DR. LIEZL M. ATIENZA
College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)
She is a registered nutritionist dietitian, serving as an Associate Professor at the Institute of Human Nutrition and Foods, College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Baños since 2003. A cum laude graduate of BS Nutrition in 2001 and a PhD in Human Nutrition graduate in 2016. She conducted her PhD research in the School of Food Science and Nutrition in Washington State University in US on topic Berries, Oxidative Stress, Inflammation and risk factors of heart disease and diabetes. Her research area is nutritional biochemistry with focus on the role of Philippine indigenous crops on obesity and non-communicable diseases such as heart disease and diabetes mellitus. She has a number of national and international publications on this area of specialization. She is also actively involved in providing technical assistance to private industry, government and non-government institutions. Currently, she is the Assistant to the Director of the Institute of Human Nutrition and Food in the University of the Philippines and a board member of the Philippine Association of Nutritionist-Dietitians, Inc.