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  • Laureate Professor Alan Lopez

    Director, Global Burden of Disease Group, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

  1. 4 August 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Early cardiovascular disease deaths linked to overweight and obesity are rising

    After decades of falling deaths associated with cardiovascular disease, University of Melbourne research finds rising mortality linked to overweight and obesity

  2. Podcast8 July 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    How better data on death can improve lives

    By studying causes of death, Professor Alan Lopez says we can better target health interventions, including increases in cardiovascular disease in Australia.

  3. 5 August 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Are declines in cardiovascular disease mortality ending?

    Since the 1970s, cases of people dying from heart disease and stroke have fallen. But University of Melbourne research finds signs that this decline is slowing.

  4. 15 September 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Smoking and poor diet still leading killers worldwide

    2016's Global Burden of Disease report shows improvements in child mortality, but rising deaths from preventable diseases, says a University of Melbourne expert

  5. 17 July 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    How death by numbers promotes global health

    University of Melbourne population health expert, Alan Lopez, has received Bloomberg funding to help developing countries improve their cause of death data.

  6. 24 October 2016 - Under the Microscope

    Saving lives by counting deaths

    Professor Alan Lopez says big data can revolutionise global health policy as more people die from non-communicable diseases than infectious diseases.

  7. 22 June 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Data for Health – 18 countries and one billion lives

    Bloomberg Philanthropies' global health partnership is changing how health data is being collected and used in low and middle-income countries.

  8. 13 May 2016 - Health & Medicine

    Fighting against the tide

    Australian and Indian scientists have teamed up to fight the rise of chronic illnesses in the developing world.