|Igor Rudan, PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and employed at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, is a joint Director of the Centre for Global Health Research and World Health Organization's (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Population Health Research and Training at the University of Edinburgh. He serves as a consultant of the WHO, UNICEF, the World Bank, Save the Children and other organizations active in global health. He is also one of the Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Global Health. His main interest is improving the levels of health and development everywhere in the world. |
Igor Rudan - Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland
It is fantastic to welcome such a range of outstanding individuals to the Fellowship. Each newly elected Fellow has been nominated on their notable and extensive achievements. In joining the Fellowship, they will strengthen the RSE’s capacity to advance excellence across all areas of public life; both in Scotland and further afield.
Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell
President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Professor Igor Rudan
MD, MSc, DSc, PhD, MPH, HonMFPH, FRSE
Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, Scotland, UK
CV of Professor Igor Rudan (Summary, Oct 2016)
Igor Rudan is Chair in International Health and Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and Joint Director of the Centre for Global Health Research and the WHO Collaborating Centre at the Usher Institute for Population Health Sciences and Informatics.
He graduated from the University of Zagreb Medical School, Croatia, in 1995. He obtained two Masters Degrees and two PhD degrees - in Anthropology (1997), Epidemiology (1999); Public Health (1998) and Genetic Epidemiology (2005).
Professor Igor Rudan surrounded with a rich collection of Scotch whiskeys
He published more than 430 research papers and 7 books/monographs, which have received more than 40,000 citations to date, and has been awarded 22 national and international research awards and professional recognitions. He has led 29 research grants totalling more than GBP 30 million.
He founded the Croatian Biobank “10001 Dalmatians” (in 2001) in isolated populations of Croatian islands in Dalmatia region, which contributed to the discovery of biomedical role for more than 1,000 human genes to date. In his international health efforts to reduce global child mortality, he served as a consultant of the World Health Organization, UNICEF, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The World Bank, Save the Children, and others. He developed the "CHNRI" methodology (in 2007) that has been widely used by international agencies to prioritise investments in global health and development.
He founded or co-Founded
In 2007, he was the researcher with the greatest increase in the number of citations in the world within his field, according to the ISI/Thomson Reuters, and later included in the ISI/Thomson Reuters "World's Most Influential Scientific Minds" publication (in 2015 and 2016). Among other recognitions, he received Wellcome Trust's International Research Development Award (2002), "Scientist of the Year" Award from The Croatian Parliament (2005), Visiting Professorship for Senior International Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2012) and The Chancellor's Award for Research from The University of Edinburgh (2012).
In 2016, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE). He is both Croatian and British citizen, married, with two children.
Chancellor’s awards winner
Igor Rudan, Chair in International Health and Molecular Medicine for the Centre for Population Health Sciences, received the Research Award.
Professor Rudan is at the forefront of three fields in medicine: genetic epidemiology, international health and protein glycosylation.
Since 2008, he has published 150 papers, of which 39 are in four-star journals in the medical field including ‘Nature’, ‘Cell’, and ‘the Lancet’.
Professor Igor Rudan was born in Croatia's capital Zagreb, but his predecessors originate from the island of Hvar
Igor Rudan is the first Croatian scientist who became a fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Edinburgh (Scotland's National Academy). There are two Croatian scientists, fellows of the famous Royal Society (of London, England): Rugjer Bošković (Boscovich, 1711-1878) and Paško Rakić.