Ximena Ramos Salas has a PhD in Public Health with a specialization in Health Promotion & Socio-Behavioural Sciences from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. She currently works as Director of Research & Policy at Obesity Canada. The network engages health professionals, researchers, policy makers, and patients affected by obesity and is Canada's authoritative voice on evidence-based approaches for obesity prevention, treatment and policy. As an obesity research and policy consultant, Ximena also works with the European Association for the Study of Obesity – the leading voice of obesity science, medicine and community in Europe and the World Health Organization – Regional Office for Europe.