Dr. Luz María De-Regil

Unit Head,
Multisectoral Actions in Food Systems

Dr. Luz María De-Regil, DSc, MSc, currently heads the Unit of Multisectoral Actions in Food Systems at the World Health Organization. This area of work includes Accelerated Actions in Food Safety, implementation and monitoring of policies for reducing obesity and the consumption of potentially harmful dietary ingredients, as well as food-based approaches to improve people’s nutrition, including fortification and biofortification.

Dr. De-Regil is an Epidemiologist with 20 years of experience in the public, private, non-for-profit and intergovernmental sectors. Her expertise spans from research in basic science to large scale public health programming and policy. Prior to her current position, she was the Vice-President of Global Technical Services at Nutrition International, in Canada, an Epidemiologist at WHO, and a Researcher in Mexico and USA.

Luz María has authored more than 130 peer-reviewed and policy publications, and was a member of the WHO Guidelines Review Committee and the WHO Research and Ethics Committee. She has served in multiple international advisory bodies in public health and in the Boards of Non for Profit organizations.

Luz María De-Regil holds a Doctorate in Sciences of Public Health, a Master’s Degree in Sciences, Postgraduate studies in International Negotiation and Policy Making, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences.