Francesco Cappuccio

University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Francesco Cappuccio moved to Warwick in July 2005 to take up the newly established Cephalon Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine and Epidemiology. He works as a Cardiovascular Physician, as a Clinical Epidemiologist, and a Public Health Expert. After obtaining his medical degree in Naples, he moved to Britain where he was trained at Charing Cross Hospital, St George's Hospital Medical School, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in London. In 2000, he became a Professor of clinical epidemiology and primary care at St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London. His main interests are in the prevention, detection, and management of hypertension and its complications of the heart, brain, kidneys, and the circulation. His research interests are the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, nutrition and health, metabolic abnormalities and cardiovascular risk, risk in ethnic minorities, both in developed and developing countries. He leads a multidisciplinary research group with a number of research objectives: to develop and establish a program of national and international cardiovascular epidemiology, to develop and establish a significant national and international program of research into sleep, health, and society, to facilitate clinical research into sleep disorders, and to assist the development of undergraduate and postgraduate education into sleep medicine and its impact on health and society. He serves as the Director of the ESH Centre of Excellence in Hypertension and Cardiometabolic Research and as a Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nutrition. He works as a Technical Expert to WHO and PAHO and as the Executive Committee Member of the British Hypertension Society.

Biography Updated on 3 January 2011

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