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Maurizio Trevisan

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Maurizio Trevisan

Dean, Medical Professor

Harris Hall 107
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Since 2007, Dr. Trevisan has led the Health Sciences System, a statewide collaboration of Nevada higher education health sciences and professional programs.  The system, which includes eight different colleges and universities across the state, focuses on coordinating these institutions' efforts to train and retain physicians and other health care professionals to practice in Nevada.  

Prior to moving to Nevada, Dr. Trevisan served as professor in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at SUNY University at Buffalo and founding dean of the School of Public Health and Health Professions.  He joined SUNY Buffalo in 1985 as an assistant professor and since 2007 has held the title SUNY distinguished professor emeritus.

As a researcher, he has authored more than 250 publications, which have appeared in such high-impact journals as the "Journal of the American Medical Association," "Annals of Internal Medicine" and "The New England Journal of Medicine."  He has extensive experience directing and conducting multi-center and international collaborative studies, as well.


M.S., 1989, State University of New York at Buffalo

M.D., 1977, University of Naples Medical School, Italy

Research Interests

Dr. Trevisan's research interests focus on the role of lifestyle and metabolic factors in the etiology and prevention of cardiovascular disease, with a special focus on the role of diet and alcohol use.  More recently, he has focused on the relationship between oral and systemic health, such as ties between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease and the role of infection and inflammation.


"Patterns of Wine Drinking in the USA and Europe: Implications for Health," Universita Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Campobasso, Italy, October 7-8, 2010   
"Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases," Alexander Dawson Center, Las Vegas, NV, July 28, 2010.   
"Periodontal Disease/Infection and Cardiovascular Disease," University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, NV, April 21, 2009.   
Sigma Phi Alpha, Continuing Education Lecture, "Periodontal Disease/Infection and Cardiovascular Disease," Las Vegas, NV, April 18, 2009.   
Division of Health Sciences Interdisciplinary Research Scholarship Day, "Interdisciplinary Research: Why and How", Guest Speaker, University of Nevada –Las Vegas, NV, April 10, 2008.   
Periodontal Disease and Cardiovascular Disease: Fact or Fiction, Guest Speaker, Nevada Cancer Institute –Las Vegas, NV, January 29, 2008.   
50th Anniversary of the Orvis School of Nursing, "The Health Sciences System;Building a Stronger, Healthier Nevada", Guest Speaker, University of Nevada –Reno, NV, January 26, 2008.   
Leadership Retreat, "Transforming the School of Medicine and Public Health: Perspectives from a School of Public Health Dean", Guest Speaker. University of Wisconsin –Madison, WI. April 26-27, 2007.   
The Scottsdale Project: "The Independent Study Initiative for Collaboration in Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Periodontal Disease Intervention", Panelist. Scottsdale, AZ. April 10-13, 2007.   
Institute for Advanced Oral and Physical Health, Winter Roundtable, "Integrating Public Health with Health Professions", Moderator. Philadelphia, PA. February 15, 2007.   
Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Centro di Ricerca e Formazione ad Alta Technologia nelle Scienze Biomediche (Italy) "Is a Healthy Mouth a Gateway to a Healthy Heart: The Link Between Periodontal and Cardiovascular Disease".Campobasso, Italy, November 10, 2005.

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