Sleep, Chronic Disease and Health: Still Emerging as a Research Field?

Javier Nieto, MD, PhD, MHS, MPH
Dean
College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Oregon State University.

Javier Nieto has developed an extensive and significant body of work in the areas of 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 has been the principal investigator and collaborator on numerous research projects and has written over 250 publications and book chapters. Javier has also served as the director of the Division of Primary Health Care in the Province of Segovia in Spain, as a founding director of the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW), and as a consultant for a variety of organizations including the NIH, CDC, American Heart Association, Sleep Research Society, Pan American Health Organization, and others.