Maira Bes-Rastrollo is Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Navarra. She is a researcher in charge of the “Diet and Lifestyles” group at the Institute of Health Research of Navarra (IdiSNA), member of CIBERobn and coordinator of the working group on nutrition of the Spanish Society of Epidemiology. She is the author of more than 280 scientific publications in the field of nutritional epidemiology and public health. She has been cited more than 14,000 times.

She has supervised 13 doctoral theses which have obtained the highest marks. She currently supervises 5 doctoral students and has participated or participates in 23 national and international research projects, being the principal investigator in 14 of them.