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Marly Augusto Cardoso


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Saúde Pública (FSP)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Marly A. Cardoso holds a PhD in Food Science and Experimental Nutrition from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Qualified University Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she is a Full Professor of Nutritional Epidemiology and leader of the MINA-Brazil research group ( She served as the Director of the country?s first graduate program in Public Health Nutrition. She was Lemann Visiting Scholar of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, Fulbright Food Studies Chair of the University of California Davis, USA, and a research member of the Center for Epidemiological Studies in Health and Nutrition of the University of Sao Paulo (NUPENS, ). Expertise: Experience in dietary assessment methods, dietary data analysis, design, development and analysis of nutritional surveys. Dr. Cardoso was the Principal Investigation for research projects funded by FAPESP and CNPq on diet and Nutrition related Chronic Diseases (diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cancer): ?Dietary intake and blood levels of micronutrients: association with cervical cancer and preneoplastic lesions? (n~1500);?Clinical trial on nutritional interventions among adults at high-risk for diabetes type 2?(n~100), ?Dietary habits and risk factors for adenomas: case-control, hospital-based study?(N~600), and ?Development of a dietary assessment method for people of Japanese ancestry living in Brazil?. She is also member of the Japanese-Brazilians Diabetes Study Group that conducted the Fapesp funded project ?Diabetes type 2 and associated diseases among the Japanese-Brazilians living in Bauru?(N~1400). Considering the nutritional transition in Brazil, she has been working also on nutritional surveys in the Amazon region. In child health, she has been describing health and nutritional conditions in Amazonian counties with socioeconomic indicators that are substantially lower than the national average. The fieldwork has been done with the participation of community health agents, nursing students from Federal University of Acre, and university level health professionals with training and local supervision by her research team. Her research team has been working in the assessment of environmental conditions and child health status (including assessment of anthropometric indices, biochemical indicators and morbidities - diarrhea, respiratory diseases and other infections), and providing basic health information and training for health workers, mothers and children, including cooking workshops to increase the consumption of local fruits and vegetables. Additional information in Portuguese, English and Spanish can be found at the blog She was the Principal Investigator for the research project entitled Effectiveness of home fortification with vitamins and minerals for the prevention of iron deficiency and anemia in infants younger than 1 year of age: a multi-center study of Brazilian cities (ENFAC Estudo Nacional de Fortificacao caseira da Alimentacao Complementar saudavel), supported by the Ministry of Health of Brazil, CNPq and UNICEF. Additional information in Portuguese at the website . Currently, she is the Principal Investigator of the MINA-Brazil study - Maternal and child nutrition and health in Acre: a birth cohort study in Cruzeiro do Sul, Western Brazilian Amazon (Science without borders CNPq 2015-2017; Fapesp research line project 2017-2023). Orcid: 0000-0003-0973-3908 (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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