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Marta Guasch-Ferre, Ph.D.

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Rovira i Virgili University, SpainBS2009Human Nutrition and Dietetics
University of Barcelona, SpainMSc2011Master in Nutrition and Metabolism
Rovira i Virgili University, SpainPhD2014Nutrition and Metabolism
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Boston, USPostdoc2017Nutritional Epidemiology
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Finalist Jeremiah and Rose Stamler Research Award for New Investigators
Early Career Travel Award

Dr. Guasch-Ferre is a Research Scientist at the Department of Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Womens Hospital. She holds a PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology. Her research interests include the role of Mediterranean diet on type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. She is currently working on Dietary Interventions, metabolomics, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the context of the PREDIMED Study, a randomized clinical trial for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. She has incorporated high-throughput omics techniques, metabolomics and genetics, into traditional epidemiological analysis to gain insights into underlying mechanisms that could explain the associations between diet and lifestyle factors in relation to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Guasch-Ferre research is also focused on evaluating the effect of olive oil, nuts and other dietary fats on type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in Mediterranean populations, the PREDIMED Study, but also in non-Mediterranean large cohorts, Nurses Health Study I and II and Health Professionals Follow-up Study.

During her doctoral training, she evaluated the role of key components of the Mediterranean diet, nuts and olive oil, on metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular risk factors, cardiovascular disease and mortality in individuals at high cardiovascular risk from the PREDIMED Study. Dr. Guasch-Ferre has participated in the design, logistics, dietary interventions, data management, statistical analysis and manuscript preparation of several clinical trials, including the PREDIMED Study, more than 7,000 participants were randomized to three different interventions.

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  1. 1-18-PMF-029 (Dr. Guasch-Ferre) Jul 1, 2018 - Jul 1, 2021
    American Diabetes Association
    Metabolomics, dietary interventions and type 2 diabetes risk
    Role: PI
  2. EASD2017 (Dr. Guasch-Ferre) Sep 1, 2017 - Aug 15, 2019
    European Association for the Study of Diabetes/Lilly Foundation
    Mechanisms underlying metabolomic profiles and type 2 diabetes
  3. R01HL118264 (HU, FRANK B) Jul 15, 2013 - Jun 30, 2021
    Mediterranean diet, Metabolites, and cardiovascular Disease
    Role: Co-Investigator
  4. 2014-BPA-0017 (Dr. Guasch-Ferre) Sep 28, 1015 - Sep 27, 2017
    Agency for Management of University and Research Grants, Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain
    Mediterranean diet and cardiovascular disease in the PREDIMED Study

