Susanne Løgstrup is Director of the European Heart Network (EHN), a Brussels-based alliance of heart foundations in Europe. The EHN is committed to prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), Europe’s number one cause of mortality.
Ms Løgstrup has worked on policies related to the promotion of cardiovascular health and prevention of cardiovascular diseases, particularly heart disease and stroke, in the European Union since 1995, when she joined the EHN. Her work involves leading major pan-European projects, including the recent European Heart Health Strategy II (2011-2014), part-funded by the EU. Ms Løgstrup instigates and coordinates EHN’s research. She has overseen the development of EHN publications since 1996, including evidence-based policy papers on nutrition, physical activity, tobacco and psycho-social factors. Ms Løgstrup also guides cooperation with EHN’s CVD patients’ group.
Susanne Løgstrup represents EHN on the Platform for action on diet, physical activity and health. She represents EHN in the European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) where she chaired the writing group on the Alliance’s paper ‘A unified prevention approach’. Ms Løgstrup is a member of the TTIP Advisory Group, where she represents health interest. In her personal capacity, she is a member of the DG SANCO Stakeholder Dialogue Group.
Previously, Susanne Løgstrup was an Attorney-at-law in Copenhagen and Paris.
Ms Løgstrup’s academic background is in law and business administration, where she holds master’s degrees. She is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC).