The Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Population Genetics area at the CNIC is committed to performing high-quality and high-impact population research on the environmental, individual and genetic risk factors that are causally related to cardiovascular disease.
Cardiovascular Epidemiology studies the distribution of cardiovascular diseases and their genetic, environmental, lifestyle, and social determinants in human populations. Epidemiologic methods are designed to obtain unbiased evidence to test scientific hypotheses and to characterize the health status of human populations. Epidemiological studies integrate basic science, clinical data, and population-level factors to better understand the occurrence, the natural history, and the prognosis of cardiovascular disease. Epidemiologic data provide the quantitative foundation needed in clinical cardiovascular research, and constitute the basis for the public health campaigns to control and eliminate cardiovascular diseases.
The Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Population Genetics area aims to:
Training programs are developed in collaboration with the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.