Miguel Angel Martinez-Gonzalez

Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Navarra Health Research Institute (IDISNA), University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
CIBER-OBN, Spanish National Institute of Health (ISCIII), Madrid, Spain

Prof. Miguel Ángel Martínez-González is a medical epidemiologist, Professor of Public Health at the University of Navarra, Adjunct Professor of Nutrition at Harvard TH Chan School of Publid Health (Dpt. Nutrition) and researcher at CIBEROBN, with more than 30 years of experience in epidemiologic research on the determinants of chronic diseases, especially in nutrition and lifestyle fields. He has designed and directed large trials and cohorts, such as the SUN, PREDIMED and PREDIMED-Plus projects, which have shed unparalleled light and scientific evidence from Spain with worldwide impact.

In 1995 he founded and started the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Navarra, which today is one of the most fruitful and leading Departments in Spain.

Since then, Dr. Martínez-González has published more than 1000 articles and abstracts indexed in Web of Science. His research ranks among the top 0.1% most cited scientific works in Science (Clarivate Analytics). According to Clarivate 2019 and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) he was the 8th most cited scientist in Spain in the ranking of all scientific areas in 2019.

As a popularizer, his recent publications with Editorial Planeta stand out: “Salud a Ciencia Cierta” (2018) and “¿Qué comes? Ciencia y conciencia para resistir” (2020). His recent book entitled “LA SANIDAD EN LLAMAS” (The health system on fire) is written together with his brother, Julio, an internist. It was published June 9th 2021 also by Planeta publishing house and they denounce the mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain. But, above all, this recent book it is a tribute to public health and preventive medicine, to the victims and to the health workers who were on the front line in the hospitals saving human lives.

Areas of Interest

  • Mediterranean diet
  • Metabolomics
  • Obesity