Dolores Corella

University of Valencia

Research focus

Dolores Corella has been professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine of the Universitat de València (UV) since 2009 and director of the UV Research Unit of Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology since 1998 and the CIBEROBN group since 2006.

She focused her research in the genomics applied to the prevention of cardiometabolic diseases and specialised in the study of gene-environment interactions. Among the environmental factors, she focused on diet, and she has been a pioneer in the development of Nutritional Genomics. Currently, she is incorporating the other omics (epigenomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics, exposomics, proteomics and metagenomics, in the study of cadiometabolic and neurodegenerative diseases. She also focuses her research in the multiomics analysis in nutrition and gastronomy to provide a more holistic point of view about health. She has published more than 500 articles in international journals, and she has supervised more than 20 doctoral thesis.

Focus in CoDiet

Dolores Corella leads the multidisciplinary group of the University of Valencia involved in the CoDiet project, and assuming tasks in several work packages, mainly, WP2 and WP5. These work packages are related to the clinical trials and the multiomics analysis. She will include the gender perspective and sustainability.


Coltell O, Sorlí JV, Asensio EM, Fernández-Carrión R, Barragán R, Ortega- Azorín C, Estruch R, González JI, Salas-Salvadó J, Lamon-Fava S, Lichtenstein AH, Corella D. Association between taste perception and adiposity in overweight or obese older subjects with metabolic syndrome and identification of novel taste-related genes. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019;109(6):1709-1723. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqz038.

Corella D, Coltell O, Macian F, Ordovás JM. Advances in Understanding the Molecular Basis of the Mediterranean Diet Effect. Annu Rev Food Sci Technol. 2018;9:227-249. doi: 10.1146/annurev-food-032217-020802.

Barragán R, Sánchez-González C, Aranda P, Sorlí JV, Asensio EM, Portolés O, Ortega-Azorín C, Villamil LV, Coltell O, Llopis J, Rivas-García L, Corella D. Single and Combined Associations of Plasma and Urine Essential Trace Elements (Zn, Cu, Se, and Mn) with Cardiovascular Risk Factors in a Mediterranean Population. Antioxidants (Basel). 2022;11(10):1991. doi: 10.3390/antiox11101991.

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