Patrick Mullie was born in Mouscron, Belgium, and graduated in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University College of Leuven and in Epidemiology and Applied Statistics at the University of Maastricht. He subsequently obtained a PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology from the Catholic University of Leuven. Patrick Mullie’s main research activities focus on nutritional epidemiology, vitamin D and health, dietary pattern analysis, and e-learning methods for epidemiology. He is involved in many projects in the prevention of adiposity at population level. Those prevention projects are based on the nudging principle, i.e., changing the food environment to making the healthy choice the easiest. For the Belgian Army, he developed survival food packs for extreme conditions, using his past experience as an international guide for arctic exploration in Greenland, Alaska and Siberia.
In the past, he was President of the Belgian Association of Dietitians, introducing evidence-based nutrition to the field of dietetics and organizing educational sessions of nutritional epidemiology, with focus on reading and understanding systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
He is affiliated as Professor Systematic Review at the Faculty of Physical Education and Physical Therapy, Free University of Brussels, as Research Director at the Queen Elisabeth Barracks, Belgian Army, Brussels, and at the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, Cochrane Belgium. He is also a lecturer in Nutrition and Epidemiology at the Erasmus University College, Brussels.
Patrick Mullie is a Research Director at the International Prevention Research Institute. He is also member of the Belgian Superior Health Council and of the American Society for Nutrition. He is author of more than ten books about nutrition and more than 50 peer-reviewed publications.