Gabriela Montenegro-Bethancourt



 Professional Career

Gabriela Monetnegro-Bethancourt

Gabriela Montenegro-Bethancourt, after working since 2004 as a research nutritionist at CeSSIAM in an assortment of projects with base Quetzaltenango, was a doctoral candidate in the Department of Nutrition of the University of Bonn in Bonn, Germany, stationed at her work-site of the Institute for Child Nutrition in Dortmund, Germany.

2010 Gabriela Montenegro-Bethancourt was awarded the National Young Scientist Prize of the Third World Academy of Science (TWAS) (

In September 2011 she began her PhD-studies under a DAAD fellowship in the study-group of Prof. Thomas Remer.

Her first project, on the relationship of dietary variety and hydration in the DONALD cohort of children has been completed and published. The second project relates to food-selection and iodine status in the same DONALD cohort.

Ms Montenegro-Bethancourt successfully defended her thesis on November 9, 2015 in Bonn, Germany,  received her doctorate degree (cum laude) and returned to Guatemala where she was appointed director of a new University institute for public health.


N36: The Nutritional Contribution of Foods and Beverages Provided by Government-Sponsored Day Care Centers in Guatemala N33: Long-term Urine Biobanking: Storage stability of clinical chemical parameters under moderate freezing conditions without use of preservatives N28: Contribution of fruit and vegetable intake to hydration status in schoolchildren N27: Estimates of exclusive breastfeeding rates among mother-infant dyads in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, vary according to interview method and time frame N22: Beverage consumption and anthropometric outcomes among schoolchildren in Guatemala N15: Concordance with selected population recommendations for cancer prevention among third- and fourth-grade schoolchildren in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala N10: Dietary intakes and food sources of fat and fatty acids in Guatemalan schoolchildren: a cross-sectional study N09: Contribution of beverages to energy, macronutrient and micronutrient intake of third- and fourth-grade schoolchildren in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala N08: Volume, frequency and participation in plain drinking water consumption by third- and fourth-grade schoolchildren in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala N07: Total dietary water intake in Guatemalan Children N06: Ready-to-eat cereals are key sources of selected micronutrients among schoolchildren from public and private elementary schools in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala N05: Distribution of macro- and micronutrient intakes in relation to the meal pattern of third- and fourth-grade schoolchildren in the city of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala N02: Concordance with the New American Plate guidelines of the American Institute for Cancer Research in Guatemalan children I44: Validity and correspondence of non-invasively determined hemoglobin concentrations by two trans-cutaneous digital measuring devices I32: Correspondence of a non-invasive, cutaneous-contact method to determine hemoglobin values with conventional whole blood samples within a Guatemalan field setting I30: Antioxidant-rich Oral Supplements Attenuate the Effects of Oral Iron on In Situ Oxidation Susceptibility of Human Feces