Full Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the School of Medicine at the University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain. He obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy (1989) and the PhD in Epidemiology in 1994 both with Honors. She is also principal investigator of the CIBER Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition since 2006 (Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid). Additionally, she has been Director of the Genetic and Molecular Research Unit since 1998. and coordinator at the University of Valencia of the “Healthy University” within the Spanish Network of Healthy Universities since 2011. She received a pre-doctoral research grant to attend the “Instituto de Investigaciones Citológicas”, directed by Prof. S. Grisolía, where she trained in molecular biology and genetics as part of the Human Genome Project. D. Corella completed her training in genetics, epidemiology and statistics in both Spain and the United States.
She is a pionner in Spain in the integration of genomics into the traditional epidemiological research of cardiometabolic diseases. She created in 1998 the Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology Research Unit, focused on the study of the so-called gene-environment interactions in determining cardiovascular risk factors, obesity and other cardiometabolic phenotypes. Among the different environmental factors, she focused her research on the study of gene-diet interactions, contributing to the development of nutritional genomics. She is currently focusing her research on the integration of different omics in the investigation of gene-environment interactions, in general, and in nutrigenomics in particular.
She has collaborated with dozens of national and international groups and has published more than 250 articles. She has directed more than 24 Doctoral Theses and numerous research projects, both public and private. She is a member of the Association of Women Researchers and Technologists and is incorporating the gender perspective into her research projects, specifically through a Prometeo project of excellence for the integration of omics with a gender perspective and other international projects in which she participates. He has received numerous awards, among which stand out the Gregorio Marañón Memorial Prize for the best food scientist, awarded by the Royal Academy of Gastronomy in 2017 and the Hippocrates International Prize for Nutrition in 2017. Her current interest focuses on the integration of the exposome, phenomics, genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, bioinformatics and other omics, both in the research of cardiometabolic diseases and in healthy aging, for a more holistic view of health.