Professor Anthony Rodgers

Professor Anthony Rodgers


Professor of Global Health
The George Institute
Elected in 2018
Citation on election

Professor Anthony Rodgers has played an internationally recognised role in measuring major risks to health, being appointed by WHO to author their annual report. He co-initiated numerous landmark studies in cardiovascular disease prevention/treatment, including the Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration, involving more than 50 studies and 600,000 participants.
Rodgers also developed the first m-Health smoking cessation program. Now part of the WHO/ITU initiative ‘Be healthy, be mobile’, most recently in 2016 enrolling over 2 million participants in India. Finally, he led development and testing of affordable cardiovascular combination pills (“polypills”), leading an international trials program and public-private partnerships.

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