1973 …2023

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My training in physics, with a Ph.D. thesis on time series analysis, provided me with the expertise to analyze data collected as a function of time to extract pertinent information for the characterization of complex systems and the forecasting of their future evolution. My lifelong career in chronobiology gave me the opportunity to broadly apply this knowledge to the fields of medicine and biology more generally. These skills are eminently suitable for dealing with serial data now becoming more readily available from physiological monitors. My training in science education and teaching experience at different levels -- ranging from high school students to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to colleagues who are leaders in their fields -- prepared me well to convey difficult concepts clearly and effectively. As Director of the Halberg Chronobiology Center at the University of Minnesota, I have experience in successfully administering projects, including staffing, budgeting, and research protection. My extensive publications in peer-reviewed journals in cooperation with over 100 co-workers worldwide testify to my motivation and ability to bring projects to their fruitful completion. They also helped me sharpen my communication skills. My expertise in the field of blood pressure monitoring in health and disease, drawing from diverse populations in the USA and abroad provides a rich source of information to better understand how features of blood pressure variability relate to cardiovascular disease risk.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Brussels

Award Date: Jan 1 1976

MSc, Physics, University of Brussels

Award Date: Jul 15 1971

BS, University of Brussels

Award Date: Sep 15 1969

External Positions

Co-Editor-in-Chief, World Heart Journal

Research Interest Keywords

  • circadian
  • chronobiology
  • chronomics
  • ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • heart rate variability
  • vascular variability disorders
  • space weather
  • circadian restricted feeding
  • time series analysis


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