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 (https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/miguel-martinez-gonzalez/)
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 ( http://medpreventiva.es/RsE9LK)
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 (http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/188509_en.html) 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:// medpreventiva.es/xZd6Hh). 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 (www.predimed.es)]. 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).