Adjunct Faculty

Miguel A Martinez Gonzalez

Adjunct Professor of Nutrition



Dr. Martinez Gonzalez is a PhD in medicine, epidemiologist, professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Navarra and researcher in nutrition. He obtained the chair after national habilitation at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Malaga (2005). He completed several stays as "visiting scholar" at Harvard University (Department of Nutrition), and since 2016 he is Adjunct Professor at the Department of Nutrition, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, USA (
Dr. Martinez Gonzalez was also Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Navarra, (during 2004-2007). He has 3 sexennia of research (the last one was granted in 2015). He has been the director of 34 doctoral theses, 12 of them received outstanding recognition. Dr. Martinez Gonzalez has published more than 800 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals [h-index (WoS)98; h-index(google)132.] His publications has been cited more than 75,000 times (
Dr. Martinez Gonzalez has also published more than 20 books, such as “La sanidad en llamas”, "Qué comes (2020)" "Salud a ciencia cierta, 6ª ed. (Planeta, 2018)", " Bioestadistica amigable, 3rd ed. (Elsevier, 2014)" and " “Conceptos de Salud Pública y estrategias preventivas (Elsevier, 2018)". Dr. Martinez Gonzalez is currently chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Navarra and Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and has been the principal investigator in more than 20 funded research projects, including the Advanced Research Grant from the European Research Council (2014-2019) to develop the PREDIMED-PLUS study ( Additionally, Dr. Martinez Gonzalez is the founder and Principal Investigator of the SUN project ("Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra"), an ongoing, multipurpose, prospective and dynamic cohort which includes more than 23,000 Spanish university graduates (http:// During the period of 2006-2013, Dr. Martinez Gonzalez was the coordinator of the PREDIMED Centers Network (RD 06/0041) financed by the Insituto de Salud Carlos III [PREDIMED Research Network (]. The PREDIMED study is the largest randomized trial on diet and health conducted in Europe. Furthermore, Dr. Martinez Gonzalez was the Coordinator and Principal Investigator (Navarra) of the PREDIMED study and Principal Investigator-head of the CIBER-OBN group. In 2013 he was awarded with the Grace Goldsmith Award from the American College of Nutrition and in 2016 he gave the 42nd Rankin-Skatrud Lecture (Univ. of Wisconsin).

M.D, 06/1980, Medicine
Universidad de Granada, Spain

Residency, 1982, Cardiology
Universitario San Cecilio, Granada, Spain

University Master in Public Health, 1992, Public Health
Universidad de Granada, Spain

Diploma in Statistical methods in health sciences,, 1993, Statistical methods ins health
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

MPH, 1993, Public Health and health systems management.
Universidad de Granada, Spain

Ph.D, 1993, Epidemiology
Universidad de Granada, Spain

Residency (Medical Internal Resident), 1994, Preventive Medicine, and Public Health
Hospital Universitario San Cecilio, Granada, Spain

Award to the best presentation (abstract): “Cambios en la ingesta de nutrientes en 1.101 participant
Spanish Society of Nutrition and Dietetics (AEDN

Award to the best published paper in Epidemiology,
Spanish Society of Epidemiology

Award to the best published paper in Epidemiology
EJE Group

Award to the best presentation. XV Congreso Nacional y IV Internacional de MP
Sociedad Española de Medicina Preventiva, Salud Pública e Higiene

Award to the best Investigator in Nutrition in Spain
Spanish Academy of Nutrition

Nutrition & Santé Medical Award
Weight Management

Grace Goldsmith Award
American College of Nutrition

2nd Award to the most frequently cited paper in the Spanish Journal of Cardiology
Spanish Society of Cardiology, Sociedad Española de Cardiología

Award in Research on Olive oil (Premio OLIDUERO a la I+D+i en el campo de la Oleicultura
Grupo Matarromera

Rankin-Skatrud Lecture
University of Wisconsin

VII Edition Paseo del Mérito Award
Pago de Tharsys Wineries

Award for the best article published on olive oil,
Andalusian Medical Association. Seville, Spain

"Good Cholesterol"
Award from the HDL-Cholesterol Guild, Avilés, Spain

Best article published in Clinical Cardiology.
Spanish Society of Cardiology-Spanish Journal of Cardiology