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Barengo, Noel Christopher

Title: Assistant Professor

Office: AHC1 342

Phone: 305-348-4356


Department(s): Medical and Population Health Sciences Research


Noël C. Barengo was born and raised in Switzerland where he started his academic training. He studied at the University of Zurich (Switzerland), the Karolinska Institute (Sweden) and University of Eastern Finland where he graduated as MD in 1999. Thereafter he completed a Master in Public Health (2001) and a PhD in Public Health (2006) at the University of Eastern Finland (former University of Kuopio). He was given the title of lecturer in public health at the University of Helsinki in Finland in 2009. He has worked as independent consultant in non-communicable diseases for the Pan-American Health Organization, the ASPIRE center in Qatar, the Ministries of Health of Argentina, Colombia and Paraguay.

Currently, Dr. Barengo works at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University as assistant professor at the Department of Medical and Population Health Sciences Research.

Dr. Barengo has 15 years teaching experience in epidemiology, research methods and public health. Among others, he has been teaching biostatistics, public health, health promotion, global health, epidemiology and research methods in pre- and post-graduated programs at several Universities in Europe and Latin America. Until recently, he was hired by the Task Force for Global Health Inc in Atlanta, USA, teaching scientific writing to TEPHINET, an epidemiology training program funded by federal grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Barengo´s primary research interests are prevention and control of diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. Furthermore, his scientific research has been focused on how to control and improve lifestyle habits and risk factors of non-communicable diseases in the population and high-risk groups. He has published close to 60 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and three book chapters. His H index is 23 and by 2016 his publications have received close to 3123 citations.

Selected Publications

Barengo NC, Meneses Echávez JF, Ramírez-Vélez R, CohenDD, Tovar G, Correa Bautista JE. The Impact of the FIFA 11+ Training Program in Injury Prevention in Football Players: A Systematic Review. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014;11(11):11986-12000.

Barengo NC, Antikainen R, Kastarinen M, Laatikainen T, Tuomilehto J. The effects of control of systolic and diastolic hypertension on cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in a community-based population cohort. J Hum Hypertens. 2013;27(11):693-7.

Barengo NC, Tuomilehto JO. Diabetes: Exercise benefits in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Nat. Rev. Endocrinol. 2012;8(11):635-6.

Barengo NC, Katoh S, Moltchanov V, Tajima N, Tuomilehto J. The Diabetes-Cardiovascular Risk Paradox: Results from a Finnish Population-Based Prospective Study. Eur Heart J. 2008;29(15)1889-95.

Barengo NC, Hu G, Kastarinen M, Lakka TA, Pekkarinen H, Nissinen A, Tuomilehto J. Physical activity as predictor of treated hypertension among 25-64 year-old populations in Finland. J Hypertens. 2005;23(2):293-299.

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