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Professor Charles Agyemang

Amsterdam UMC - Location Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam (Netherlands (The))

Charles Agyemang is a Professor of Global Migration, Ethnicity & Health at Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam. He received his PhD from Erasmus Medical Centre, University of Rotterdam, and Master degree at Edinburgh University Medical School. His research is focused on ethnic inequalities in cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and CVDs in low- and middle-income countries. He is the principal investigator of the RODAM study – European Commission funded project on gene-environmental interaction on obesity & diabetes among African migrants (http://www.rod-am.eu/). He is a fellow of the European Research Council (ERC) under the Consolidation Award Programme for top scientists in Europe. Charles is currently the Vice President of the Migrant Health section of the European Public health Association. He was member of the WHO taskforce on NCDs in Migrants and also as a member and rapporteur of the Planning Committee for WHO Global Consultation on Migrant Health.

Cardiovascular disease incidence and survival: Are migrants always worse off?

Event: EuroPrevent 2017

Topic: Psycho-social factors

Session: Social inequalities in cardiovascular disease and prevention

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