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Jose Ordovas is photographed with his award

At the first official event of the new Health Minister Dolors Montserrat Montserrat, Senior Scientist and Director of the Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory, Jose Ordovas receives an award. The award was given as a special recognition by the Ministry of Health to the role that my research has played in the understanding of obesity and its precision prevention and therapy by linking genetics and the environment (diet, physical activity, circadian rhythms).

Featured in the photo from left to right: Jose Javier Castrodeza Sanz, Secretary of Health, Jose Ordovas, and to the far left, Teresa Robledo de Dios, Executive Director of Food Safety.

Congratulations to Dr. Ordovas!


Jose M Ordovas PhD is Professor of Nutrition and a Senior Scientist at the USDA – Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University where he is also the Director of the Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory. He is a Senior Scientist at the CNIC Madrid Dr Ordovas was educated in Spain at the University of Zaragoza and did postdoctoral work at the MIT Harvard and Tufts. He has published over 550 scientific articles in peer review journals and edited several books. He is considered as one of the founders of Nutrigenomics and one of the most renown world experts Moreover he has trained in his laboratory over 60 scientists from all over the world and his current genetic studies involve populations and investigators from all Continents. Throughout his career Dr Ordovas has received multiple honors for his scientific achievements and he has been awarded an honorary degree in Medicine bestowed by the University of Cordoba and the title of Member of the Royal Academies of Sciences Medicine and Nutrition in Spain. He serves on multiple editorial boards and is active with several NIH peer review committees in the USA as well as in many other countries.

Research Interests

Dr. Ordovas major research interests focus on the genetic factors predisposing to cardiovascular disease and obesity and their interaction with environment and behavioral factors with special emphasis on diet. He participates in a large number of population studies involving all major ethnic groups encompassing a wide range of dietary, cultural, behavioral and levels of economic development.