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F. Javier Nieto, MD, PhD, MPH

  • Professor Emeritus, Population Health Sciences
  • Dean, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University

Biography

Dr. Nieto completed his MD degree and a residency in Family and Community Medicine in Spain. His graduate training includes an MPH degree from University of Havana, Cuba, as well as a Master in Health Science (MHS) and a PhD degree in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University. From 1991 to 2001 he was a faculty member of the Department of Epidemiology in the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Between 1993 and 2001, he served on the editorial board of the American Journal of Epidemiology. In 2002 he joined the University of Wisconsin to become Professor and Chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences in the School of Medicine and Public Health, and the inaugural Helfaer Professor of Public Health. In 2016 he was appointed Dean of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.

Dr. Nieto’s main areas of research interest are survey research, epidemiologic methods, cardiovascular disease epidemiology, and epidemiology and health consequences of sleep disorders. Specific areas of research interest include the relationship between sleep breathing disorders and inadequate sleep on chronic diseases (including clinical and subclinical cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mood disorders) as well as furthering our understanding of upstream determinants of health. He was the founding director of the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) and is author or co-author of nearly 250 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters.