Professor Rodgers’ principal focus is on cardiovascular disease prevention, innovation and public-private partnerships, and in scaleable interventions to address major health risks. He is Professor of Global Health at The George Institute for Global Health and Chair of Clinical Epidemiology, Imperial College London. He was the principal author of the 2002 World Health Report, the main annual publication for WHO.
Since 2003 Professor Rodgers has led a public-private partnership developing an affordable four-in-one cardiovascular combination pill (‘polypill’), with a clinical trial program in economically developed and developing countries, funded by the Wellcome Trust, European Union and others. His current work aims to foster similar developments designed to be ‘fit for purpose’ in low income settings.