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Project ID: 336893
Funded under: FP7-IDEAS-ERC
Country: Spain

Periodic Report Summary 2 - HEARTHEALTHYHOODS (Social and Physical Urban Environment and Cardiovascular Health: The Much Needed Population Approach)

The main objective of the ERC StG 336893 HeartHealthyHoods (HHH) project is to study the associations between the social and physical features of the urban environment and population cardiovascular health in the city of Madrid.

The HHH project offered the opportunity to build an interdisciplinary research group currently including pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students, co-researchers and technicians from the fields of public health, social and clinical epidemiology, primary health care, geography, sociology, anthropology, nursing and biology. This interdisciplinary, young, and motivated team has already made several scientific achievements using different and complementary approaches and methodologies.

The HHH research team has already made substantial scientific contributions in this first 2,5 years through the publication of 12 scientific international articles, three book chapters and one book.
The HHH research team has obtained further funding in competitive research grants for a total budget over 500.000€ through five sub-studies expanding the HHH project in different aspects and methods. We were also able to secure extra funding for four pre-doctoral students through highly competitive career development fellowships.

The HHH project has been presented worldwide in different international scientific conferences and top-tier institutions. The HHH project has established international collaborations with excellent researchers, such as Professor Jamie Pearce (University of Edinburgh and former PI of the ERC-2010-StG Grant 263501 PHYBEHI), Dr. Basile Chaix (PI of the MobiliSense ERC Consolidator Grant 2014), Ana Diez-Roux (Dean of the Drexel University School of Public Health in Philadelphia), Javier Nieto (Dean of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University), Luisa Borrell (Professor of Epidemiology at City University of New York), and professors Thomas Glass and Joel Gittelsohn (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health).

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