Harvard Catalyst Profiles

Contact, publication, and social network information about Harvard faculty and fellows.

Miguel A Martinez Gonzalez


Universidad de Granada, SpainM.D06/1980Medicine
Universidad de Granada, SpainMPH1993Public Health and health systems management.
Universidad de Granada, SpainPh.D1993Epidemiology
Universitario San Cecilio, Granada, SpainResidency1982Cardiology
Hospital Universitario San Cecilio, Granada, SpainResidency (Medical Internal Resident)1994Preventive Medicine, and Public Health
Universidad de Granada, SpainUniversity Master in Public Health1992Public Health
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, SpainDiploma in Statistical methods in health sciences,1993Statistical methods ins health
Grace Goldsmith Award
Award to the best presentation (abstract): “Cambios en la ingesta de nutrientes en 1.101 participant
Award to the best published paper in Epidemiology,
Award to the best published paper in Epidemiology
Award to the best presentation. XV Congreso Nacional y IV Internacional de MP
Award to the best Investigator in Nutrition in Spain
Nutrition & Santé Medical Award
2nd Award to the most frequently cited paper in the Spanish Journal of Cardiology
Award in Research on Olive oil (Premio OLIDUERO a la I+D+i en el campo de la Oleicultura
Rankin-Skatrud Lecture
VII Edition Paseo del Mérito Award
Award for the best article published on olive oil,
"Good Cholesterol"
Best article published in Clinical Cardiology.
NATIONAL AWARD FOR RESEARCH IN MEDICINE - Premio Nacional de Investigación Gregorio Marañón
Honorary Scholar

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 more than 30 years of experience in epidemiologic research on the fields of nutrition and chronic disease. He has been the director of >40 doctoral theses, many of them received outstanding recognition. He has published more than 1000 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals [h-index(google)>150.] His publications have been cited around 100,000 times ( http://medpreventiva.es/RsE9LK)

Dr. Martinez Gonzalez has also published more than 20 books, such as "Salud a ciencia cierta, 6ª ed. (Planeta, 2018)" , "Qué comes (Planeta, 2020)", “La sanidad en llamas (Planeta,2021)”, "Bioestadistica amigable, 4th ed. (Elsevier, 2020)", "Salmones, hormonas y pantallas" (Planeta, 2023) and “Conceptos de Salud Pública y estrategias preventivas, 3rd ed." (Elsevier, 2023)". Dr. Martinez Gonzalez was founder (and Chair during 27 years) of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Navarra and Professor at the Medical School. He has been the principal investigator in >20 funded Research pPojects, including the Advanced Research Grant from the European Research Council (ERC, 2014-2019) to develop the PREDIMED-PLUS trial (http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/188509_en.html) and a second Advanced Research Grant from ERC to develop the University of Navarra Alumni Trialists Initiative (UNATI), the largest randomized trial ever conducted on alcohol and health (2023-2028).
Additionally, Dr. Martinez Gonzalez was the founder (and its Principal Investigator during >20 years) 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 2006-2013, Dr. Martinez Gonzalez was the Coordinator of the PREDIMED randomized trial through a Research Network Grant (RD 06/0041) funded by the Spanish National Institutes of Health Carlos III [ISCII-PREDIMED Research Network (www.predimed.es)]. The PREDIMED study is the largest randomized trial on diet and health conducted in Europe. Dr. Martinez Gonzalez is also the Principal Investigator-head of the CIBER-OBN group.
He has been co-Principal Investigator together with Prof. Frank B. Hu of several R01 grants funded by the NHLBI and NIDDK to investigate the role of metabolomics in the PREDIMED trial. He was awarded with the Grace Goldsmith Award from the American College of Nutrition (2013) and he was honored to pronounce the 42nd Rankin-Skatrud Lecture (Univ. of Wisconsin, 2016).
In 2023 he received the most important Research Award in Spain from the King and Queen of the nation, the Gregorio Maranon Award in Medicine.
In 2023 he was also invited to pronounce the 18th Stare-Hegsted lecture by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health (October 2nd, 2023).

The research activities and funding listed below are automatically derived from NIH ExPORTER and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing items. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
  1. R01DK102896 (HU, FRANK B) Sep 1, 2014 - Aug 31, 2020
    Dietary Interventions, Metabolites, and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  2. R01HL118264 (HU, FRANK B ;LAMUELA-RAVENTÓS, ROSA ;MARTINEZ GONZALEZ, MIGUEL A.) Jul 15, 2013 - Feb 28, 2026
    Mediterranean diet, Metabolites, and Cardiovascular Disease
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Local representatives can answer questions about the Profiles website or help with editing a profile or issues with profile data. For assistance with this profile: SPH faculty should contact Faculty Affairs at facultyaffairshsph.harvard.edu.
Martinez Gonzalez's Networks
Click the
buttons for more information and interactive visualizations!
Same Department 
Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.