Lorena Macías Navarro

Executive Secretary

Lorena Macías Navarro holds a BSc in Food Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana and a MSc in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition from Tufts University, her area of expertise relies on evaluating and implementing programs to prevent non-communicable diseases such as obesity and diabetes.

As a visiting scientist, she conducted several studies focused on strategies to prevent obesity in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at The University of Arizona, in the Department of General Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and in the Department of Nutrition of the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University.

During her research stay at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, she analyzed how globalization has modified our food consumption patterns and its impact on the prevalence of non-communicable diseases.

On May 1st, 2016 Macías Navarro was appointed as Executive Secretary of the Science Advisory Council of the Presidency of Mexico.