Dr Giovanni Veronesi presentation
Dr Giovanni Veronesi from the University of Insubria, Italy, was in attendance at the University on Friday 04 May and provided a presentation on: “Understanding the link between socio – economic status and cardiovascular outcomes: methodological challenges and future directions”
The presentation slides can be accessed here.
Giovanni Veronesi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in biostatistics at the Research Center in Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Insubria (Varese, Italy). He trained in biostatistics at Milan, University of Bicocca, and Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina. His major field of applied research is cardiovascular disease epidemiology, mainly using observational data from prospective cohorts or population-based registries. In particular, his interests cover absolute risk prediction models; psychosocial, job-related and behavioral risk factors; and social inequalities in cardiovascular outcomes. On the latter topic, he led the statistical analyses of the European cohorts included into the MORGAM Project, a multinational collaborative studies with about 130.000 participants from 48 populations. These analyses investigated the increment in predictive accuracy due to the addition of a social class indicator to standard risk prediction scores; estimated the social gradient in coronary heart disease and stroke incidence, and their major determinants; addressed the interplay between risk factors and social class on cardiovascular disease risk. Overall, he has published over 50 scientific papers in the last 5 years.