Michelle Matta

PhD Student
MSc. Public Health, MSc. International communication in health sciences, BSc. Nutrition and human dietetics
International Agency for Research on Cancer/ World Health Organisation – Lyon, France


Healthcare should be available to all citizens. With a background in nutrition, a specialization in public health and health communication, I am currently in the process of building a thesis to uncover associations between fatty acids and breast cancer risk, as well as mortality. In a nutshell, I am looking into improving nutrition guidelines by studying the effect of fats on us.
In the same scope, I believe that our generation has the means to improve healthcare with the right tools at hand. This is why empowering students and young professionals by providing opportunities to meet and network in an international & interdisciplinary environment enabling collaboration is an asset to tackle Public Health challenges. The aim is not world peace, but healthcare improvement even if it is by 0.001