Noël C. Barengo
Dr. Noël C. Barengo works as associate professor at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University in the USA, Florida International University in Miami, US. 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 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. Dr. Barengo has 20 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 close to 140 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and contributed three book chapters. His H index is 36 and by 2023 his publications have received over 10,000 citations. Dr Barengo is the current chair of the FIU Faculty Senate.