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Barengo, Noel Christopher

Title: Assistant Professor

Office: AHC1 342

Phone: 305-348-4356

Email: nbarengo@fiu.edu

Department(s): Medical and Population Health Sciences Research

Biography

Noël C. Barengo joined FIU's Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in March 2016 as assistant professor at the Department of Medical and Population Health Sciences Research.  He 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 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. At the present moment he works as Assistant Professor at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University in the USA.  Dr. Barengo has 16 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. 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 almost 70 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and three book chapters. His H index is 24 and by 2017 his publications have received close to 4000 citations. Some selected publications (full list available by e-mail) Barengo NC, Teuschl Y, Moltchanov V, Laatikainen T, Pekka Jousilahti, Tuomilehto JO. Coronary heart disease incidence and mortality, and all-cause mortality among diabetic and non-diabetic people according to their smoking behavior in Finland. Tobacco Induced Diseases 2017 15:12 DOI 10.1186/s12971-017-0113-3 Barengo NC, Antikainen R, Borodulin K, Harald K, Jousilahti P. Leisure-Time Physical Activity Reduces Total and Cardiovascular Mortality and Cardiovascular Disease Incidence in Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Dec 26. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14694. [Epub ahead of print] 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 Nov;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. 

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.

(full list available by e-mail)