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Dr. Maryam Kavousi - 2020 Viviane Conraads Award Winner

Outstanding Achievement Award for Established Researchers, created in memory of Dr. Viviane Conraads.

The EAPC Board and Research Committee is pleased to present the fifth Viviane Conraads Award to Dr. Maryam Kavousi for her achievements and significant contribution to primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and, in particular, on investigating sex and gender differences in the entire cardio-metabolic spectrum.

Risk Factors and Prevention


Dr. Maryam Kavousi 

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Maryam Kavousi MD PhD is Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Epidemiology. She has trained as a family physician and cardiovascular epidemiologist. Her research comprises primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and in particular focusses on investigating sex and gender differences in the entire cardio-metabolic spectrum. Dr. Kavousi works together with various disciplines including clinical cardiology and internal medicine, basic science, bioinformatics, and biostatistics. These multidisciplinary efforts serve to identify and tackle the knowledge gaps in cardiovascular field in a timely manner.

Dr. Kavousi is the recipient of multiple prestigious (inter)national awards and grants and leads several (inter)national consortia in cardiovascular epidemiology. She is a  laureate of the prestigious Dutch VENI grant and the prestigious Dutch L’Oréal-UNESCO fellowship “For Women in Science” and has been selected for the Dutch VIVA 400 list as one of the successful and inspiriting women scientists in the Netherlands. She is also a member of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Kavousi was recently selected for the Dutch Cardiovascular Alliance Program for future leaders in the cardiovascular arena in the Netherlands. Dr. Kavousi is currently the Principle Investigator of the Cardiovascular Epidemiology research line at the Department of Epidemiology at Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands where she leads a team of 15 postdoctoral scientists, PhD students, Master students and Research Assistants. Dr. Kavousi has (co)authored over 160 peer-reviewed scientific articles (H-index: 38) published in leading scientific journals.

Dr. Kavousi is currently the secretary of the Population Science and Public Health section within the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC) and serves on advisory boards of various (inter)national cardiovascular societies and education boards.

The award will be presented at the closing session of ESC Preventive Cardiology 2020 in Malaga, Spain.