Christophe Tzourio, MD, PhD, has a dual training in clinical neurology and epidemiology. He was initially trained as a vascular neurologist and served as senior registrar of Neurology at Saint-Antoine Hospital in Paris. He is Professor of epidemiology at the University of Bordeaux since September 2013 and was Director of the Bordeaux Population Health (BPH) Research Center U1219 which comprises 13 teams and more than 500 staff members until January 2022.
Prof. Tzourio has worked mainly in the field of epidemiology of neurological and mental health diseases. He is a leading researcher in this area, and has been invited to give many keynote lectures in plenary sessions of international meetings and to write editorials in international journals. He has published >440 original papers which have been cited >43,000 times in international peer-reviewed journals (H index = 89).
Within the framework of the prestigious call ‘Investment for future’ Prof. Tzourio has been awarded a large grant (5.2 million €) for setting up a cohort study among students, the i-Share study: Internet-based students’ health research enterprise. This e-cohort has more than 21,000 participants, and is exploring several major population health issues. With one of his Post-doc student, Sherazade Kinouani who is also an expert in addiction, they have explored the consumption of e-cigarette and its relation with tobacco smoking in young adults.
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