Paula Crespo Escobar


  • PhD Student. University of Valencia, Spain (2015-at present).
  • Master in Personal and Community Nutrition. University of Valencia, Spain (2014-2015).
  • B.Sc in Food Science and Technology. University of Valencia, Spain (2011-2013)
  • B.Sc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. University of Valencia, Spain (2007-2011)


  • Dietitian-Nutritionist at Paediatric Gastroenterology Unit. University Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain (2010-at present)
  • Short-term Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Research Collaborator in “Celiac Disease Genomic Environmental Microbiome and Metabolic Study” Project. Coordinator: Harvard Medical School & MassGeneral Hospital for Children.
  • Nutritionist at the Coordinating Center in MyCyFAPP Project. “Innovative approach for self-management and social welfare of Cystic Fibrosis patients in Europe: development, validation and implementation of a telematics tool”. EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation HORIZON2020 (H2020-PHC-2014-643806-MyCyFAPP). Coordinator: La Fe Health Research Institute, Valencia (at present)
  • Scientific Research in Workpackage 15 and 16 of Early Nutrition Project. “Early Nutrition. Long-term effects of early nutrition on later health”. WP15: Strategic integration and recommendation development. WP16: Systematic reviews to support recommendation development (2013-at present).
  • Study Coordinator in Valencia of Prevent CD European Project. Sixth Framework Programme (FP6-2005-FOOD-4B-36383–PREVENTCD) at University Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain (2010-2014).
  • Collaborative Research in National Project. FIS 2009/01056 “Factores ambientales de riesgo asociados a la Enfermedad Celiaca y otras Enfermedades Autoinmunes en población con susceptibilidad genética” at University Hospital La Fe (2010-2013).
  • Researcher in National Project “Hepatic Disease and Cystic Fibrosis” at La Fe Health Research Institute. Valencia, Spain. (2012-2013)


  • Allied member of The European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN)
  • Member of Spanish Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (SEGHNP).
  • Member of Celiac Disease Workgroup of Spanish Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (SEGHNP)
  • Grant Holder of “ESPGHAN International Exchange Programme” from ESPGHAN (2015).
  • Grant Holder of “Young Investigator Award” from ESPGHAN (2015).
  • Grant Holder of “Travel Grant Award” from the United European Gastroenterology (UEG).
  • Grant Holder of XI Basic Research in Gluten Sensitivity Award. Association of Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity Patients of Madrid, Spain (2014).


  • 12 Oral and Poster Presentations in National and International Conferences.
  • Speaker at several National and International Conferences.


  • Paula Crespo-Escobar, Joaquim Calvo-Lerma, David Hervás Marín, Ester Donat Aliaga, Etna Masip Simó, Begoña Polo Miquel, Carmen Ribes Koninckx. “Development and validation of two food frequency questionnaires to assess gluten intake in children up to 36 months of age”. Nutr Hosp. 2015 (v32 n5).
  • M. de Waard, B. Brands, S.M.P. Kouwenhoven, J. Calvo Lerma, P. Crespo Escobar, B. Koletzko, H. Szajewska, J.B. van Goudoever. “Optimal nutrition in lactating women and its effect on later health of offspring: a systematic review of current recommendations. Early Nutrition Project”. Submitted and in press.
  • Sabine L. Vriezinga, Renata Auricchio, Enzo Bravi, Gemma Castillejo, Anna Chmielewska, Paula Crespo Escobar, Sanja Kolaček, Sibylle Koletzko, Ilma R. Korponay-Szabo, Eckart Mummert, Isabel Polanco, Hein Putter, Carmen Ribes-Koninckx, Raanan Shamir, Hania Szajewska, Katharina Werkstetter, Luigi Greco, Judit Gyimesi, Corina Hartman, Caroline Hogen Esch, Erica Hopman, Anneli Ivarsson, Tunde Koltai Ir, Frits Koning, Eva Martinez-Ojinaga, Chantal te Marvelde, Ana Pavic, Jihane Romanos, Els Stoopman, Vincenzo Villanacci, Cisca Wijmenga, Ricardo Troncone and M. Luisa Mearin. “Randomized Feeding Intervention in Infants at High Risk for Celiac Disease”. N Engl J Med 2014, October; 371:1304-1315.
  • Mateusz Zalewski B, Patro B, Veldhorst M, Kouwenhoven S, Crespo-Escobar P, Calvo Lerma J, Koletzko B, Van Goudoever H, Szajewska H. “Nutrition of infants and young children (1-3 years) and its effect on later health: a systematic review of current recommendations”. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2015 Mar 9:0.
  • Calvo Lerma J, Crespo-Escobar P, Masip Simó E, Donat Aliaga E, Polo Miquel B, Ribes-Koninckx C. “Low gluten consumption by young children from coeliac disease families”. Letter to the editor. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2014 May;58(5):e50.