Tucson, Ariz.− Every writer needs an editor. In October, Academic Press released a five volume set of books on Bioactive Foods and Chronic Disease States, which brings the total number of biomedical books edited by University of Arizona Public Health Professor Ronald Watson to 102!
Dr. Watson is a professor in the health promotion sciences division of the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Many of the books he has edited over the years focus on nutrition and food sciences.
He is an internationally recognized alcohol-researcher, nutritionist and immunologist. Dr. Watson has directed several biomedical grants funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) relating to bioactive disease, mainly immune function and cardiovascular effects including studying complementary and alternative medicines. His research includes dietary supplements in the treatment of diabetes and related cardiovascular disease including heart failure in humans and animal models, working in Tucson and with studies in Korea, India and New Zealand.
He has initiated and directed NIH-associated research at the UA College of Medicine and he is a member of the University of Arizona Cancer Center and the Sarver Heart Center. Dr. Watson has spent significant effort in the past few years educating other scientists with edited works involving thousands of expert researchers from the U.S. and the world.
Surpassing the hundred books milestone keeps Dr. Watson busy and connected. “All are edited, multi-authored scientific books with some chapters edited by my graduate students and a few by undergraduate public health students,” said Dr. Watson. He estimates that more than 12,000 scientists from around the world have contributed to these books.
Dr. Watson credits the volume of his editorial work over the past six years to Arizona Health Sciences Librarians Annabelle Nunez, Nga Thi Nguyen and Mari Stoddard; his editorial assistant Bethany Stevens; and longtime collaborator Editor Victor Preedy, PhD, of King’s College London, School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, London, UK.
The new five volume set of books (Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for the Aging Population; Arthritis and Related Inflammatory Diseases; Cardiovascular Disease; Diabetes, and Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease) includes 3,300 pages with 450 contributing authors from around the world, including alumni and current students at the Zuckerman College of Public Health: Z.T. Chowdhury, Felina Cordova, Jeon-min Lee, and Sherma Zibadi.
Click on the links below for more information about the books in the Five Volume set on Bioactive Foods and Chronic Disease States.