Joan Sabaté is Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Loma Linda University's School of Public Health. He is also a professor in the Department of Epidemiology.
From Spain, Dr. Sabaté is a board certified physician in internal medicine who, in 1989, obtained the degree of Doctor of Public Health in nutrition from Loma Linda University. From 1988 to 1990 he was an American Heart Association Research Fellow with the Loma Linda University School of Medicine. In 1997 he became the Chair of the Nutrition Department.
As a researcher, Dr. Sabaté has performed a number of studies related to his primary interest in nutrition. He has served as a co-investigator of the Adventist Health Study, a cohort study of nearly 60,000 Seventh Day Adventists and the relationships between their diets and various diseases. This study, begun in 1974, has received international attention for a number of findings, including the consumption of nuts and a reduced risk of heart attack. He is currently co-investigator of the Adventist Health Study 2 a cohort study expected to enroll 100,000 Seventh Day Adventists.
Dr. Sabaté is frequently asked to speak at scientific symposia as well as health and nutrition conferences throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He has been published in many scientific journals both as principal and co-author and is the editor of the book "Vegetarian Nutrition" published in 2001.