Tomás Nuño

Tomas Nuño, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Director, Biostatistics and Epidemiology


1609 N. Warren Ave.
BRL D109
(520) 626-1379
(520) 626-2480

Tomas Nuño, PhD is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Nuño completed his PhD in Epidemiology in August 2011 at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Upon completion of his doctorate, Dr. Nuño was awarded a postdoctoral research fellowship with the Arizona Area Health Education Center-funded Clinical Outcomes and Comparative Effectiveness Research Academic Fellowship Program. The goal of the fellowship program was to provide training in clinical outcomes and comparative effectiveness research, with a specific focus on primary care for rural and underserved patients, families, and communities in Arizona and its interface with specialty and tertiary care. In September 2012, 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.

Dr. Nuño’s program of research addresses the issues of chronic disease disparities among underserved populations. A main focus is out-of-hospital cardiac arrest outcomes among Hispanics in the United States. Dr. Nuño utilizes data and resources from the nationally renowned Save Hearts in Arizona Registry & Education (AZ SHARE) Program. The over-arching aim of his program of research is to identify disparities in health outcomes and to find methods to prevent and control cardiovascular disease and cancer among Hispanics and other underserved populations. He has expertise with population-based research and utilization of large national databases, including the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program, and the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. He has a growing field of work and research with behavioral epidemiology and community-based interventions. Dr. Nuño enjoys working with diverse faculty, fellows, residents, and students in a transdisciplinary team-science approach.


PhD: 2011, Epidemiology, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Research and Academic Interests and Expertise

Cardiovascular disease health disparities
Cancer prevention and control
Hispanic health
Epidemiologic methods

Selected Recent Publications