F. Javier Nieto, MD, Ph.D., MPH, MHS

F. Javier Nieto, MD, Ph.D., MPH, MHS

Dean Emeritus


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Francisco Javier Nieto (aka F. Javier Nieto, or Javier 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 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. In 2002, he was recruited to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to become the inaugural Helfaer Professor of Public Health and Chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences in the School of Medicine and Public Health. He served as chair at UW-Madison for 15 years before joining OSU as Dean of the CPHHS in the fall of 2016.




  • Inaugural Helfaer Professor of Public Health, University of Wisconsin
  • Elected member of the American Society of Epidemiology
  • Elected fellow of the Board of Directors of the American College of Epidemiology
  • Dean's Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 2008
  • Ludwig Engel Visiting Professor, University of Sydney, Australia, 2014



  • American College of Epidemiology
  • American Society of Epidemiology
  • American Heart Association, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention
  • American Public Health Association
  • Oregon Public Health Association
  • Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • Sociedad Española de Epidemiología (Spanish Epidemiologic Society)
  • Sociedad Española de Salud Pública y Administración Sanitaria (Spanish Society of Public Health and Health Services Administration)


Book Chapter

J. F. Nieto, Young, T., Peppard, P. E., and Javaheri, S., Principles and Practice of Sleep MedicineSystemic and Pulmonary Hypertension in Obstructive Sleep Apnea, in Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 4th ed., Elsevier, 2017, pp. 1253 - 1263.e4.


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