Faculty

Professor Adriana Farah, PhD

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Contact: afarah@nutricao.ufrj.br
PPGN Research Line: Food Science and Technology

PPGN Research Projects
  • Chlorogenic coffee acids: beverage contents, bioavailability and metabolism in humans and animal models.

Professor Andréa Ramalho, PhD

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Contact: aramalho.rj@gmail.com
PPGN Research Line: Micronutrients

PPGN Research Projects
  • Relationship between Breast Cancer and Serum Concentrations of Antioxidant Nutrients and the Impact of Radiation Therapy
  • Evaluation of the Nutritional Status of Micronutrients in Individuals with Grade III Obesity Submitted to Reducing Gastroplasty with Roux-en-Y Reconstitution
  • Body Composition as a Predictor of Mortality in Patients with Chronic Liver Disease
  • Impact of staging and toxicity in women with breast cancer and before and after radiotherapy on serum vitamin D and its relationship with endocrine-metabolic markers.
  • Translational Research in Nutrition: from gestation to adulthood.
  • Assessment of the nutritional status of vitamin D and its relationship with the bone and metabolic profile in severe obese adolescents before and one year after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
  • Evaluation of the Retinol Hepatic Reservation in Deceased Elderly People with Cardiovascular Disease.

Professor Anna Paola Pierucci, PhD

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Contact: pierucci@nutricao.ufrj.br
PPGN Research Line: Nutrition Biochemistry and Food Science and Technology

PPGN Research Projects
  • Nutrition applied to high performance sports: observational and interventional studies in human and animal models.
  • Development of innovations in foods for Special Purposes: Micro and Nanoencapsulation of foods, nutrients and bioactive substances.

Professor Beatriz Gonçalves Ribeiro, PhD

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Contact: ribeirogoncalvesb@gmail.com
PPGN Research Line: Nutritional Epidemiology

PPGN Research Projects
  • Nutritional status and metabolic risk factors in school children in the city of Macaé-RJ.
  • Integrated research and innovation laboratory in Sport Sciences: a new perspective for sport in the interior of the State of Rio de Janeiro.

Professor Cláudia Saunders, PhD

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Contact: claudiasaunders@nutricao.ufrj.br
PPGN Research Line: Nutritional Epidemiology

PPGN Research Projects
  • Theoretical-practical contributions for the prenatal care of diabetic pregnant women.
  • Chemical Analysis of Speciation of Inorganic Micronutrients in Breast Milk and Infant Formulas.
  • Effect of the DASH Diet on the Perinatal Outcome of Pregnant Women with Diabetes Mellitus
  • Health and nutrition profile of twin pregnant women and association with perinatal outcome.

 

Professor Eliane Fialho de Oliveira, PhD

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Contact: elianefialho@yahoo.com.br
PPGN Research Line: Nutrition Biochemistry and Food Science and Technology

PPGN Research Projects
  • Analysis of bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity in foods and preparations.
  • Bioactive spice compounds associated with breast cancer: from cell culture to dietary application.
  • Bioactive compounds of soybeans: evaluation of organo-mineral composition, antioxidant capacity, proteome and antimicrobial activity.
  • Effect of different extraction methods and high hydrostatic pressure processing on antioxidant capacity and bioactive content of grape (vitis labrusca).
  • Resveratrol and cell signaling: a bioactive compound present in foods and their effects on breast cancer cultures.

Professor Eliane Lopes Rosado, PhD

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Contact: elianerosado@nutricao.ufrj.br
PPGN Research Line: Nutrition Biochemistry

PPGN Research Projects
  • Simple carbohydrates and their influence on glycemic control, oxidative stress, lipid profile and inflammation of patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Obesity and nutritional intervention strategies: molecular, metabolic and physiological study in search of new therapeutic approaches

Professor Fátima Lúcia de Carvalho Sardinha, PhD

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Contact: sardinhaflc@terra.com.br
PPGN Research Line: Nutrition Biochemistry

PPGN Research Projects
  • Is the fatty acid composition of breast milk lipids a risk factor for childhood obesity?
  • Effects of interesterified, trans or palm oil consumption during gestation and lactation on the sensitivity to action of insulin in the hypothalamus of adult wistar rats.
  • Inter-esterified fat versus trans fats and health implications.
  • Lipid profile of breast milk, ghrelin and plasma obestatin and weight gain of exclusively breastfed infants.
  • Quality of the lipid source in the maternal diet during the perinatal period and the susceptibility of offspring to the development of chronic non-communicable diseases in adult life.

Professor Dr. Gilberto Kac, PhD

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Contact: gilberto.kac@gmail.com
PPGN Research Line: Nutritional Epidemiology

PPGN Research Projects
  • Calcium and vitamin D supplementation and periodontal therapy to improve the metabolic and inflammatory profile of pregnant women: a clinical feasibility study.
  • Bioactive compounds of human milk and association with maternal health and child development.
  • Nutritional biomarkers and the effect on mental health during pregnancy, on maternal and infant outcomes: Prospective study of the first trimester of pregnancy at two years postpartum.

