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Faculty & Staff Honors

BU Professor Elected to National Academy of Sciences of Costa Rica

Dr. Edward Ruiz-Narváez, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences of Costa Rica.

[Photo: Dr. Edward Ruiz-Narváez]

This spring, Dr. Ruiz-Narváez will be one of 11 honorees inducted into the national academy, which is adding members to its ranks for the first time in four years.

Dr. Ruiz-Narváez’s research is primarily focused on the genetic basis of human complex diseases, as well as the assessment of gene-environment interactions to uncover potential mechanisms of development of disease.

As an epidemiologist with the Slone Epidemiology Center, Dr. Ruiz-Narváez’s past research has involved the study of genes involved in lipid metabolism to assess how natural genetic variation interacts with dietary intake and other lifestyle factors to affect risk of cardiovascular heart disease.

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