Marta Guasch-Ferre
Adjunct Faculty

Marta Guasch-Ferre

Adjunct Associate Professor of Nutrition



Dr. Guasch-Ferre is an Associate Professor at the Department of Public Health at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She also holds a position as Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She holds a PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology. During her doctoral training, she evaluated the role of key components of the Mediterranean diet, nuts and olive oil on cardiovascular disease and mortality in individuals at high cardiovascular risk from the primary CVD prevention trial, the PREDIMED Study.

Currently, her group focuses on investigating the role of dietary and lifestyle factors in cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes with the goal of incorporating high-throughput –omics techniques into traditional epidemiological analysis to gain insights into underlying mechanisms. One of the major research focuses is to study the interplay between diet and lifestyle, metabolomics, and cardiometabolic diseases by identifying metabolite profiles and networks associated with cardiometabolic diseases and how diet and lifestyle may modulate these associations. Another central research focus is nutritional epidemiology. Her group evaluates the association between several dietary factors, dietary patterns, and their relationship with cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and mortality in the context of large prospective cohort studies and clinical trials in the US and Europe. Finally, by leveraging large cohort studies and clinical trials with dietary data and metabolomics, we aim to advance in the field of precision nutrition by improving objective dietary biomarkers through the integration of -omics data and evaluating their association with cardiovascular diseases.

She is currently the PI of an NIH-funded project: 'Circulating metabolites, lifestyle, and mortality'. She is also an investigator in other American and European projects in the field of nutrition, metabolomics, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases.

BS, 2009, Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Rovira i Virgili University, Spain

MSc, 2011, Master in Nutrition and Metabolism
University of Barcelona, Spain

PhD, 2014, Nutrition and Metabolism
Rovira i Virgili University, Spain

Postdoc, 2017, Nutritional Epidemiology
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Boston, US

Sandra A. Daugherty Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Disease2021
American Heart Association

Early Career Travel Award2018
American Heart Association

Finalist Jeremiah and Rose Stamler Research Award for New Investigators2017
American Heart Association

Travel Award2016
Postdoctoral Association Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health