Professor Gloria Valeria da Veiga, PhD

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Contact: gvveiga@globo.com
PPGN Research Line: Nutritional Epidemiology

PPGN Research Projects
  • Influencing factors (facilitators and barriers) in adherence and maintenance of the leptogenic lifestyle.
  • Study of Cardiovascular Risk in Adolescents.
  • Variation of Food and Nutritional Insecurity, dietary intake and anthropometric measures from 2005 to 2009 in Duque de Caxias. SANDUC
  • Longitudinal study of nutritional evaluation of adolescents.

 

Professor Marcia Soares da Mota e Silva Lopes, PhD

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Contact: msoares@nutricao.ufrj.br
PPGN Research Line: Nutrition Biochemistry

PPGN Research Projects
  • Evaluation of vitamin D receptor polymorphisms in ulcerative colitis.
  • Frequency of anemia and its predictive factors in patients attending the ambulatory of inflammatory bowel diseases of a public hospital in the state of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Association between markers of bone metabolism and insulin resistance in young Brazilian adults.

Professor Maria Beatriz Trindade Castro, PhD

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Contact: mbtcastro@gmail.com
PPGN Research Line: Nutritional Epidemiology

PPGN Research Projects
  • Bioactive compounds of human milk and its associations with child development and maternal health: new approaches in bioinformatics analyzes of the microbiota
  • Calcium-vitamin D supplementation and Periodontal Therapy for Improving Met- abolic and Inflammatory Profile among Pregnant Women: a feasibility trial (THE IMPROVE TRIAL)

Professor Maria Claudia da Veiga Soares Carvalho, PhD

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Contact: mariaclaudiaveigasoares@yahoo.com.br
PPGN Research Line: Nutritional Epidemiology

PPGN Research Projects
  • Contemporary culture as an interactive social space of praxis for Food Education

Professor Maria das Graças Tavares do Carmo, PhD

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Contact: tcarmo@editema.com.br
PPGN Research Line: Nutrition Biochemistry

PPGN Research Projects
  • Dietary Fatty Acids and Epigenetic Modulators in Chronic Diseases
  • Biomolecular study of placentas and their association with gestational outcomes
  • Trans fat and its dietary substitutes: Experimental study using a model of metabolic programming
  • Fatty acid biomarkers and non-communicable chronic diseases

Professor Mariana Costa Monteiro, PhD

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Contact: mariana@nutricao.ufrj.br
PPGN Research Line: Food Science and Technology

PPGN Research Projects
  • Development of new food products with functional potential through the use of conventional and emerging conservation treatments
  • Bioavailability, colonic metabolism and bioactivity of Brazilian fruit phenolic compounds.

Professor Patricia de Carvalho Padilha, PhD

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Contact: patricia@nutricao.ufrj.br
PPGN Research Line: Nutritional Epidemiology

PPGN Research Projects
  • Theoretical-Practical Contributions for Prenatal Care of Diabetic Pregnant Women
  • Chemical Analysis of Speciation of Inorganic Micronutrients in Breastmilk and Infant Formulas
  • Study of vitamin D and perinatal outcomes in pregnant women with gestational diabetes: a controlled clinical trial

Professor Rosana Salles da Costa, PhD

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Contact: rosana_salles@terra.com.br
PPGN Research Line: Nutritional Epidemiology

PPGN Research Projects
  • Counseling experience in supporting the initiation and maintenance of exclusive breastfeeding for up to six months.
  • Food insecurity and its relationship with food consumption and social policies among quilombolas
  • Food insecurity in pregnant women at risk and their relation to the outcome of pregnancy
  • Extreme poverty, food insecurity and public policies: longitudinal study of families served by the Family Grant Program in the Municipality of Duque de Caxias
  • Longitudinal study of families benefited by the Family Grant Program in Duque de Caxias

Professor Rosangela Alves Pereira, PhD

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Contact: roapereira@gmail.com
PPGN Research Line: Nutritional Epidemiology

PPGN Research Projects
  • Analysis of the effective food consumption data from the family budget survey 2008-2009.
  • Architecture of choices and nutrition information can be alternatives to promoting healthy eating in commercial restaurants?
  • Evaluation of resources to promote healthy eating in commercial restaurants of a public university in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Barriers and facilitators for healthy food consumption: psychosocial aspects associated with nutrition in adolescence.
  • Food culture and biodiversity of food consumed in Brazil: analysis of data from the 2008-2009 family budget survey.
  • Evolution of food consumption among adolescents from Niterói, Rio de Janeiro.
  • Eating habits, lifestyle and nutritional status of adolescents: a school-based study in Cuiabá - MT.
  • Eating habits related to breakfast and body mass gain in schoolchildren: longitudinal study of school base in Niterói-RJ.
  • Prevention of weight gain in schoolchildren: a randomized community trial to stimulate the reduction of the consumption of added sugar and biscuit beverages and promote the increase of energy expenditure.
  • Smoking, nutritional status and tensor levels of adolescents: a cohort study.
  • Validation of a questionnaire of frequency of food consumption and 24-hour recall with the use of double-labeled water and other biological markers for adults, Rio de Janeiro - Valida-Rio.