• 2013 – Doctorate in Sciences in Public Health with Area of Concentration in Epidemiology, INSP.
  • 2007 – Master’s Degree in Health Sciences with a concentration area in Nutrition, INSP.
  • 1999 – Degree in Dietetics and Nutrition.

Academic appointments:

  • Coordinator of the Nutrition Clinic, IBERO CDMX.
  • Full Time Academic IBERO CDMX.


  • Teacher at different Universities since 2007.
  • Clinical experience for more than 20 years.

Research interests:

  • Environmental exposures and their interaction with nutrients on maternal and child health.
  • Diet and nutrition patterns associated with obesity and cardiometabolic diseases.


  • Association of Dietary Fluoride Intake and Diet Variables with Dental Caries in Adolescents from the ELEMENT Cohort Study. Cantoral A, Muñoz-Rocha TV, Luna-Villa L, Mantilla-Rodriguez A, Ureña-Cirett JL, Castiblanco GA, Solano M, Hu H, Peterson KE, Téllez-Rojo MM, Martinez-Mier EA. Caries Res. 2021;55(2):88-98. doi: 10.1159/000511699. Epub 2021 Feb 3.
  • Dietary Exposure to Toxic Elements and the Health of Young Children: Methodological Considerations and Data Needs. Kordas K, Cantoral A, Desai G, Halabicky O, Signes-Pastor AJ, Tellez-Rojo MM, Peterson KE, Karagas MR. J Nutr. 2022 Oct 4:nxac185. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxac185.
  • Pre-pregnancy body mass index and gestational weight-gain predict maternal hemoglobin levels and are jointly associated with neonatal outcomes in a Mexican birth cohort. Cantoral A, Ramírez-Silva I, Lamadrid-Figueroa H, Christensen DL, Bygbjerg IC, Groth-Grunnet L, Kragelund Nielsen K, Granich-Armenta A, Ávila-Jiménez L, Rivera Dommarco JÁ. Nutr Hosp. 2022 Aug 25;39(4):852-862. doi: 10.20960/nh.03999.
  • Heavy Metals in Unprocessed or Minimally Processed Foods Consumed by Humans Worldwide: A Scoping Review. Collado-López S, Betanzos-Robledo L, Téllez-Rojo MM, Lamadrid-Figueroa H, Reyes M, Ríos C, Cantoral A. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Jul 16;19(14):8651. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19148651.
  • The overlooked paradox of the coexistence of overweight/obesity and anemia during pregnancy. Launbo N, Davidsen E, Granich-Armenta A, Bygbjerg IC, Sánchez M, Ramirez-Silva I, Avila-Jimenez L, Christensen DL, Rivera-Dommarco JA, Cantoral A, Nielsen KK, Grunnet LG. Nutrition. 2022 Jul-Aug;99-100:111650. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2022.111650. Epub 2022 Mar 12.
  • Fluoride Content in Foods and Beverages From Mexico City Markets and Supermarkets. Cantoral A, Luna-Villa LC, Mantilla-Rodriguez AA, Mercado A, Lippert F, Liu Y, Peterson KE, Hu H, Téllez-Rojo MM, Martinez-Mier EA. Food Nutr Bull. 2019 Dec;40(4):514-531. doi: 10.1177/0379572119858486. Epub 2019 Jul 25.
  • Prediction of Serum Zinc Levels in Mexican Children at 2 Years of Age Using a Food Frequency Questionnaire and Different Zinc Bioavailability Criteria. Cantoral A, Téllez-Rojo M, Shamah-Levy T, Schnaas L, Hernández-Ávila M, Peterson KE, Ettinger AS. Food Nutr Bull. 2015 Jun;36(2):111-9. doi: 10.1177/0379572115586400.
  • Overweight and obesity status from the prenatal period to adolescence and its association with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in young adults: cohort study. Cantoral A, Montoya A, Luna-Villa L, Roldán-Valadez EA, Hernández-Ávila M, Kershenobich D, Perng W, Peterson KE, Hu H, Rivera JA, Téllez-Rojo MM. BJOG. 2020 Sep;127(10):1200-1209. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.16199. Epub 2020 Apr 8.
  • Differential association of lead on length by zinc status in two-year old Mexican children. Cantoral A, Téllez-Rojo MM, Levy TS, Hernández-Ávila M, Schnaas L, Hu H, Peterson KE, Ettinger AS. Environ Health. 2015 Dec 30;14:95. doi: 10.1186/s12940-015-0086-8.
  • Early introduction and cumulative consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages during the pre-school period and risk of obesity at 8-14 years of age. Cantoral A, Téllez-Rojo MM, Ettinger AS, Hu H, Hernández-Ávila M, Peterson K. Pediatr Obes. 2016 Feb;11(1):68-74. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12023. Epub 2015 Apr 17.