Dr Miguel Ángel Martínez-González
Miguel Ángel Martínez-González is a Spanish medical doctor, epidemiologist, professor, and nutrition researcher. Currently, Martínez-González is the Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at University of Navarra at the Medical School and Principal Investigator of an Advanced Research Grant of the European Research Council for funding the predimedplus trial.
Martínez-González is also the 'Principal Investigator' of the SUN cohort study, and he was (2006-2013) the Coordinator of the several centers included in the PREDIMED Network. He is one of the best known worldwide experts in the Mediterranean diet and has comprehensively studied the nutritional determinants of obesity in the Spanish population. His self-help book in Spanish “Salud a ciencia cierta” (Planeta, 2018) provides useful tools to improve healthy habits and food choices.
He was awarded with the Grace Goldsmith Award (American College of Nutrition, 2013 and the Rankin-Skatrud lecture (Univ. of Wisconsin, 2016).
On September 2016 he was appointed Adjunct Professor at the Department of Nutrition of Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. He is the co-PI together with Frank B. Hu of two on-going grants funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).