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MSc PhD Denise COSTA COITINHO Associate Professor, University of Brasilia; Former Director of Nutrition, WHO - World Health Organization, Genf


1984 MSC in Human Nutrition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London
1985-1987 Nutrition consultant, UNICEF - United Nations Children s Fund, Maputo
1988-1989 Researcher, Hunger Studies Program, University of Brasilia
1990-1997 Nutrition consultant, Ministry of Health, Pan American Health Organization, Brasilia
1998 Doctorate in Public Health, University of Sao Paulo
1998-2002 Director, Food and Nutrition Policy Unit, Ministry of Health, Brasilia
2003 Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, University of Brasilia
2004-2007 Director, Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization, Geneva
2008-2009 Global Coordinator, REACH: ending child hunger and under nutrition, UN World Food Program, Rome
2010-2012 Executive Secretary, UN Standing Committee on Nutrition, Geneva
 Since 2013 Associate Professor, University of Brasilia


World Public Health Nutrition Association
ABRASCO - Brazilian Association for Public Health


Muller, A., Coithinho, D.C., Global Nutrition: What Should Change? Food and Nutrition Bulletin (Tokyo. Print) v.32, p.S56 - 58, 2011
Coithinho, D.C., Nutrition and Business, How to Engage - Editorial. SCN News (Geneva. Print).v.39, p.4 - 5, 2011
Coithinho, D.C., Rivera, J., Uauy, R., Ding, Z., Ruel, M. T., Svensson, P., Emerging nutrition challenges: policies to tackle under-nutrition, obesity and chronic diseases. World Hospitals and Health Services, v.44, p.45 - 48, 2008
Bryce, J., Coitinho, D.C., Darnton-Hill, I., Pelletiero, D., Pinstrup-Andersen, P., Maternal and child undernutrition: effective action at national level. Lancet (British edition), v.371, p.510 - 526, 2008


Medal of Merit Oswaldo Cruz granted by the President of Brazil