Prof Henry Blackburn
Prof Blackburn has researched cardiovascular disease epidemiology and prevention and its history. He was Project Officer for the Seven Countries Study from 1957 to 1972 and then became Laboratory Director upon Ancel Keys’s retirement. In 1983 he became director of the Division of Epidemiology and merged the programs of Physiological Hygiene and Epidemiology. He also led the Minnesota heart survey and the Minnesota Heart Health Program from 1979-1990. Since retirement in 1996, he created and manages the University of Minnesota website: Heart Attack Prevention. A History of Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology.