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Tomas Nuño PhD

Tomas  Nuño PhD

Assistant Research Professor

Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department

1656 E. Mabel Street
Medical Research Building 115
PO Box: PO Box 245211
Tucson AZ 85724
(520) 626-1929


Tomas Nuño, PhD is an Assistant Research Professor in the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. Dr. Nuño completed his PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Arizona. Upon completion of his doctoral degree, Dr. Nuño was awarded a postdoctoral research fellowship with the Arizona Area Health Education Center-funded Clinical Outcomes and Comparative Effectiveness Research Academic Fellowship Program. The goal of the fellowship program was to provide training in clinical outcomes and comparative effectiveness research, with a specific focus on primary care for rural and underserved patients, families, and communities in Arizona. Dr. Nuño then received a three-year National Cancer Institute Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities postdoctoral fellowship grant. Dr. Nuño subsequently received a three-year junior faculty administrative supplement to a funded R01 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to explore tools and practices to decrease cardiovascular disease (CVD) and complications among Hispanic diabetics in Mexico and Arizona. Dr. Nuño is a co-investigator on three Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded Prevention Research Center projects, the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Precision Aging Network, and the Arizona Center for Tobacco Cessation. Dr. Nuño serves as Co-Lead for Engagement of the All of Us Research Program in Arizona.

Dr. Nuño’s program of research addresses the issues of chronic disease prevention and disparities among underserved populations. Particular areas of research include CVD and type-2 diabetes prevention and outcomes among Hispanic populations in the United States. The over-arching aim of his program of research is to identify disparities in health outcomes and to find methods to prevent and control chronic diseases, using a socioecological model perspective, among Hispanics and other underserved populations. He has expertise with population-based research and utilization of large national databases, including the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program. He has a growing field of research in social and behavioral epidemiology, implementation science, and community-based interventions. Dr. Nuño enjoys working with diverse faculty, students, staff, and community in a multidisciplinary team-science approach.

Research and Academic Interests and Expertise

Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Disparities
Social and Behavioral Epidemiology
Epidemiologic Methods
Cancer Prevention and Control
Hispanic Health

Currently Teaching

EPI 309: Introduction to Epidemiology (Fall)
EPI 309: Introduction to Epidemiology (Spring)

Languages Spoken

Spanish and English

Curriculum Vitae: 

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