Stefaan De Henauw is a professor of Public Health and Nutrition in the Department of Public Health at the Ghent University in Belgium, where he chairs the department’s nutrition and food safety unit. He is a medical doctor (graduated in 1987 at the Catholic University of Louvain) and had further training in Public Health (KUL 1988) and Human Nutrition (Sheffield University 2006).
He coordinates a team of researchers who work on diverse Belgian and European projects concerning diet, nutrition, and public health. They study topics ranging from determinants of childhood obesity to bone health and the impact of stress on eating behavior. Stefaan is a member of the Belgian Health Council, Vice President of the Belgian Nutrition Society, and the Secretary of the FENS board.