Dr. Saverio Stranges
Dr. Saverio Stranges, MD, PhD, FAHA
Dr. Stranges’ research focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of chronic disease, namely cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes, specifically regarding lifestyle, nutritional and psychosocial factors, such as body fat distribution, dietary patterns, micronutrients and sleep habits. He is also interested in global public health, especially in the area of non-communicable disease in low-resource settings, as well as in interdisciplinary research. Dr. Stranges has been involved in several international epidemiological projects, clinical trials, secondary data analyses and systematic review work, and has published extensively in the area of chronic disease epidemiology, with more than 140 publications as scientific articles, reviews and book chapters. His published work derives from several population-based studies and clinical trials around the world including: the Nutritional Prevention of Cancer Trial (NPC), Western New York Health Study, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in the US; UK-PRECISE trial, Whitehall II Study, National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS), Health Survey for England (HSE) in the UK; EPIC Study and Olivetti Heart Study in Italy; WHO-INDEPTH Network in Africa and Asia; ORISCAV Study and European Health Examination Survey in Luxembourg. Dr. Stranges is a medical doctor, public health specialist and chronic disease epidemiologist, with extensive experience in the field of epidemiology and public health research. Dr. Stranges has been involved in the teaching and mentoring of students and junior doctors for over twenty years.
- Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
- Cardio-metabolic disease epidemiology and prevention
- Nutritional epidemiology, dietary patterns and micronutrients
- Sleep patterns and health
- Quality of life and aging research
- Global health
- MD (MB BS)
- Residency Preventive Medicine
- PhD Epidemiology
Honours and Awards
- 2015 Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA)
- 2014 Recipient of the Trudy Bush Fellowships for Cardiovascular Disease Research in Women’s Health, Epidemiology & Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity & Metabolism 2014 Scientific Sessions, March 18-21, 2014, San Francisco, CA, USA
- 2006 Finalist for the Sandra Daugherty Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Disease or Hypertension Epidemiology at the 46th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, March 2-5, 2006, Phoenix, AZ, USA
- 2004 First Prize for Research in Population Sciences, J. Warren Perry Lecture 2004, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
- 1996 Magna Cum Laude, "Federico II" University of Naples Medical School, Italy
- Ruiz-Castell M, Kandala NB, Kuemmerle A, Schritz A, Barré J, Delagardelle C, Krippler S, Schmit JC, Stranges S. Hypertension burden in Luxembourg: Individual risk factors and geographic variations, 2013 to 2015 European Health Examination Survey. Medicine. 2016;95(36):e4758.
- Nduka C, Uthman OA, Kimani PK, Malu AO, Stranges S. Impact of Body Fat Changes in Mediating the Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy on Blood Pressure in HIV-infected Persons in a sub-Saharan African Setting. Infect Dis Poverty. 2016;5(1):55.
- Nduka CU, Uthman OA, Kimani PK, Stranges S. Body Fat Changes in People Living with HIV on Antiretroviral Therapy. AIDS Rev. 2016;18.
- Alkerwi A, Sauvageot N, Crichton GE, Elias MF, Stranges S. Daily chocolate consumption is inversely associated with insulin resistance and liver enzymes in the Observation of Cardiovascular Risk Factors study. Br J Nutr. 2016;115:1661-8.
- Nduka C, Sarki AM, Uthman OA, Stranges S. Impact of Antiretroviral Therapy on Serum Lipoprotein Levels and Dyslipidemias: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Int J Cardiol. 2015;199:307-318.
- Siddiqui ST, Kandala N-B, Stranges S. Urbanization and geographic variation of overweight and obesity in India: a cross-sectional analysis of the India Demographic Health Survey 2005-2006. Int J Public Health 2015;60(6):717-26.
- Alkerwi A, Sauvageot N, Gilson G, Stranges S. Prevalence and correlates of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency in Luxembourg adults: evidence from the observation of cardiovascular risk factors (ORISCAV-LUX) study. Nutrients. 2015;7(8):6780-96.
- Stranges S, Donahue RP. Health-related quality of life and risk of hypertension in the community: prospective results from the Western New York Health Study. J Hypertens. 2015;33:720-26.
- Stewart-Brown S, Samaraweera P, Taggart F, , Kandala N-B, Stranges S. Socio-economic gradients and mental health: implications for public health. Br J Psychiatry. 2015;206(6):461-5.
