Prof. dr. O. (Oscar) H. Franco, MD, PhD, FESC, FFPH

Professor & Director, University Medical Center Utrecht

Oscar H. Franco worked as director of the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) at the University of Bern since June 2018, where he was also Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health. Oscar trained as MD at Javeriana University, Colombia, qualifying in 1998. Afterwards he completed an MSc (2001), a DSc (2003) and a PhD (2005) in cardiovascular disease prevention and public health at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In 2006 he moved to the UK where he worked for Unilever as senior public health epidemiologist, the University of Warwick as assistant professor in public health and the University of Cambridge as clinical lecturer in public health. Also in the UK he completed a clinical training in public health. In 2012, Oscar moved to Erasmus MC as Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Department of Epidemiology where he lead the cardiovascular epidemiology group and ErasmusAGE (Source: ESC 365).

Today Oscar works as Professor and Director Public Health at Utrecht University/University Medical Center Utrecht.