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Professor Oscar Franco Duran

Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), Bern (Switzerland)

Oscar H. Franco works as director of the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) at the University of Bern since June 2018, where he is also Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health (www.ispm.unibe.ch) Oscar trained as MD at Javeriana University, Colombia, qualifying in 1998. Afterwards he completed an MSc (2001), a DSc (2003) and a PhD (2005) in cardiovascular disease prevention and public health at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In 2006 he moved to the UK where he worked for Unilever as senior public health epidemiologist, the University of Warwick as assistant professor in public health and the University of Cambridge as clinical lecturer in public health. Also in the UK he completed a clinical training in public health. In 2012, Oscar moved to ErasmusMC as Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Department of Epidemiology where he lead the cardiovascular epidemiology group and ErasmusAGE. Oscar has a H-index of 94 and has published over 700 articles

Young Investigator Awards Session in Population Sciences

Event: ESC Congress 2021 - The Digital Experience

Topic: Risk Factors and Prevention

Session type: Award Sessions


Tobacco endgame: the roles of e-cigarettes, waterpipe and other forms of smoking

Event: EuroPrevent 2017

Topic: Smoking (Sports Cardiology)

Session type: Symposium


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