Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton (Canada)
Dr. Mente received his doctoral degree in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto. He completed post-doctoral training in cardiovascular epidemiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, and is currently an Associate Professor in Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at the Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University.
Dr. Mente has studied the role of dietary sodium and cardiovascular diseases in the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study, a study of over 100,000 individuals from 18 low, middle and high income countries on 5 continents. Recently, Dr. Mente has co-led an investigation on the role of fats and carbohydrates in cardiovascular disease in the PURE cohort. He is currently co-leading nutrition work in the PURE study investigating the impact of individual nutrients, foods and dietary patterns on cardiovascular markers and cardiovascular disease events.