Associate Professor, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines
Oct 25th 2018 12:00 to 13:00
Room 1079, Academic Building
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 13:30
Summary of talk:
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death globally. Lower income countries and populations are disproportionately affected, with 75% of cardiovascular deaths occurring in these countries and populations. The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study, a large-scale epidemiological study involving more than 140,000 individuals in 21 countries across varying stages of epidemiologic transition and different levels of economic development, aims to examine the impact of societal influences on lifestyle behaviors, risk factors, and incidence of chronic non-communicable diseases. The results of the PURE study highlight the impact of health system factors in the development of cardiovascular diseases and its determinants.
Dr. Palileo-Villaneuva is an associate professor at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She obtained her medical degree and earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of the Philippines Manila. She has been involved in several international, multi-center cardiovascular trials as co-investigator and principal investigator for Philippine sites. She is currently the principal investigator for the Philippine rural site of PURE, a cohort study investigating the effects of societal factors on the development of cardiovascular risk factors and disease in more than 20 countries around the world. She is also the project leader for RESPOND, a multi-country collaborative research on the barriers to hypertension care among poor and vulnerable populations in Malaysia and the Philippines.