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Facultad de Medicina

Fernando Rodríguez Artalejo
Facultad de Medicina. UAM

Resumen curriculum vitae

Fernando Rodríguez Artalejo, MD, PhD, is Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health and director of the doctoral program in Epidemiology and Public Health at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). Dr. Rodriguez-Artalejo received his MD (1983) and PhD (1986) degrees from the UAM, and was certified as specialist in Preventive Medicine (1986) at La Paz University Hospital in Madrid. He underwent postdoctoral training in epidemiological research in UMass at Amherst (1987) and Tufts University (1988). He also obtained professional experience in health administration at the Ministry of Health of Spain, where he held responsibilities in the area of epidemiology and health planning (1985-1990). Then he moved to the School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA) to serve as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Division of Behavioral Sciences (1991). In the period 1992-1995 he worked as Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the UAM, and then moved to the University of the Basque Country (1995-2000) to serve as full professor. Since 2000 he has worked at the UAM.

His main research interests are the study of the influence of non-cardiac factors on the prognosis of patients with heart failure, the population-based assessment of cardiovascular health, and the study of the effect of lifestyle on improving cardiovascular health and quality, as well as reversing frailty, in older adults.

He currently is a member of the several research and health policy committees, including the: Executive Board of CIBERESP (Center for Network Research on Epidemiology and Public health. Ministry of Health); Steering Committee of IdiPaz (Institute for Biomedical Research La Paz, Madrid); External Scientific Advisory Committee of the “Ramón y Cajal Institute for Biomedical Research, the Cien Foundation, and the Lilly Foundation; Research Committee of the Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Ministry of Economy; and European Advisory Committee on Health Research, World Health Organization.

Recent papers

1. Lopez-Garcia E, Rodriguez-Artalejo F, Li TY, Fung TT, Li S, Willett WC, Rimm EB, Hu FB. The Mediterranean-style diet pattern and mortality among men and women with cardiovascular disease. Am J Clin Nutr 2013 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print].

2.León-Muñoz LM, Martínez-Gómez D, Balboa-Castillo T, López-García E, Guallar-Castillón P, Rodríguez-Artalejo F. Continued Sedentariness, Change in Sitting Time, and Mortality in Older Adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2013;45:1501-7.

3.Martínez-Gómez D, Guallar-Castillón P, León-Muñoz LM, López-García E, Rodríguez-Artalejo F. Combined impact of traditional and non-traditional health behaviors on mortality: a national prospective cohort study in Spanish older adults. BMC Med 2013 Feb 22;11:47.

4.Banegas JR, Graciani A, de la Cruz-Troca JJ, León-Muñoz LM, Guallar-Castillón P, Coca A, Ruilope LM, Rodríguez-Artalejo F. Achievement of cardiometabolic goals in aware hypertensive patients in Spain: a nationwide population-based study. Hypertension 2012;60:898-905.

5.Rodríguez-Pascual C, Vilches-Moraga A, Paredes-Galán E, Ferrero-Martinez AI, Torrente-Carballido M, Rodríguez-Artalejo F. Comprehensive geriatric assessment and hospital mortality among older adults with decompensated heart failure. Am Heart J 2012;164:756-62.

6.Mesas AE, León-Muñoz LM, Guallar-Castillón P, Graciani A, Gutiérrez-Fisac JL, López-García E, Aguilera MT, Banegas JR, Rodríguez-Artalejo F. Obesity-related eating behaviours in the adult population of Spain, 2008-2010. Obes Rev 2012;13:858-67.

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