Address

Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Medical University of Innsbruck, Anichstraße 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Contact Information

Email: peter.willeit@i-med.ac.at

Peter Willeit

Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology
Medical University of Innsbruck

Honorary Research Fellow
Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge

Biography

Dr Peter Willeit is a medical doctor and epidemiologist with a research focus on causation and prevention of cardiovascular disease. He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Medical University of Innsbruck and the principal investigator of the Proof-ATHERO Consortium. His previous experience includes the scientific coordination of the Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration, and the establishment and management of the Natriuretic Peptides Studies Collaboration.

Education

  1. June 2009

    Doctor of Human Medicine

    Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria
  2. September 2010

    MPhil in Epidemiology

    University of Cambridge, UK
  3. September 2013

    PhD in Public Health

    University of Cambridge, UK
  4. January 2017

    Habilitation in Epidemiology

    Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria

Professional Appointments

  1. 2013-2015
    Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cardiovascular Epidemiology
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, UK
  2. 2015-2016
    Erwin Schrödinger Fellow in Epidemiology
    British Heart Foundation Centre of Excellence, King’s College London, UK
  3. 2016
    University Lecturer in Medical Epidemiology
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, UK
  4. 2016-2017
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Epidemiology
    Department of Neurology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria
  5. Since 2016
    Honorary Research Fellow
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, UK
  6. Since 2017
    Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology
    Department of Neurology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria

Selected Awards & Prizes

  • 2017
    Research Prize
    Austrian Stroke Association
  • 2016
    Young Investigator Fellowship
    European Atherosclerosis Society
  • 2016
    Research Prize
    Medical Association Tyrol
  • 2015
    Young Investigator Award Finalist
    AHA Functional Genomics and Translational Biology Council
  • 2015
    UK Research Paper of the Year Finalist
    The BMJ Awards
  • 2015
    Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship
    Austrian Science Trust
  • 2013
    European Region's Young Researcher Award
    European Region Tyrol - South Tyrol - Trentino
  • 2012
    Translational Cancer Research Award
    Hans and Blanca Moser Foundation
  • 2012
    Ageing Research Award
    Dr Johannes and Hertha Tuba Foundation