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About Saverio Stranges

Dr. Saverio Stranges is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. He holds cross-appointments as Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Medicine. In August 2020, he was also appointed as Director of the Africa Institute at Western University.
Dr. Stranges completed his medical education in 1996, and specialty training in Preventive and Public Health Medicine in 2000 at the University of Naples Federico II. He then completed the requirements for a PhD Program in Epidemiology and Environmental Health in the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2004. In 2005, Dr. Stranges began his academic career as an Assistant Professor at State University of New York before returning to Europe to join the University of Warwick Medical School in the United Kingdom.
From 2006 to 2015, he was an Associate Clinical Professor of Cardiovascular Epidemiology in the Division of Health Sciences at the University of Warwick Medical School in the United Kingdom. In Warwick, Dr. Stranges was also Director of the Academic Clinical Training in Public Health, as well as Honorary Consultant Physician at the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, where he worked in the Lipid and Coronary Prevention outpatient clinics within the Warwickshire Institute for the Study of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. Prior to his appointment at Western University, Dr. Stranges worked as Scientific Director of the Department of Population Health at the Luxembourg Institute of Health.
Dr. Stranges is a medical doctor, public health specialist and chronic disease epidemiologist, with extensive experience in the field of epidemiology and public health research. Dr. Stranges’s research focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of chronic disease and aging, specifically regarding the role of lifestyles, nutritional and psychosocial factors, such as dietary patterns, sleep behaviors and social determinants of health. He is also interested in global health, especially in the area of cardio-metabolic disease in low-resource settings, as well as in interdisciplinary research. Throughout his career, Dr. Stranges has been involved in several international epidemiological projects, clinical trials, secondary data analyses and systematic review work, and has published extensively in the area of chronic disease epidemiology, with over 250 publications as scientific articles, reviews and book chapters (H-index=62). He has received several international awards, in particular for his research on the epidemiology and prevention of cardio-metabolic disease (e.g., American Heart Association). His research has been funded by several international agencies including the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in the UK, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in Canada, the Fonds National de la Recherché (FNR) in Luxembourg, and the European Union. Dr. Stranges has been involved in the teaching and mentoring of undergraduate, master and doctoral students, as well as clinical fellows and junior doctors for over twenty years.
His will provide his expertise in public health and chronic disease epidemiology, as well as in the evaluation of observational data within the “Dementia Prevention Initiative” funded by the Weston Brain Institute.


Present Faculty Member, Western University Global Health Equity
Present Professor and Chair, Western University Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA)
  • 2014 Recipient of the Trudy Bush Fellowships for Cardiovascular Disease Research in Women’s Health, Epidemiology & Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity & Metabolism 2014 Scientific Sessions, March 18-21, 2014, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • 2006 Finalist for the Sandra Daugherty Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Disease or Hypertension Epidemiology at the 46th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, March 2-5, 2006, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • 2004 First Prize for Research in Population Sciences, J. Warren Perry Lecture 2004, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • 1996 Magna Cum Laude, "Federico II" University of Naples Medical School, Italy
  • Andrea Tricco , Saverio Stranges. SPOR REACH Network (SPOR – Guidelines and Systematic Reviews, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, July 2017-2022)
  • Piotr Wilk, Saverio Stranges. Multidisciplinary Initiative for Population Health Research in Chronic Diseases (Collaborative Research Seed Grant, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, April 2017-March 2019)