Dr. Blanca Roman Viñas
Visiting Scholar from Spain – June to August 2016
Blanca is a Medical doctor with a specialty in Sports Medicine and a Master degree in Human Nutrition. Her PhD dealt about the validation of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire in the Spanish population. She works as a researcher at the Nutrition Research Foundation and she is a lecturer at the Ramon Llull University and at the Girona University.
She has participated in several European projects devoted to the harmonization of nutritional recommendations throughout Europe (EURRECA, The European Micronutrient Recommendations Aligned) or developing platforms based on ICTs to promote physical activity and healthy eating (C4H-Credits for Health; PIPS – Personalised Information Platform for Life and Health Services). She is a member of CIBERobn (Ciber Pathophysiology of Obesity and Nutrition) Carlos III Institute of Health. Her research interest focuses on the study of methods to evaluate physical activity in the population, and also the evaluation of dietary habits and inadequate nutrient intakes in the population.