The Mediterranean Diet; Obesity; Diabetes; Dietary interventions and Nutrition; Air Pollution and Adverse Health Effects
Dates in the U.S.: February 28th, 2013 - March 31st, 2014
Rachel Golan received her B.sc. in Nutrition from the Hebrew University and completed her Master's in Public Health and her Ph.D. in Epidemiology at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. As a dietician, her research focused mainly on Nutritional Epidemiology, specifically on clinical dietary intervention trials. She was part of the DIRECT research group (Shai I et al, NEJM 2008) and in her dissertation she examined the effect of moderate wine and Mediterranean diet consumption among persons with type 2 diabetes.
She received the Dean's Prize for Excellency for her PhD research and her scientific work has been published in high impact journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Diabetes Care, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Rachel is currently a Post-Doctoral fellow at the Rollins Public Health School of Emory University, in the department of Environmental Health. She is a scholar of the Environmental Health Foundation. Her main research today focuses on adverse health outcomes associated with daily automobile commuting, specifically examining the associations between particulate mixtures that occur during typical automobile commuting and corresponding oxidative stress-mediated pathways of cardiorespiratory injury, using novel methods for measuring in-vehicle exposure.