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Center for Human Nutrition


Eliseo Guallar

Academic Degrees
MD, University of Zaragoza (Spain), 1987; DrPH, Harvard University, 1994
Departmental Affiliation
Joint Departmental Affiliations
Departmental Address
2024 E. Monument St., Room 2-639
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 410-614-0574
Fax: 410-955-0476
Research and Professional Experience

Dr. Guallar’s work focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases, with a special emphasis on environmental exposures such as heavy metals. He is particularly interested in the role of mercury, arsenic, lead, and cadmium in the development of cardiovascular disease. His methodological interests include the determination of threshold effects in epidemiological studies and the application of statistical methods in epidemiological problems.

Dr. Guallar is an Associate Editor of Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Epidemiology, Nutrition Journal, and Environmental Health Perspectives.

Research Interests: Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology, Clinical Epidemiology, Epidemiological Methods


cardiovascular disease epidemiology; epidemiologic methods; polyunsaturated fatty acids; fish oils; heavy metals

Honors and Awards

Fulbright Scholar at the Department of Epidemiology of the Harvard School of Public Health (Harvard University), 1989–1991.

Faculty Innovation Award, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2001-2002.

Scientist Development Award, American Heart Association, 2002-2005.

Fellow of the American Heart Association, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, 2013.

Eliseo Guallar