Jorge Polónia is Head of the PhamaHTA group at CINTESIS. He is also the Coordinator of the Pharmacovigilance Unit of Porto, a Consultant of Medicine and Hypertension at the Pedro Hispano Hospital, an Associate Professor of the Faculty of Medicine of University of Porto (FMUP), a Guest Full Professor at the University of Aveiro, and a Member of the Council of the European Society of Hypertension. He earned his graduate degree and doctorate from FMUP, specialising in Pharmacology and Clinical and Internal Medicine. His CV includes more than a hundred scientific articles published in international journals, several of them have won important awards. In the last decade, this researcher has developed his pioneering study on hypertension and salt consumption in Portugal (PHYSA study), his main research area. Through his work, Jorge Polónia aims to identify the modifiable factors that determine the excess mortality from stroke in Portugal, thus contributing to health promotion solutions.