Giuseppe Grosso

Associate Professor of Food Sciences and Dietetics [MED/49]
Membership Section: Medical Biochemistry
Office: Torre Biologica, 3° piano Torre Sud, stanza 29
Phone: +39 0954781187
Mobile: +39 3494397675

Dr. Giuseppe Grosso’s research focuses on evidence-based nutrition, a recently emerged field as the bottom line of the Health Technology Assessment applied to food and nutrition. Its main interests include the impact of dietary and lifestyle habits on common non-communicable diseases. In particular, he produced over 100 papers on the effects of dietary patterns (i.e., Mediterranean diet) and specific antioxidant-rich foods (i.e., coffee, tea), as well as individual antioxidants (i.e., polyphenols, n-3 PUFA) on cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, cancer, and depression. Dr. Grosso conducted his research on cohorts of individuals in both Mediterranean and non-Mediterranean countries collaborating with several research institutions. He is interested in evidence synthesis aimed to generate policy-oriented research in the area of public health nutrition. Dr. Grosso’s research also aims to measure planetary health, including the potential impact of nutrition at global level.

Dr. Giuseppe Grosso is a cum laudegraduated medical doctor. Dr. Grosso holds a specialization in public health and a PhD in neuropharmacology. He is currently working as Assistant Professor of human nutrition at the Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy; he has been recognized as Highly Cited Researcher from Clarivate-Web of Science for the years 2019 and 2020; he is the President of the Food and Nutrition Section of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA).

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Scientific interests:

  • Association between dietary-related factors and human health
  • Burden of disease attributable to risk factors (including dietary-related)
  • Global and planetary health

Major area of research:

  • Nutritional epidemiology
  • Evidence synthesis

Major focus on:

  • Mediterranean diet
  • Polyphenols
  • Coffee
  • Nuts