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 Expert  726121

Expert in Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Arrhythmias, Epidemiology

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Minnesota (MN)
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Expert has worked for the last 15 years in the field of chronic disease epidemiology, studying the distribution of chronic diseases in the population and risk factors, with a major focus on cardiovascular diseases and prevention, specially cardiac arrhythmias. Expert obtained his MD in 2000 and a PhD in epidemiology, with a focus on nutrition and cardiovascular disease, in 2005. He did postdoctoral research in epidemiologic methods and neuroepidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. Currently, Expert's work focuses on cardiovascular and neurological disorders. He is coauthor in >200 papers exploring the link between lifestyles, clinical factors, genetics, and biomarkers with the risk of chronic diseases. He has worked with clinicians in the hospital setting, exploring the effectiveness of biomarkers, diagnostic techniques, and genetic factors useful for the diagnosis, treatment and risk stratification of patients. He has extensive experience in the statistical analysis of large pharmacoepidemiologic clinical databases, patients databases, and health-related data in general. Additionally, by training (MPH, PhD, residency), he has a broad general knowledge of the public health field.

chronic disease epidemiology




medical statistics


public health

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Rochester, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Saint Cloud, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  Minnetonka, Minnesota;  and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2000   MD   Medical doctor   University of Navarra  
2002   Master of Public Health   Epidemiology   Spanish National School of Health  
2005   PhD   Epidemiology   University of Navarra   Best doctoral dissertation award

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to


(Undisclosed University)


Epidemiology and Community Health


Associate Professor


He is responsible for conducting research in the field of chronic disease epidemiology, with a particular focus on cardiovascular and neurological disorders. Also, he teaches epidemiologic methodology and advises students and post-doctoral researchers.

2005 to 2007


Harvard School of Public Health




Research Associate


As a research associate, his duties included development of analytical protocols, data analysis, and communication of results (manuscript writing and presentations in scientific conferences).

2001 to 2005


Virgen del Camino Hospital


Preventive Medicine and Quality Management




He participated in activities related to control of nosocomial infection, quality assurance, epidemiologic surveillance and research support.

Career Accomplishments:

Society for Epidemiologic Research; American Heart Association; Spanish Society of Epidemiology.

Professional Appointments

International Associate Editor, Circulation Journal; Associate Editor, American Journal of Epidemiology. Editorial Board member, Circulation Editorial Board member, Epidemiology


Fulbright fellow; American Heart Association Sandra A Daugherty Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Disease or Hypertension Epidemiology.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has published >200 peer-reviewed articles on cardiovascular epidemiology, neuroepidemiology, and nutritional epidemiology.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - American Heart Journal  
 - Circulation  
 - Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry  
 - Journal of American Heart Association  
 - Neurology  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2008 to 2008   Veterans Administration   Ad-hoc reviewer   He has participated in the review of grants submitted to the VA research branch
2011 to   NIH/DHHS   Grant reviewer   Ad-hoc reviewer and since 2013 standing member of NIH panel for grant reviews

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has provided statistical and analytical consulting to biomedical researchers using large databases
Recent Client Requests:
  • Medical statistician for consulting.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has served as a member of a National Academy of Science - Institute of Medicine panel to study the health effects of serving in the Gulf War.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2001 to   Spain   Since he obtained his medical degree, he has worked closely with physicians and biomedical researchers in Spain

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   He is a native Spanish speaker
English   He is fluent in spoken and written English

Additional Skills and Services:

He teaches PhD-level courses on epidemiologic methods.


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