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Saverio Stranges

Professor & Chair of Epidemiology, Western University

Saverio Stranges is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University, in London, Ontario, Canada. He also holds a cross-appointment as Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Stranges completed his medical education in 1996, and specialty training in Preventive/Public Health Medicine in 2000 in his native country of Italy at the University of Naples Federico II. He then enrolled in a PhD Program in Epidemiology and Environmental Health and had the opportunity to complete the requirements for his degree in the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health (formerly Department of Social & Preventive Medicine) at the State University of New York at Buffalo in the US (2004). In Buffalo, Dr Stranges also started his academic career as an Assistant Professor. From 2006 to 2015, he was a Senior Lecturer and then an Associate Clinical Professor (with tenure) 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 in Canada, Dr. Stranges worked as Scientific Director of the Department of Population Health at the Luxembourg Institute of Health, in Luxembourg, where he still holds a formal role as Scientific Consultant. 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 major chronic disease, as well as healthy aging, specifically regarding the role of lifestyles, nutritional and psychosocial factors, such as alcohol consumption, body fat distribution, micronutrients, dietary patterns and sleep habits. He is also interested in global public health, especially in the area of cardiometabolic disease in low-resource settings, as well as in interdisciplinary research. Over the years, Dr. Stranges has developed substantial expertise in the evaluation of observational and clinical trial data and secondary data analysis of large datasets. 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 180 publications as scientific articles, reviews and book chapters. His published work derives from several population-based studies and clinical trials around the world including: the Nutritional Prevention of Cancer Trial (NPC), Western New York Health Study, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in the US; National Population Health Survey in Canada; UK-PRECISE trial, Whitehall II Study, National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS), Health Survey for England (HSE) in the UK; DK-PRECISE trial in Denmark; EPIC Study and Olivetti Heart Study in Italy; WHO-INDEPTH Network in Africa and Asia; ORISCAV Study and European Health Examination Survey in Luxembourg. Dr. Stranges has completed university teaching certification programs in both the US and the UK, and 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.


  • –present
    Professor & Chair of Epidemiology, Western University


  • 1996 
    Federico II University of Naples Medical School, Italy, MD