Dr Ben Lacey

Ben Lacey

MBChB MSc DPhil FFPH


Clinical Research Fellow, CTSU

Dr Ben Lacey is a public health physician and epidemiologist. He is currently a Clinical Research Fellow at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, and Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Ben studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh (1999-2004), and completed specialty training in Public Health Medicine at the NHS Oxford Deanery (2007-2013). He also holds an MSc in Global Health Science (University of Oxford, 2008) and DPhil in Epidemiology (University of Oxford, 2013).

He research interests include: the measurement of population health; the use of large-scale epidemiological studies to understand the major determinants of premature mortality in different populations, particularly from vascular and other chronic disease; and the use of healthcare informatics to improve population health.

He plays a leading role in the conduct, analysis and reporting of a number of large population-based prospective cohort studies, including: Chennai Prospective Study (0.5 million participants), Cuba Prospective Study (0.15 million), Russia Prospective Study (0.2 million), Trivandrum Tobacco Study (0.4 million) and Mexico City Prospective Study (0.15 million).

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