Global Heart welcomes new Editor-in-Chief

Global Heart is the principal journal for research, opinion and educational material on the prevention, treatment and control of cardiovascular diseases with a special emphasis on countries with middle and lower economies.

The World Heart Federation is pleased to welcome the journal’s new Editor-in-Chief, Diederick E Grobbee, MD, PhD.

Diederick Grobbee is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the University Medical Center Utrecht and was appointed University Professor International Health Sciences and Global Health in 2010. He obtained an MD at the Utrecht University and a PhD in Epidemiology at Erasmus University, Rotterdam. After a residency in Internal Medicine, he was appointed Associate Professor and subsequently full Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at Erasmus University. He was a Visiting Associate Professor at Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, and is Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney. He is a fellow of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and acted as chair of its Medical Section and its Medical Advisory Committee. In 2010 he was appointed Distinguished University Professor of International Health Sciences and Global Health by Utrecht University. He is a past president of the Netherlands Epidemiological Association. At Utrecht University he directs the MSc program “Epidemiology”. Since 2012 he is chairman of the Center for Circulatory Health at the University Medical Center Utrecht.