Rafael C. Flores-Ayala, DrPH, MApStat
About Dr. Flores-Ayala
Rafael Flores-Ayala is the Chief of the Nutrition Branch in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2016-present). He was Team Lead of the International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control (IMMPaCt) Program from 2008-2016. Previously he was a Research Associate Professor at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University (2001-2008) and he remains as an Adjunct Professor at the Hubert Department of Global Health and the Nutrition and Health Sciences Graduate Program at the Laney Graduate School. Rafael served in several distinguished positions at the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama and the International Food Policy Research Institute (1976-2001). His research has covered multiple micronutrient topics, including iron, iodine, zinc and vitamin A status, supplementation, grain fortification, and maternal and child health issues. Rafael has provided technical assistance on program monitoring and evaluation, nutrition surveys and surveillance, policy planning, and capacity building in over 30 countries.