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Liisa Vlasta

Liisa Valsta, PhD
Research Manager
National Institute for Health and Welfare
Helsinki, Finland

Thursday August 31st, 2017 15:15

Research Manager, Adjunct Professor, PhD (Human nutrition, Univ. of Helsinki, Finland), MSc in Food Science and Technology/Food Toxicology (Oregon State University, the U.S.). Her research interests have been in dietary interventions studying associations between diet (quality of fat and carbohydrates) and chronic disease risk factors, in dietary monitoring methodologies, food information, as well in nutritional risk assessment. Since 1991, she works as a scientist at the National Public Health Institute of Finland (since 2009 the National Institute for Health and Welfare, THL) in the Nutrition Unit. In addition, since 2001, she serves as an Adjunct Professor in Human Nutrition at the University of Helsinki. Between 2009-2014 she served as a Senior Scientific Officer at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Evidence Management Unit (DATA) e.g. coordinating the harmonisation of European dietary surveys through the EFSA EU Menu initiative. Since 2015 she is coordinating the Nordic Food Analyses Network and other Nordic projects. She has over 100 peer-reviewed and 80 other publications on monitoring nutrition and health, human dietary interventions, as well as food composition.

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