Renowned epidemiologist Javier Nieto to speak at CSU – Dec. 4

Javier NietoJavier Nieto, a leading epidemiologist and population health expert, will be visiting CSU to share more than 30 years of expertise and his passion for public health. Nieto will present “Sleep, Chronic Disease and Health. Still Emerging as a Research Field?” on Dec. 4, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m .in room 1418 at the Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging in CSU’s Health and Medical Center.

More about Nieto

Nieto earned a medical degree from the University of Valencia in Spain before continuing on to earn a Master’s in Public Health from the Institute for Health Development in Havana, Cuba, and a masters and a doctorate in epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. 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.

With research that spans a number of fields, Nieto has investigated issues 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, books, and book chapters.

Throughout his career, Nieto has served as a consultant for numerous organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, National Academy of Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Heart Association, American College of Epidemiology, Sleep Research Society, National Sleep Foundation, Pan American Health Organization, the Spanish Government, among other national and international organizations.

Nieto’s talk is sponsored by CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences, the Colorado School of Public Health, and CSU’s Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging.