PhD in Medical Sciences (Major in Endocrinology and Metabolism; Early completion), University of Tsukuba, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, Ibaraki, Japan
MS in Human Life and Environmental Science, Ochanomizu University, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Life Sciences, Tokyo, Japan
BS in Human Life and Science (Food Sciences and Nutrition, Major in Nutrition and Dietetics), Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts, Kyoto, Japan
Yoriko Heianza, PhD, RD, is a public health epidemiology researcher with a diverse training background, including Epidemiology, Nutrition, Endocrinology and Metabolism. Her research interests lie at the intersection of diet and lifestyles, multi-omics, genetics, and cardiometabolic health. Her current research program focuses on gene-diet interactions and the identification of novel biochemical risk factors in relation to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. Her other areas of expertise include examining roles of changes in gut microbial metabolites and other metabolomic signatures in the regulation of adiposity and glucose metabolism in dietary intervention trials. She earned her PhD in Medicine (Major in Endocrinology and Metabolism) from the University of Tsukuba, Japan. She previously earned her BS from the Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts, Kyoto, Japan, where she gained a broad knowledge of clinical nutrition. She has published 100 scientific publications in the fields of Medicine and Nutrition/Dietetics during the last ten years.
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