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Maria Cristina Gonzalez, Md, Phd

Professor, Post-Graduate Program in Health and Behavior
Catholic University of Pelotas
Pelotas, RS, Brazil

Dr. Maria Cristina Gonzalez is a Professor at the Universidade Católica de Pelotas in the Postgraduate Program in Health and Behavior and an Associate Professor at Universidade Federal de Pelotas in the Postgraduate Program in Nutrition and Food and the Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology in Brazil. She received her medical degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas and did her postdoctoral work in parenteral and enteral nutrition, endoscopy, and gastroenterology. She then earned a PhD degree in epidemiology from the Universidade Federal de Pelotas in Brazil and completed postdoctoral work at Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University. She recently was designed a Fellow of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (FASPEN). Her clinical interests focus on body composition assessment, nutritional assessment, bioelectrical impedance analysis, and nutritional support in surgery, oncology, and geriatrics. Professor Gonzalez is a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, International Journal of Nutrology, and Revista Brasileira de Nutrição Clínica. She has published approximately 120 articles in scientific journals and has given more than 250 presentations in her areas of expertise.


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