Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Data Science
Medical University of Innsbruck
Honorary Research Fellow
School of Medicine, University of Cambridge
Dr Peter Willeit is Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Data Science at the Medical University of Innsbruck. He holds a Master and a PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health 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 remains affiliated with the Cambridge School of Medicine as a Honorory Research Fellow.
Dr 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.