Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Chair in Public Health (Clinical)



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Mrs Jennifer Landmann +44 (0)20 7594 9602




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I am currently Professor of Public Heath in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at Imperial College London as well as Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Imperial College NHS Trust. I received my medical education (MB ChB, 1991) at the University of Birmingham Medical School, my MD (2004) at the University of Sheffield, a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School and finally an MPhil in epidemiology (2007) from the University of Cambridge.

My research interests have focused on the prevention of cardiovascular disease with a special interest in lipids and diabetes. I have investigated the early benefits of statin therapy, the advantages of more/less intensive glycaemic control, and the risks/benefits of aspirin therapy. These have influenced AHA/ACC and ESC guidelines. My work on statins and diabetes risk led to a global label change for statins by the FDA and EMEA.  I continue to investigate the role of lipids, lipoproteins, diabetes, inflammation and thrombosis and coronary events. I have received research grants including from the British Heart Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, Pfizer, Amgen, Sanofi, MSD, and the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS). Currently I lead the EAS Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) Studies collaboration which is the first global registry for FH and now includes approximately sixty countries, and am the Senior PI for the TOGETHER study looking at cardiometabolic risk in the vascular health checks in 250,000 people in London. 

I am a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Royal College of Physicians, I am also a member of the British Cardiovascular Society and European Atherosclerosis Society. I have been the national lead investigator and have served on the steering and executive committees for several major medical trials. I am currently involved in eight trials including PI of ORION 1 and BETONMACE.

I have published over 170 research articles in numerous journals including the NEJM, Lancet, JAMA, Archives of Internal Medicine, Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and the European Heart Journal, which have been cited over 26,000 times.



Tummala R, Gupta M, Devanabanda AR, et al., 2022, Bempedoic acid and its role in contemporary management of hyperlipidemia in atherosclerosis, Annals of Medicine, Vol:54, ISSN:0785-3890, Pages:1287-1296

Ballantyne CM, Banach M, Bays HE, et al., 2022, Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of Bempedoic Acid in Patients With Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease and/or Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (from the CLEAR Harmony Open-Label Extension Study)., Am J Cardiol, Vol:174, Pages:1-11

Vallejo-Vaz AJ, Bray S, Villa G, et al., 2022, Implications of ACC/AHA Versus ESC/EAS LDL-C recommendations for residual risk reduction in ASCVD: a simulation study from DA VINCI, Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy, ISSN:0920-3206

Nissen SE, Wolski K, Balog C, et al., 2022, Single ascending dose study of a short interfering RNA targeting lipoprotein(a) production in individuals with elevated plasma lipoprotein(a) levels, Jama: Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol:327, ISSN:0098-7484, Pages:1679-1687

Laufs U, Ballantyne CM, Banach M, et al., 2022, Efficacy and safety of bempedoic acid in patients not receiving statins in phase 3 clinical trials., J Clin Lipidol, Vol:16, ISSN:1933-2874, Pages:286-297

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