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Laura Ruiz MitjanaPsychologist
Degree in psychology. Laura Ruiz Mitjana has specialized in neurodevelopmental disorders (autism and intellectual disability). Currently, she works as a child and adolescent psychologist and cares for young people and adults with intellectual disabilities and associated mental disorders.
Nataly Reyes CalderonDoctor.
He is a student of the 5th year of Medicine at the Autonomous University of Barcelona at the Vall d'Hebrón Hospital. He is currently doing his hospital practices at this same hospital. He participated in the SWI-MicroMón project of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).
Pediatrician with extensive professional experience. He has specialized in neuropediatrics and child neurodevelopment. It is part of the Argentine Society of Pediatrics, an entity with which it develops projects, programs, workshops and outreach efforts throughout the country. His work as a pediatrician also takes him to the digital context in collaboration with health and medicine magazines and platforms.
Degree in Psychology. Loreto Martín has worked as a cotherapist in different cabinets and worked as a psychologist in anxiety disorders, depression, suicidal ideation, emotional dependence, assertiveness, among others.
Cesar Paul GonzálezBiologist
Biologist specializing in genetics and molecular biology. He has worked as a scientific disseminator, as a collaborator in environmental impact manifestos, as a laboratory assistant and as a teacher and tutor. It has focused on the social impact of knowledge about biology, with the aim that these materialize in an applicable and useful benefit for people.
Bachelor of Biotechnology. Alejandro Duarte has extensive knowledge in cellular and molecular biology, he has also belonged to different research teams and has served as SEO editor of scientific-themed articles, specializing in medicine and health.
Grecia MorilloMedical surgeon
Grecia Morillo is a Medical Surgeon and currently works in a health center in her country. She also has experience as a content writer with themes of wellness, lifestyle and more, on different digital media websites.
Sara Ramo GonzálezPsychologist
She has a degree in Psychology from the Jaume I University, with training in Neurofeedback and Biofeedback and specializing in General Health Psychology and clinical application of EMDR therapy.
Karina Valeria AtchianDoctor
She is a doctor from the University of Buenos Aires and a pediatrician at the Juan P. Garrahan Pediatric Hospital. In addition, she completed a postgraduate degree in Clinical Research from the University Institute School of Medicine of the Italian Hospital.
Minerva Camero AlbellaNutritionist
She has a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the Central University of Venezuela and is a university professor accredited by the José María Vargas University. She's a specialist in online diet therapy and aftercare for patients with bariatric surgery and as a vibrational coach.
Alicia Escaño HidalgoPsychologist
Psychologist specializing in Evaluation and Treatment. Alicia Escaño Hidalgo has worked as medical director of recognized medical centers and works as a psychotherapist in her own private practice.
Sofía Quintana AlonsoPhysiotherapist, journalist and expert in nutrition.
She has a degree in Journalism from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and in Physiotherapy from Hogeschool van Amsterdam, and is a specialist in Neurology and pelvic floor with a Master's degree in Human Nutrition.
Franciele Rohor de SouzaPharmacist
Franciele Rohor de Souza is a pharmacist with experience in hospital pharmacy and community pharmacy networks. Similarly, she has worked as a freelance Spanish-to-Portuguese translator for health-related articles.
Maria Marin GarciaNursing
She is a nurse who graduated from the University of Castilla-La Mancha, in Spain, and is currently studying for the specialty of Community Nursing and Mental Health and working as a nurse at the Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona.
Surgeon. Galo Flores has more than 15 years of experience in the development of editorial content for the Latin American region, in the areas of clinical medicine, physician training and recommendations for patients.
María Muñoz NavarroBiologist
She is a biologist who graduated from the University of Malaga, with a Master's degree in Research and Advances in Microbiology from the University of Granada. In addition, she has the title of artificial inseminator of farm animals awarded by the University of Mendel, Czech Republic.
Lourdes MartínezPharmacist and nutrition specialist
She graduated in Pharmacy from the University of Seville, Spain. In the last four years, she has continued her professional training with different courses and specializations. Currently, she is pursuing a doctorate in Molecular Biology, Biomedicine and Clinical Research.
Verónica Melero ÁlvarezNutritionist, Master in Personalized and Community Nutrition.
