 years and is carrying out multiple population studies to determine CVD risk in populations around the world.

Dr. Ordovas has published ~440 articles in peer review journals and written numerous reviews and edited 5 books on topics surrounding Nutrigenomics, diet and CVD.

He has participated as invited speaker in hundreds of International Congresses, courses, and symposiums in Europe, Asia, Central and the Americas. He serves as editor for Current Opinion in Lipidology (Genetics Section), he is also consulting editor for the Am. J. Clin. Nutr., Member of the Editorial Board of the J Lipid Res. and Associate Editor for Nutr. Metab. Cardiov. Dis. Moreover, he serves on several other editorial boards and is active with several peer review committees, including the NHLBI Program Projects Parent Committee, and professional memberships. He is also a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board (National Academies).

He is Member of Honor of the Spanish Society of Atherosclerosis and he has received other awards for his contributions to the field of Nutrition and Genomics such as the USDA Secretary’s Award, the Mary Swartz Rose Memorial Lecture from the Greater New York Dietetic Association, the Grande Covian Memorial Lecture, the Centrum Award of the American Nutrition Society and several other international awards and recognitions.

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