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F. Javier Nieto, M.P.H., M.D., Ph.D.

F. Javier Nieto is the chair of the department of Population Health Science at the University of Wisconsin. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Valencia, Spain, and completed his residency in Family and Community Medicine in Spain and an M.P.H. degree in Havana, Cuba.

After a brief period working for the Spanish Government in developing primary health care centers in a rural area in central Spain, he came to the United States to the Johns Hopkins University where he completed a Master in Health Science (M.H.S.) and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology. He joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and served as an Associate Professor. He joined the department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin in January, 2002.

Dr. Nieto’s main areas of research interest include cardiovascular disease epidemiology, markers of subclinical atherosclerosis, emerging risk factors for cardiovascular disease (homocysteine, inflammation markers, chronic infections), health consequences of sleep disorders and psychosocial stress. He is also interested in methodological issues in survey research and epidemiology and in the teaching of epidemiologic methods. Along with Moyses Szklo, he is co-author of a textbook on intermediate epidemiologic methods, Epidemiology: Beyond the Basics. He is director of the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin and the author of multiple scholarly, peer-reviewed articles.

Dr. Nieto is a member of many professional associations, notably the American College of Epidemiology, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American Heart Association and the American Public Health Association. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) and has served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Epidemiology.

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