Giovanni Veronesi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in biostatistics at the Research Center in Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Insubria (Varese, Italy). He trained in biostatistics at Milan, University of Bicocca, and Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina. His major field of applied research is cardiovascular disease epidemiology, mainly using observational data from prospective cohorts, also included in large multinational consortia. In particular, his interests cover: the development and validation of absolute risk prediction models, to estimate individual’s risk of major cardiovascular event in 20 years; the study of psychosocial factors, work conditions, lifestyles, and how their interplay to modify cardiovascular risk over time; and social inequalities in cardiovascular outcomes. Overall, he has published over 50 scientific papers in the last 5 years.