About Tomás Nuño, Ph.D.
Tomás Nuño, Ph.D., research assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He has a joint appointment in the Division of Public Health Practice and Translational Research in the Mel and Eunid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona.
Dr. Nuño conducts research on chronic disease disparities among underserved populations, particularly cardiovascular disease and diabetes prevention.
His work has focused on supporting underserved communities in Arizona and the study of health disparities and prevention of diseases such Type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, especially among LatinX populations. His leadership in public health and expertise and research on health disparities among minority populations emboldens participation from those who have traditionally been underrepresented in biomedical research.
Dr. Nuño received a three-year National Cancer Institute Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities grant as part of the University of Arizona Cancer Center R25T Cancer Prevention and Control Translational Research Training Program.
* Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Prevention Control, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2015
* Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Outcomes and Comparative Effectiveness Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2012
* Ph.D. in Epidemiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2011
* MA in Economics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2001
* BS in Managerial Economics, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, 1993
* 2003 NIH/IMSD Scholar, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Arizona
* 2003-2005 Project EXPORT Fellowship, University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
* 2003-2010 More Graduate Education at Mountain States Alliance Fellowship
* 2004-2005 University of Arizona Zuckerman College of Public Health Yuma Friends Young Investigator Award
* 2007 AACR Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award
* 2007 Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools FRONTERA Training Program, College of Medicine, University of Arizona
* 2008 APHA Annual Meeting, Epidemiology Section Outstanding Student Abstract Award
* 2009 AACR Susan G. Komen® for the Cure Scholar-in-Training Award
* 2011 Arizona Area Health Education Center (AzAHEC) Clinical Outcomes and Comparative Effectiveness Research Fellowship
* 2012 NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences Diversity Supplement Award
* 2013 Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools 2013 Hispanic Health Services Research Scholars Award
* 2014 AACR Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities Scholar-in-Training Award
* 2015 NIH Loan Repayment Program Recipient – Health Disparities Program
* 2015-2016 NIH/NHLBI Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE), Advanced Health Disparities Training Program, Tucson, AZ
* 2017 NHLBI Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research Junior Faculty Diversity Supplement Award
* 2020 NIH Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program at the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) – Member of review panel for program announcement entitled, “Community Interventions to Address the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic among Health Disparity and Vulnerable Populations” (PAR-20-237)
* García F, Nuño T, and Mitchell AL. Cervical Cancer Prevention. In Fundamentals of Cancer Prevention and Control, 2nd Edition. Eds. David S. Alberts and Lisa M. Hess, 2008.
* Nuño T, Bowling J, and García F. Cervical Cancer Prevention. In Fundamentals of Cancer Prevention and Control, 3rd Edition. Eds. David S. Alberts and Lisa M. Hess, 2013.
* García F, Barker B, Santos C, Méndez E, Nuño T, Giuliano A, and Davis J. Cross-sectional study of patient and physician collected cervical cytology and human papillomavirus. Obstet Gynecol. 102(2); 266-272, 2003 August. PMID: 12907098.
* Baldwin S, Santos C, Méndez E, Nuño T, Giuliano A, Davis J, and García F. Comparison of type-specific human papillomavirus data from self and clinician directed sampling. Gynecol Oncol. 97(2); 612-617, 2005 May. PMID: 15863168.
* Leybas-Amedia V, Nuño T, and García F. Effect of acculturation and income on Hispanic women’s health. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 16(4) Supp A; 128-141, 2005 November. PMID: 16327101.
* Mitchell A, Newton JM, Brite K, Einspahr J, Ellis M, Davis J, Nuño T, and García F. Cox-2 expression in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and vulvar cancer. J Lower Gen Tract Dis. 11(2); 80-85, 2007 April. PMID: 17415111.
* Nodora J, Nuño T, O’Day K, Yrun V, and García F. Barriers and Facilitators to Mexican-American Participation in Clinical Trials: Physician and Patient Focus Group Perspectives. Health. 2(7); 742-752, 2010 July.
* Rosales C, Nuño T, Dieke A, Galvez FN, Dutton RJ, Guerrero R, Dulin P, Jimenez EA, Granillo B, and deZapien J. U.S.-Mexico cross-border workforce training needs: survey implementation. J Inj Violence Res. 3(1); 1-11, 2011 January. PMCID: PMC3134923.
* Nuño T, Martinez ME, Harris RB, and García F. Assessment of a Promotora Educational Strategy to Promote Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening in a Rural Community along the U.S.-Mexico Border. Cancer Causes & Control. 22(3); 367-374, 2011 March. PMID: 21184267.
* Brown SR, Nuño T, Joshweseoma L, Begay RC, Goodluck C, and Harris RB. Impact of a community-based breast cancer screening program on Hopi women. Preventive Medicine. 52(5); 390-393, 2011 May. PMCID: PMC3113717.
* Nuño T, Castle PE, Harris RB, Estrada A, and García F. Breast and cervical cancer screening utilization among Hispanic women living near the U.S.-Mexico border. Journal of Women’s Health. 20(5); 685-693, 2011 May. PMID: 21428792.
* Nuño T, Gerald JK, Harris RB, Martinez ME, Estrada A, and García F. Comparison of breast and cervical cancer screening among rural and urban Hispanic and American Indian women in the U.S. Southwest. Cancer Causes and Control. 23(8); 1333-1341, 2012 August. PMID: 22710745.
* Nuño T and García F. The LAST Project and its Implications for Clinical Care. Obstet Gynecol Clin N Am. 40(2); 225-233. 2013 June. PMCID: PMC3741685.
* Min AA, Leetch A, Nuño T, and Fiorello AB. How well will you FIT? Use of a modified MMI to assess applicants’ compatibility with an emergency medicine residency program. Medical Education Online. 21; 29587. 2016 February. http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/meo.v21.29587. PMCID: PMC4740091.
* Abdy N, Martinez R, Chea I, Boczar B, Nuño T, Woolridge D A pilot study demonstrating the efficacy of transcutaneous bilirubin meters to quantitatively differentiate contusions from Congenital Dermal Melanocytosis. Child Abuse Negl. 24; 108-112. 2018 March. PMID: 29587197
* Denninghoff KR, Nuño T, Pauls Q, Yeatts SD, Silbergleit R, Palesch YY, Merck LH, Manley GT, Wright DW. (2017). Prehospital Intubation is Associated with Favorable Outcomes and Lower Mortality in ProTECT III. Prehosp Emerg Care, 21(5), 539-44. PMID: 28489506
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