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Research Interests

manuel, franco, epidemiology, prevention, cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, social epidemiology, healthy food availability, stores, neighborhood

Experiences & Accomplishments
Universidad Complutense
Johns Hopkins University

Manuel Franco trained both in Madrid, Spain and Berlin, Germany to obtain his MD. As Fulbright Scholar he came to 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.

Dr. Franco´s work focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and its major risk factors. Manuel Franco 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 mortality to highlight the relevance of population strategies to prevent CVD.

His methodological interest include the measurement of social and neighbourhood characteristics related to population health outcomes as well as psychosocial individual traits related to health outcomes.

Research Interests:

  • Social epidemiology

  • Neighborhood health effects

  • Cardiovascular disease epidemiology

  • Cardiovascular disease prevention

  • Epidemiological methods

Dr. Franco teaches courses on social epidemiology, cardiovascular epidemiology and cardiovascular prevention.

To check the latest version of his CV, please click here

Honors & Awards
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Heart Healthy Hoods European Research Council Project