Professor Fernando Artalejo (Spain)

Professor Rodríguez Artalejo graduated in 1983 with a degree in medicine and in 1986 with a doctorate in preventive medicine and public health, both from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. After further postdoctoral training at the University of Massachusetts and Tufts University, he moved to the Ministry of Health of Spain where he held responsibilities in the area of epidemiology and health planning. Following a stint as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, he is now Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.

Professor Rodríguez Artalejo’s research, which has resulted in over 350  publications, has focused on non-cardiac factors influencing the development of cardiovascular disease — particularly lifestyle factors. He is also actively engaged in public health and research policy through his membership of a number of committees, including the Executive Board of CIBERESP (Center for Network Research on Epidemiology and Public health) at the Spanish Ministry of Health, the External Scientific Advisory Committee of the Ramón y Cajal Institute for Biomedical Research, the Research Committee of the Instituto de Salud Carlos III and the Lilly Foundation.

Professor Rodríguez Artalejo joined the EACHR in 2012.