Nora Boussoussou

Country of Origin: Hungary 
Institution: Semmelweis University

Nora is a physician, currently working at the Department of Medical Imaging Center Semmelweis University in Budapest. She is also a Ph.D. researcher at Semmelweis University at the Department of Vascular Surgery and at the Cardiovascular Imaging Research Group. Additionally, she also works for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and is a healthcare innovation leader. Her research focuses on the impact of environmental atmospheric parameters and air pollution on cardiovascular diseases, and the development of new prevention strategies against these factors. She was the co-founder of the Cardio Meteorology Project, which had the aim of promoting a deeper understanding of the health effects of climate change on cardiovascular diseases. She has authored several scientific publications and presentations about the cardiovascular effects of atmospheric parameters. Her scientific results support the fact that global climate change has a direct health effect, and showed that it is essential to focus on tackling climate change as it could be considered as a cardiovascular risk factor and might lead to the development of acute cardiovascular diseases. This was a key factor for her in becoming dedicated to planetary health. She has a strong interest in medicine’s contribution to our global and planetary health, and she is keen to learn more about planetary health and network with the global community.

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