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Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Alvaro  Alonso

Professor

Faculty, Epidemiology

Alvaro Alonso earned his M.D. and Ph.D. in epidemiology at the University of Navarra, Spain, and later conducted postdoctoral research at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. He was faculty member at the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, between 2007 and 2016, and joined the Rollins School of Public Health in 2016. Dr. Alonso's research interests lie in the epidemiology of cardiovascular and neurological diseases. His recent work has focused on the epidemiology of atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias, and on the cardiovascular determinants of cognitive decline and dementia.

Projects:

  • The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. The ARIC study is a prospective epidemiologic study in four US communities designed to investigate the causes of atherosclerosis and its clinical outcomes. Within ARIC, Dr. Alonso is involved in studies focused on the epidemiology of atrial fibrillation and its complications, as well as in the ARIC Neurocognitive Study (ARIC-NCS), an ancillary study to ARIC aimed to understand the cardiovascular influeces to cognitive decline and dementia.

  • Comparative effectiveness of anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation. Using two large administrative databases (MarketScan, from Truven Health Analysics, and Clinformatics, from Optum), Dr. Alonso and colleagues are studying the risk and benefits of different treatments used in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Expertise:

Cardiovascular disease epidemiology and prevention, Neuroepidemiology

Contact Information

1518 Clifton Road, NE

Atlanta , GA 30322

1518-002-3BB

Phone: 404-727-8714

Fax: 404-727-8737

Email: alvaro.alonso@emory.edu

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Areas of Interest

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Neurologic Conditions

Education

  • PhD 2005, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
  • MPH 2002, National School of Health, Madrid, Spain
  • MD 2000, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

Courses Taught

  • EPI 537: Epi Of Chronic Disease

Publications