23/05/2016 - 12:00 - Sala Marie Curie

Urban environments and cardiovascular prevention: The heart healthy hoods project

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Manuel Franco Tejero

Social and Cardiovascular Research Group, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain. Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Baltimore, USA

Manuel Franco, from the University of Alcalá, Spain, is interested in the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and its major risk factors. He studies how different social characteristics relate to CVD and CVD risk factors such as dietary patterns, hypertension, diabetes and obesity. In particular, he is interested in food environment and the risk of CVD. His research also aims to study population characteristics and CVD mortality to highlight the relevance of population strategies to prevent CVD. He will talk about the Heart Healthy Hoods Project. He has been invited by Montse Fitó (IMIM).