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EPI/BIO Seminar Series: Manuel Franco, MD, PhD
Start Date: 4/16/2014Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 4/16/2014End Time: 1:30 PM

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Social and Physical
Urban Environments and Cardiovascular Health

Dr.  Franco is Associate Professor at University of Alcalá in Madrid (Spain) and Adjunct   Professor at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore). Dr. Franco´s work focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases and its major risk factors (diet, hypertension, diabetes, obesity). His methodological  interests  include  the  measurement  of  social and  neighborhood  characteristics  related  to  population health.  He is the lead investigator on a new study funded by the European Research Council that will examine neighborhood factors  and  cardiovascular  risk  in  Madrid.    This  longitudinal study will be collecting neighborhood level data (via audits, photos, Google Street view) and linking it to clinical outcomes collected from patients enrolled at the City of Madrid ambulatory care clinics.   Dr. Franco trained in Spain and Germany to obtain his MD and obtained his PhD from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Contact Information:
Name: Nancy Colon-Anderson
Email: nc96@drexel.edu
Nesbitt Hall, Suite 719, 3215 Market Street
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