Zaida R. Cordero-MacIntyre, Ph.D./MPH
Dr. Cordero-MacIntyre, Ph.D., Pharm. D. MPH, REHS, MS, RD is an associate professor in the Nutrition Department in the School of Public Health, and at the Center for Health Care Disparities and Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University. She has extensive experience in the fields of clinical and community nutrition. As part of her teaching responsibilities at Loma Linda University she has taught Infant and Clinical Nutrition in Peru, International Nutrition in Thailand and Community Nutrition on behalf of ADRA (Adventist Development Relief Agency) to ADRA workers in Nicaragua. She also provided nutrition in-service training to the Costa Rican Union of Seventh Day Adventist workers. In Ecuador she conducted a research project assessing the anthropometric status of school age children. She was an invited speaker at the Latin American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition meetings in Buenos Aires, Argentina and in Havana, Cuba. Dr. Cordero-MacIntyre is past president of the Ibero-Latin American section of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. In 2008, Dr. Cordero-MacIntyre organized and chaired the biannual symposium of ICPAFR (International Council of Physical Activity and Fitness Research) of which she is a board member. Her research interests include obesity, body composition in post-menopausal women, and diabetes in Hispanic populations. She has published numerous scientific articles in these areas. Dr. Cordero-MacIntyre is fluent in English, Spanish, French, and can communicate well in Italian and Portuguese. In 2006 she received The University of Redlands “Outstanding Women of the Year: A Woman's Place is Every Place” award for education and research work in the Hispanic community.