Dean, College of Public Health and Human Sciences
F. Javier Nieto, MD, PhD, MPH, MHS, serves as Dean for the College of Public Health and Human Sciences as of October 31, 2016. Javier is a leading epidemiologist and population health expert who brings more than 30 years of expertise and passion for public health to the CPHHS, which became Oregon’s first nationally accredited college of public health in 2014.
He most recently served as chair and professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He also held the title of Helfaer Professor of Public Health.
He earned his medical degree from the University of Valencia in Spain and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Before joining the University of Wisconsin faculty, Nieto worked from 1991 to 2001 in a variety of capacities at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, including serving as director of its General Epidemiology Program. Before moving to the United States, he was director of the Division of Primary Health Care in the Province of Segovia in Spain, where he coordinated the region’s primary health care centers.
Nieto’s research spans a number of fields, including cardiovascular disease epidemiology, socio-economic determinants of health, and the epidemiology and health consequences of sleep disorders. He has been principal investigator and collaborator on numerous major research grants, both federally and privately funded, and has more than 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals or as book chapters.
Nieto has served as a consultant for numerous organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, Institute of Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Heart Association, American College of Epidemiology, Sleep Research Society, Pan American Health Organization and others.
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