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  1. Wittenbecher C, Eichelmann F, Toledo E, Guasch-Ferré M, Ruiz-Canela M, Li J, Arós F, Lee CH, Liang L, Salas-Salvadó J, Clish CB, Schulze MB, Martínez-González MÁ, Hu FB. Lipid Profiles and Heart Failure Risk: Results From Two Prospective Studies. Circ Res. 2021 Feb 05; 128(3):309-320. PMID: 33272114.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  2. Li J, Guasch-Ferré M, Chung W, Ruiz-Canela M, Toledo E, Corella D, Bhupathiraju SN, Tobias DK, Tabung FK, Hu J, Zhao T, Turman C, Feng YA, Clish CB, Mucci L, Eliassen AH, Costenbader KH, Karlson EW, Wolpin BM, Ascherio A, Rimm EB, Manson JE, Qi L, Martínez-González MÁ, Salas-Salvadó J, Hu FB, Liang L. The Mediterranean diet, plasma metabolome, and cardiovascular disease risk. Eur Heart J. 2020 07 21; 41(28):2645-2656. PMID: 32406924.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Guasch-Ferré M, Santos JL, Martínez-González MA, Clish CB, Razquin C, Wang D, Liang L, Li J, Dennis C, Corella D, Muñoz-Bravo C, Romaguera D, Estruch R, Santos-Lozano JM, Castañer O, Alonso-Gómez A, Serra-Majem L, Ros E, Canudas S, Asensio EM, Fitó M, Pierce K, Martínez JA, Salas-Salvadó J, Toledo E, Hu FB, Ruiz-Canela M. Glycolysis/gluconeogenesis- and tricarboxylic acid cycle-related metabolites, Mediterranean diet, and type 2 diabetes. Am J Clin Nutr. 2020 04 01; 111(4):835-844. PMID: 32060497.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  4. Guasch-Ferré M, Liu G, Li Y, Sampson L, Manson JE, Salas-Salvadó J, Martínez-González MA, Stampfer MJ, Willett WC, Sun Q, Hu FB. Olive Oil Consumption and Cardiovascular Risk in U.S. Adults. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 04 21; 75(15):1729-1739. PMID: 32147453.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Merino J, Guasch-Ferré M, Ellervik C, Dashti HS, Sharp SJ, Wu P, Overvad K, Sarnowski C, Kuokkanen M, Lemaitre RN, Justice AE, Ericson U, Braun KVE, Mahendran Y, Frazier-Wood AC, Sun D, Chu AY, Tanaka T, Luan J, Hong J, Tjønneland A, Ding M, Lundqvist A, Mukamal K, Rohde R, Schulz CA, Franco OH, Grarup N, Chen YI, Bazzano L, Franks PW, Buring JE, Langenberg C, Liu CT, Hansen T, Jensen MK, Sääksjärvi K, Psaty BM, Young KL, Hindy G, Sandholt CH, Ridker PM, Ordovas JM, Meigs JB, Pedersen O, Kraft P, Perola M, North KE, Orho-Melander M, Voortman T, Toft U, Rotter JI, Qi L, Forouhi NG, Mozaffarian D, Sørensen TIA, Stampfer MJ, Männistö S, Selvin E, Imamura F, Salomaa V, Hu FB, Wareham NJ, Dupuis J, Smith CE, Kilpeläinen TO, Chasman DI, Florez JC. Quality of dietary fat and genetic risk of type 2 diabetes: individual participant data meta-analysis. BMJ. 2019 07 25; 366:l4292. PMID: 31345923.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Guasch-Ferré M, Zong G, Willett WC, Zock PL, Wanders AJ, Hu FB, Sun Q. Associations of Monounsaturated Fatty Acids From Plant and Animal Sources With Total and Cause-Specific Mortality in Two US Prospective Cohort Studies. Circ Res. 2019 04 12; 124(8):1266-1275. PMID: 30689516.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  7. Guasch-Ferré M, Satija A, Blondin SA, Janiszewski M, Emlen E, O'Connor LE, Campbell WW, Hu FB, Willett WC, Stampfer MJ. Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials of Red Meat Consumption in Comparison With Various Comparison Diets on Cardiovascular Risk Factors. Circulation. 2019 04 09; 139(15):1828-1845. PMID: 30958719.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  8. Guasch-Ferré M, Liu X, Malik VS, Sun Q, Willett WC, Manson JE, Rexrode KM, Li Y, Hu FB, Bhupathiraju SN. Nut Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Nov 14; 70(20):2519-2532. PMID: 29145952.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Guasch-Ferré M, Hu FB, Ruiz-Canela M, Bulló M, Toledo E, Wang DD, Corella D, Gómez-Gracia E, Fiol M, Estruch R, Lapetra J, Fitó M, Arós F, Serra-Majem L, Ros E, Dennis C, Liang L, Clish CB, Martínez-González MA, Salas-Salvadó J. Plasma Metabolites From Choline Pathway and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in the PREDIMED (Prevention With Mediterranean Diet) Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Oct 28; 6(11). PMID: 29080862.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Hruby A, Guasch-Ferré M, Bhupathiraju SN, Manson JE, Willett WC, McKeown NM, Hu FB. Magnesium Intake, Quality of Carbohydrates, and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: Results From Three U.S. Cohorts. Diabetes Care. 2017 12; 40(12):1695-1702. PMID: 28978672.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  11. Guasch-Ferré M, Hruby A, Toledo E, Clish CB, Martínez-González MA, Salas-Salvadó J, Hu FB. Metabolomics in Prediabetes and Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Diabetes Care. 2016 May; 39(5):833-46. PMID: 27208380.
    Citations: 173     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Guasch-Ferré M, Bulló M, Martínez-González MÁ, Ros E, Corella D, Estruch R, Fitó M, Arós F, Wärnberg J, Fiol M, Lapetra J, Vinyoles E, Lamuela-Raventós RM, Serra-Majem L, Pintó X, Ruiz-Gutiérrez V, Basora J, Salas-Salvadó J. Frequency of nut consumption and mortality risk in the PREDIMED nutrition intervention trial. BMC Med. 2013 Jul 16; 11:164. PMID: 23866098.
    Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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