Graduated in Human and Dietetic Nutrition at the Complutense University of Madrid and a Master´s in Personalized and Community Nutrition at the University of Valencia. An expert in clinical nutrition and co-founder of the blog 'Psiconutrición Madrid'.
Sara ViruegaPharmacist, expert in Cosmetics and Dermopharmacy.
She graduated in Pharmacy from the University of Salamanca, has a University Expert degree in Cosmetics and Dermopharmacy from the UNED, and has a wide variety of courses that strengthen her professional knowledge.
Laura Fernández SánchezPsychologist and Dietitian
With a degree in Psychology and a Superior Technician in Dietetics, Laura Fernández Sánchez is dedicated to the prevention of eating disorders in different associations and foundations.
Silvia Álava SordoPsychologist
She has a doctorate in Clinical and Health Psychology and is a specialist in Clinical and Educational Psychology and in Psychotherapy (EFPA European Certificate). She is accredited as a general health psychologist, and is a university professor, lecturer, science communicator and writer.
Marta JiménezNutritionist and Dietitian
Graduated in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. In Soria, Spain, she runs a nutrition consultation in which he carries out training tasks, a nutritional approach to various pathologies, weight loss and gain for different population groups, and genetic tests.
Raquel MarínNeuroscientist and Professor of Physiology at the University of La Lagun
Neuroscientist, professor of Physiology and science communicator. Raquel Marín has dedicated a large part of her life to scientific research, in particular to brain diseases in aging and neurohealthy nutrients.
Sara CañameroObstetric-Gynecological Nurse
An expert in Nursing, specializing in Obstetric-Gynecological Nursing (midwife). She has experience as a pediatric nurse and coordinator of rehabilitation programs. In the same way, she has worked as an editor in different print and digital media.
María Belén del RíoBiologist, doctor, Master in Nutrition and expert in Naturopathy and Natural Therapies.
Graduated with a degree in Biology from the University of Jaén and in Medicine from the University of Lleida. Master in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Granada, with a Degree as Expert in Naturopathy and Natural Therapies from the Miguel Hernández University.
Gabriel Alejandro Rojo PittatoreDentist with a Master's Degree in Periodontics and Implants
He has a degree in Dentistry from the National University of La Plata, Buenos Aires, a Master's degree in Periodontology and Implants and a doctorate from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is currently engaged in private practice at Dental Rojo Pitattore.
Silvia Martín RepulloPharmacy
She graduated in Pharmacy from the University of Alcalá, has a degree in Medical Genetics from the University of Valencia and is taking a Master's Degree in Creative Writing from the International University of Valencia together with Grupo Planeta.
Sergio Alonso CastrillejoPharmacist and Master in Scientific Culture and Innovation.
He graduated in Pharmacy from the University of Salamanca and has a Master's degree in Scientific Culture and Innovation from the University of Oviedo. He has won a prize for the best research work awarded by the Official College of Pharmacists of Salamanca.
She is a professional in Nutrition and Dietetics from the Complutense University of Madrid, has postgraduate studies in Body Composition Optimization from the Spanish Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and in Bariatric Surgery, which she is currently studying at the same academy.
Renata Sylwia Kosierb FernándezDietician
She has a degree in Food Science and Technology and a diploma in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the Warsaw College of Agricultural Engineers (Warsaw University of Life Sciences WULS-SGGW), Faculty of Human Nutrition and Consumer Sciences.
Ariadna Álvarez MartínezNutritionist
Graduated in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and in Traditional Chinese Medicine, she has practiced in the professional field as a freelance dietitian, offering integrative nutrition consultation, personalized diet treatments accompanied by oriental nutrition and acupuncture.
Leidy Mora MolinaNurse
Bachelor of Nursing. Leidy Mora has served as Hemotherapist of the Blood Bank and specialist of the Cardiovascular Tissue Bank. She has also worked as a university professor in the area of hemotherapy and biochemistry.
Abel VerdejoPhysiotherapist and a Master's degree in Physical Activity and Quality of Life for Adults and the Elderly.
He is a physiotherapist from the Miguel Hernández University of Alicante and the University of Seville, a professional in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences at the Pablo de Olavide University of Seville and has a Master's degree in Physical Activity and Quality of Life of Adults and the Elderly from the University of Sevilla.
