Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology

Improving survival rates for heart stroke and blood vessel disease

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer for Australians, yet most of these deaths are preventable. Cardiovascular research in UWA’s School of Population and Global Health works to prevent cardiovascular disease and improve treatment by mapping patterns of disease, uncovering risk factors and testing ways to improve patient health.

The Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology discipline includes researchers, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, health practitioners and students working together to provide information to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease.

Current projects

Find a selection of our current cardiovascular disease research projects below, covering prevention, treatment and management. We also welcome discussion on other research project ideas.

Our current research projects include:

  • Atherothrombotic disease across the vascular territories
  • Monitoring coronary artery disease
  • Busselton Health Study
  • Management of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the Indigenous population
  • Diabetes and CVD
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Risk Factor Prevalence Study
  • Coronary artery revascularisation
  • Chronic kidney disease and CVD

Students can contact the Graduate Research Coordinator at the School of Population and Global Health for more information at hdrenquiries-fhms@uwa.edu.au.

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Cardiovascular researchers from the School of Population and Global Health collaborate with a number of national and international teams.

  • Menzies School of Health Research
  • Telethon Kids Institute
  • The University of Oxford
  • Queensland Health
  • Brightwater Group
  • South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute
  • Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit
  • Baker IDI
  • Curtin University
  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
  • Flinders Medical Centre
  • University of Adelaide
  • Fiona Stanley Hospital
  • Royal Darwin Hospital
  • Alice Springs Hospital
  • Monash University
  • Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
  • The National Heart Foundation of Australia
  • Royal Perth Hospital
  • The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia
  • Health Networks, Department of Health

Contact Associate Professor Tom Briffa