- Stranges S, Samaraweera P, Taggart F, Kandala N-B, Stewart-Brown S. Major health-related behaviors and mental wellbeing in the general population: the Health Survey for England. BMJ Open 2014;4:e005878.
- Kandala N-B, Stranges S. Geographic Variation of overweight and obesity among women in Nigeria: a case for nutritional transition in Sub-Saharan Africa. PLoS One. 2014;9(6):e101103.
- Gómez-Olivé XF, Thorogood M, Kandala N-B, Tigbe W, Kahn K, Tollman S, Stranges S. Sleep Problems and mortality in rural South Africa: novel evidence from a low-resource setting. Sleep Medicine 2014;15(1):56-63.
- Rees K, Hartley L, Flowers N, Clarke A, Thorogood M, Stranges S. Mediterranean dietary pattern for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013;8:CD009825.
- Stranges S, Tigbe W, Gómez-Olivé XF, Thorogood M, Kandala N-B. Sleep Problems: an Emerging Global Epidemic? Findings from the INDEPTH WHO-SAGE study among over 40,000 older adults from eight countries across Africa and Asia. Sleep 2012;35(8):1173–1181.
- Rayman MP, Stranges S, Griffin B, Pastor-Barriuso R, Guallar E. Effect of supplementation with high-selenium yeast on plasma lipids: a randomized, controlled trial. Ann Intern Med. 2011;154(10):656-65.
- Stranges S, Dorn JM, Shipley MJ, Kandala N-B, Trevisan M, Miller MA, Donahue RP, Hovey KM, Ferrie JE, Marmot MG, Cappuccio FP. Correlates of short and long sleep duration: cross-cultural comparison between UK and US. The Whitehall II Study and the Western New York Health Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2008;168 (12):1353-64.
- Stranges S, Cappuccio FP, Kandala N-B, Miller MA, Taggart FM, Kumari M, Ferrie JE, Shipley MJ, Brunner E, Marmot MG. Cross-sectional versus prospective associations of sleep duration with changes in relative weight and body fat distribution: the Whitehall II Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2008; 167(3):321-329.
- Stranges S, Dorn JM, Donahue RP, Browne RW, Freudenheim JL, Hovey KM, Trevisan M. Oxidation, type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease, a complex interaction. Findings from a population-based study. Diabetes Care 2008;31:1864-6.
- Stranges S, Marshall JR, Natarajan R, Donahue RP, Trevisan M, Combs GF, Cappuccio FR, Ceriello A, Reid ME. Effects of long-term selenium supplementation on the incidence of type 2 diabetes. A randomized controlled trial. Ann Intern Med. 2007;147(4):217-223.
- Stranges S, Bonner MR, Fucci F, Cummings KM, Freudenheim JL, Dorn JM, Muti P, Giovino GA, Hyland A, Trevisan M. Lifetime cumulative exposure to secondhand smoke and risk of myocardial infarction in never smokers: results from the Western New York Health Study, 1995-2001. Arch Intern Med. 2006;166 (9):1961-1967.
- Stranges S, Marshall JR, Trevisan M, Natarajan R, Donahue RP, Combs GF, Farinaro E, Clark LC, Reid ME. Effects of Selenium Supplementation on Cardiovascular Disease Incidence and Mortality: Secondary Analyses in a Randomized Clinical Trial. Am J Epidemiol. 2006;163 (8):694-699.
- Stranges S, Trevisan M, Dorn JM, Dmochowski J, Donahue RP. Body Fat Distribution, Liver Enzymes and Risk of Hypertension: Evidence from the Western New York Study. Hypertension 2005; 46 (5): 1186-1193.
- Stranges S, Wu T, Dorn JM, Freudenheim JL, Muti P, Farinaro E, Russell M, Nochajski TH, Trevisan M. Relationship of alcohol drinking pattern to the risk of hypertension: a population-based study. Hypertension 2004; 44 (6):813-819.
- Stranges S, Dorn JM, Muti P, Freudenheim JL, Farinaro E, Russell M, Nochajski T, Trevisan M. Body Fat Distribution, Relative Weight, and Liver Enzyme Levels: A Population-Based Study. Hepatology 2004; 39 (3):754-763.