A surgeon, José Lapenta has experience as a pediatric sonographer and is currently in his second year of postgraduate studies specializing in Child Care and Pediatrics. He has also worked as a writer and editor for different portals associated with his area.
Physiotherapist with extensive training and experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of motor disorders. He has a Master's degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the Autonomous University of Madrid, as well as a variety of diplomas, specializations and courses. He is the director of the Víctor Díez Clinic, and also collaborates as a disseminator and speaker at talks and conferences.
Rocío Gil RedondoDoctor
Medical specialist in dermatology. Rocío Gil Redondo has worked as a dermatologist in various hospitals. She distributes her time in outreach projects, including talks and conferences on health, skin care and wellness in schools and institutions.
A medical specialist in internal medicine and psychoanalysis. Alejandra Menassa has taught, published books and research articles on psychosomatic illnesses, participated in national and international congresses, and collaborated as a disseminator for different media, among other things.
Manuel Antonio FernándezPhysician and specialist in Pediatric Neurology.
Graduated in Medicine from the University of Cádiz and specialist in Pediatric Neurology at the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital in Seville. He has completed several master's programs related to health and business management. He is currently director of the Andalusian Institute of Pediatric Neurology (INANP) and director of the Master's degree in Neuropaediatrics and Neurodevelopment at CEU Cardenal Herrera University.
Dietitian and nutritionist from Pablo de Olavide University. Carlos Ríos is known for being the creator of the realfooding movement and for his promotion of a healthy diet based on the consumption of real foods, not ultra-processed ones. He has published several books about this topic, and is a popularizer through his social networks where he has accumulated millions of followers.
Marcelo R. CeberioPsychologist, doctor and master in Family Therapy and in Psychoimmunoendocrinology.
Psychologist with extensive academic and professional experience. He is the author of more than 40 books and a dozen research articles. He has been a university professor, lecturer, graduate project coordinator, clinical psychologist, academic director, resident coordinator, and researcher, among many other positions. He has specialized in family therapy and psychoimmunoendocrinology.
Mariana Sánchez HuergoNutritionist
Bachelor of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. Mariana Sánchez Huergo has experience teaching courses for state workers on nutrition, healthy lifestyle and promotion of physical activity. She has participated in academic presentations for the prevention and treatment of chronic non-communicable diseases.
A psychologist specializing in social psychology and a couples coach. Alejandro Rodríguez is the creator and director of the personal development website Tu Mejor Mismo, and has worked as a contributor to several pages that fall under the spectrum of his training and work. He also has training in web development and digital marketing, and is the author of two books published through Amazon.
Maria del Carmen HernandezPhysician, dermatologist and specialist in Aesthetic Medicine.
A dermatologist specialized in medical audit. She has more than 8 years of experience in the sector. She practices her profession in a private practice, and combines it with participating in conferences, facilitating workshops and working on municipal projects in her area.
Mario Benedetti ArzuzaDoctor, specialist in Medical Law and Master in Health Administration.
Bachelor of General Medicine. He has specialized in epidemiology and medical law. He has higher studies in Health Administration and Direction and Management in Digital Health. He is also the founder and CEO of Sustainable Hospital Development and has a decade of experience as a medical coordinator, health policy advisor, health quality manager and medical auditor.
María Irene Benavides Guillem is a doctor who has worked in the care area of various health services, especially in neonatal and pediatric critical care. She is also the founder and leader of several research groups, as well as being an editor and writer.
Jael Garrido DominguezDoctor
He is a Doctor of Medicine from the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo and has a diploma in Social Security from the same institution. He has specialized in public health and research, and has worked with different institutions and projects related to cancer. He is currently a research physician at Affinis.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Michelle Torres has working experience in musculoskeletal, sports and neurological physiotherapy in which she seeks to help the patient in their rehabilitation process. She also works as a disseminator through writing and the editing of content related to health.
María CantosMidwife and specialist in Mental Health.
A nurse specialized in labor care services. She currently works as the head of midwifery services at Cantos Kujawa & Asociados, part of the support team at the Quirón University Hospital in Madrid and a mental health specialist at the Dr. Lafora Hospital in Madrid.
He studied Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Salamanca, and has experience in the treatment of mental and emotional disorders. He is a chiropractor and director of the Institute for Stress Management.
José Gerardo Rosciano PaganelliPhysician and specialist in General Surgery.
