Professor of Clinical Epidemiology
Medical University of Innsbruck
Honorary Research Fellow
School of Medicine, University of Cambridge
Peter Willeit is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Medical University of Innsbruck. He holds a Master in Epidemiology and a PhD in Public Health and Primary Care from the University of Cambridge and a medical degree from the Medical University of Innsbruck. Before taking up his current position in Innsbruck, he worked as a University Lecturer (Assistant Professorship) at the University of Cambridge and he is currently affiliated with the Cambridge School of Medicine as a Honorory Research Fellow.
Prof Willeit leads the Clinical Epidemiology Team at the Medical University of Innsbruck. He is principal investigator of the Proof-ATHERO consortium, the STROKE-CARD trial and the Lipoprotein(a) Studies Collaboration.
With his team, he conducts large-scale data analyses to better understand diseases, improve prevention and inform public health decision-making. He has a special research focus on chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, metabolic diseases, and neurodegenerative disorders.