Manuel’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 in food environment and the risk of CVD. He studies population characteristics and CVD risk to highlight the relevance of population strategies to prevent CVD.
He is the Principal Investigator of the European Research Council Starting Grant Heart Healthy Hoods studying urban characteristics in relation to eating patterns, physical activity levels, smoking and alcohol consumption.
Check this website to know more about his research: https://hhhproject.eu/
- Project: Social and Physical Urban Environment and Cardiovascular Health: The Much Needed Population Approach (HeartHealthyHoods)
- Host Institution: Universidad De Alcala, Spain
- Call details: Starting Grant (StG), SH3, ERC-2013-StG
- Project at the ERC: https://erc.europa.eu/projects-and-results/erc-funded-projects/hearthealthyhoods?retain-filters=1