Graduated in General Medicine from the Central University of Venezuela, an institution where he also completed a postgraduate degree in General Surgery. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Research Coordination of the Faculty of Medicine of the UCV and a primary care physician at the Fuente de San Luis Health Center.
A medical surgeon who graduated from the Central University of Venezuela. She has participated in different NGO programs that seek to serve rural communities in her country. She has been a speaker at conferences and is certified in basic life support by the American Heart Association. She currently works as a resident doctor in the emergency area.
Medical intern who has collaborated with local NGOs on various humanitarian healthcare projects in needy rural communities. Freelance writer and curator of texts related to health and improving quality of life.
With a degree in Psychology, Montse Armero has worked as director of the area of psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults, and also as a psychopedagogical counselor and teacher in various education centers. She has more than 20 years of experience as a clinical psychologist, work that she currently practices in a private practice.
Raquel AldanaPsychologist and Professor at the International University of La Rioja and the Pontifical University of Salamanca
General Health Psychologist specialized in emotional education and third generation therapies. She has worked as an editor and content advisor in different media, coordinator of the Conference on Emotional Psychology and other training, as well as creator of a program that seeks to promote youth employability. She is the director of Raquel Aldana-Psychology.
Maria Patricia Pinero CorredorNutritionist and Full Professor at the University of Zulia
A Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics. María Patricia Pinero Corredor has more than 25 years experience as a full professor and active researcher in the area of Food Science. In the same way, she stands out for founding, coordinating and facilitating various programs related to its area.
Bachelor of Psychology. Andrés Carrillo has experience as a hospital and educational psychologist and as a private therapist. He is also dedicated to the dissemination of psychology as a science through the writing of articles on mental health and neuroscience. He is currently pursuing postgraduate studies in Clinical Psychology.
Elisa Martin CanoDoctor
A Doctor from the University of Granada and specializing in Family and Community Medicine. She has completed unofficial internships in several hospitals and health centers in Granada, and she has also participated as a volunteer in animal protection programs. She works as a disseminator writing and editing content related to health.
Maricela Jiménez LópezMedical doctor, specialist in General Surgery and Master in Translational Medicine.
A physician specialized in general and digestive surgery, and also in translational research in solid organ transplantation. She is registered with the Mexican Association of General Surgery and currently practices as a doctor at the Catalan Institute of Health. She is a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Salamanca.
Maria Fatima Seppi VinualesJournalist and psychologist
With a degree in Social Communication and Psychology. María Fátima Seppi Vinuales has work experience in communication and working in press areas in different companies and organizations. Today she works as a clinical psychologist with a specialty in individual systemic and family therapy.
Maria Alejandra Morgado CusatiPhilosopher.
A philosopher graduated from the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) and final year student of Dynamic Clinical Psychology at the same institution. She has completed a course in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents by the Venezuelan Association of Psychoanalysis (ASOVEP). She works as a university professor and editor for digital media.
Vanesa Evangelina BuffaDentist
A dentist who specializes in promoting the oral health of children and adolescents, especially in the school environment. Vanesa Evangelina Buffa has experience as an associate professor, general dentist and medical writer.
A pychologist from the Complutense University of Madrid with a double Master's degree in Clinical and Health Psychology and the other in Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy, both from the Higher Institute of Psychological Studies (ISEP). She works as a clinical psychologist with four years of experience.
A nutritionist from the National University of Córdoba, Argentina. She has taken various courses that have expanded her knowledge on nutrition in physical activity and sports, food and nutrition in cerebral palsy and vegan and vegetarian food. She is also a facilitator of workshops on nutrition and an editor for digital platforms on different areas of health.
Karla HenríquezDoctor and Masters degree in Anti-Aging Aesthetic Medicine
A Doctor in aesthetic medicine. She works in a private practice, in which she takes into account holistic aspects to improve her patients' health. She also collaborates as a popularizer with a variety of digital media in articles on aesthetics, skin care and aging.
Bernardo PeñaPsychologist, Master's Degree in Clinical, Legal and Forensic Psychology.
A psychologist specializing in forensic psychology and clinical psychology. He is a professor with a Master's degree in Forensic Psychology from the Isabel I University. He is the author of several research articles, as well as books on psychology. He works as a disseminator through the writing and editing of articles related to his area of training.
