Grand Rounds Lecture - Studying the Impact of Urban Food Environments on Diet and Health: Lessons from Madrid and Baltimore
Grand Rounds Lecture
Studying the Impact of Urban Food Environments on Diet and Health: Lessons from Madrid and Baltimore
November 7 | 4pm - 5:30pm | Room 708 | RSVP
Manuel Franco, MD, PhD
Associate Professor University of Alcalá, Madrid and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Manuel Franco is the Principal Investigator of the European Research Council Starting Grant Heart Healthy Hoods studying urban characteristics in relation to eating patterns, physical activity levels, smoking and alcohol consumption.
Franco is also the PI of the Participatory Project on food in the cities: Photovoice Villaverde
Franco trained in medicine both in Madrid, Spain and Berlin, Germany. As a Fulbright Scholar he joined the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to obtain his PhD and Post Doctoral fellowship working in the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA study) in the Department of Epidemiology.
He has published over 60 peer reviewed articles and written several book chapters. He has been the PI of a dozen international projects totaling over €2.5 million.
Franco´s work focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and its major risk factors. He studies how different social characteristics relate to CVD and CVD risk factors as dietary patterns, hypertension, diabetes and obesity. He is particularly interested on food environment and the risk of CVD. He studies population characteristics and CVD risk highlighting the relevance of population strategies to prevent CVD.
His methodological interests include the measurement of social and neighborhood characteristics related to population health outcomes. His research interests include social epidemiology, urban health, cardiovascular epidemiology and prevention, epidemiological methods.
November 7, 2018
4:00 PM — 5:30 PM
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy
55 West 125th Street, 7th Floor