Dr. Cristian Carmeli, PhD, is a quantitative scientist with expertise in epidemiology and applied biostatistics. He is senior lecturer in health data science at the Population Health Laboratory of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Using an interdisciplinary approach, Cristian harnesses heterogenous big data and leverages cutting-edge analytics to better characterize determinants of population health for life course epidemiology. Latest research efforts are rooted in addressing public health surveillance and prevention endeavours related to chronic diseases and social inequalities. His work involves collaborators at University of Toronto, Turku, Toulouse, University College London, University of Geneva and Fribourg. At the heart of Cristian’s pedagogical aims is advocacy for sound methods, promoting such in the mentoring of students and in collaborations.