Anna VilarrasaNutritionist and Dietician
A nutritionist and dietitian specializing in phytotherapy, infant nutrition, vegan diets and vegetarian diets. She works as a clinical nutritionist, both for individuals and companies. She combines this work with writing articles on health, balanced diet and lifestyle in general.
Carlos Fabián AvilaDoctor and specialist in Aesthetic, Hyperbaric, and Sports Medicine
A medical surgeon specialized in sports medicine and aesthetic treatments. He has completed several Master's programs and postgraduate courses, and he has also explored a facet as a disseminator. He currently practices his profession in a private practice.
Eva María RodríguezFitness and yoga instructor
A Diploma in Teaching specializing in Physical Education. Eva María Rodríguez has experience as a fitness and yoga instructor, free time and indoor cycling instructor, as well as a digital content creator. She has developed a career of more than 10 years as a professional copywriter, she has also specialized in digital marketing and web development.
Marta GuzmánNutritionist and Dietician
A nutritionist specializing in psychonutrition and sports nutrition. She has extensive experience giving workshops to help the vulnerable population acquire a healthy diet. She has worked for several clinics and online platforms in an informative aspect.
Irene Nora MelamedDoctor
A Doctor with an honors degree. University professor, coordinator of areas dedicated to training associated with health and adolescence, as well as a lecturer on medical issues in national and international contexts.
Isbelia Esther Farías LópezPhilosopher
Graduated in Philosophy. Isbelia Esther Farías López is a student of Orientation in Sexology, a researcher in the area of philosophy, a speaker at various conferences on philosophy and education, curator of artistic exhibitions and content editor.
Daniel Baldó VelaNurse
A nurse and sports nutritionist. He is a member of the scientific committee of the Association of Nutrition and Dietetics Nurses and a member of the Spanish Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism. He has been a speaker at conferences and developed research projects. In addition, he is the founding director of Plan D.
Eliana Delgado VillanuevaTranslator, interpreter, and nutritionist
Translator and interpreter from the Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazón. She works as a freelance translator, interpreter, editor and proofreader. She has specialized in medical texts, research abstracts, magazines and didactic guides, among others.
Elisa Morales LupayantePedagogue in Physical Education and Nutritionist
Bachelor of Pedagogy in Physical Education. She has worked as a specialist in physical activity and health, personal trainer, nutritionist, editor and massage therapist. In recent years, she has built a career as a professional writer for different digital media.
Samuel Antonio Sánchez AmadorBiologist and Master in Zoology.
A biologist graduated from the University of Alcalá de Henares and Master in Zoology from the Complutense University of Madrid. He has specialized in areas such as parasitology, epidemiology and microbiology. Currently, he devotes himself full time to scientific dissemination, especially in topics such as the restoration of the environment and applied ecology.
Saúl Sánchez AriasNutritionist and Dietician
Graduated in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Saúl Sánchez Arias currently works as a clinical nutritionist in charge of developing personalized plans for athletes with specific demands. He also gives talks and workshops for soccer coaches and players on healthy eating habits, and works as a health and nutrition editor for various media.
Fabiola Marín AguilarPharmacist and Doctor in Health Sciences.
She has a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Seville, a Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Care and Healthcare Pharmacy from the University of Seville and a doctorate in Health Sciences from the University of Seville. She has taught at University level.
Nelton Abdon Ramos RojasPhysician and anesthesiologist, expert in perioperative pain management.
Graduated as a Bachelor of Medicine and specialized in Anesthesiology from the University of Los Andes (ULA). He has more than 15 years experience in bariatric anesthesiology. He has worked as a surgeon, head of operating rooms, and as a disseminator.
Leonardo BiolattoMedical specialist in Medical Audit and in Family and Ambulatory Medicine
A medical specialist in Medical Audit and in Family and Ambulatory Medicine. Leonardo Biolatto has worked as a writer and external reviewer of scientific publications and has carried out public health projects focused on improving the quality of life in rural areas.
Valeria Sabaterthe psychologist
Degree in Psychology from the University of Valencia. She has extensive academic training in the area of neurocreativity, psychopedagogy and emotional intelligence. She has worked as a clinical psychologist and as an educational psychologist, a facet that complements her career as a writer. She has published several books, which have been recognized with awards.