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BCBC People-- Dr. Maurizio Trevisan

     

     Dr. Maurizio Trevisan M.D., M.S., is Co-Principal Investigator of the University at Buffalo's Center for Biomedical Computing. He is currently serving as the interim dean of the School of Public Health and Health Professions. He is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Social and Preventative Medicine (SPM) at UB and Senior Scientist at the Research Institute on Addictions. He also has secondary appointments in Family Medicine, Nutrition and is Adjunct Professor in Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. Dr. Trevisan has served as chairman of SPM since 1991 (as interim chair from ¹91-¹92). Currently, SPM has a wide portfolio of funded research that focuses on a variety of topics in the area of epidemiology and prevention of chronic disease, including the role of alcohol in cardiovascular health and cancer.

     Dr. Trevisan has an active research program. He is currently the PI of the Buffalo Center of the Women¹s Health Initiative (an NIH funded multi-center epidemiological/clinical trial project aimed at investigating ways to prevent major causes of death and disability in post-menopausal women) and of a longitudinal study aimed at investigating the role of infection in recurrent cardiovascular events in myocardial infarction patients. He recently completed a population based case-controlled study of Alcohol Drinking Patterns and Myocardial Infarction (Trevisan, PI) and is a co-investigator in an ongoing case-controlled study of Lifetime Alcohol Use and Breast cancer (Freudenheim, PI) and in a pilot study aimed at establishing the feasibility of a multicenter clinical trial aimed at investigating the potential role of periodontal treatment in the prevention of cardiovascular events. Dr. Trevisan is currently a charter member of the Epidemiology and Disease Control Study Section at NIH and has served on a number of occasions as an ad hoc member of the NIAAA Study Sections (Toxicology Study Section). He is currently a member of the panel of expert advisors for the State of New York, Department of Health Cardiovascular Task Force and serves on the editorial boards of a number of medical journals. He is currently the Editor of the Cardiovascular Disease Newsletter of the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention of the American Heart Association in which he serves as a member of the Executive Committee.