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 Benjamin Caballero, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Dr. Caballero is currently Professor of International Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Professor of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University. He has 20 years of experience as a scholar, researcher, and leader in the area of health and nutrition in the developing world. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires, his masters of science degree from the University of San Carlos and his Ph.D. from MIT.  He started his academic career at Harvard University, and moved to Johns Hopkins in 1990 to found the Center for Human Nutrition.

He was an active participant in key scientific committees advising the US government on issues of diet and health, including the Dietary Reference Intakes Standing Committee, the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine, and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans Advisory Committee. Dr. Caballero was President of the Society for International Nutrition Research and is presently on the Board of Directors of the International Nutrition Foundation. Last year he received the Ancel Keys Prize for achievements in international public health.
Dr. Caballero is the author of over 100 scientific publications. His book The Nutrition Transition: Diet and Disease in the Developing World (Academic Press, London 2003) explored the impact of demographic and economic development on diet- and lifestyle-related diseases in developing countries. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Food Sciences and Nutrition (Academic Press, London, 2004), a 10-volume work on food production, consumption and biological effects. An earlier work, the Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition (AP, 1999) received the Book of the Year Award from the British Medical Association.

He joined the board of the Pan American Health and Education Foundation in 2007. Dr. Caballero assumed the chair of the board of trustees in April 2008.

Dr. Caballero signed a conflict of interest statement and agrees to abide by PAHEF's conflict of interest policy.


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