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Dr Ben Lacey

Dr Ben Lacey

Ben Lacey

MBChB MSc DPhil FFPH


Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Ben Lacey is an epidemiologist and public health physician. He is currently Senior Clinical Research Fellow at UK Biobank, based at the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU), University of Oxford; and Honorary Consultant in Public Health at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.

His research uses large-scale epidemiological studies to understand the major causes of premature death and disability in different populations, with a particular focus on the effects of adiposity and other metabolic factors. He is currently working on cohort studies in the UK, Cuba, Malaysia and India. He is also interested in the use of routinely collected healthcare data (including linked electronic health records) to enhance such studies and, more generally, improve the measurement of population health.

He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and undertook specialist training in public health in Oxford, during which time he received an MSc in Global Health Science and a DPhil in Epidemiology. His previous funding has been through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the British Heart Foundation (BHF), and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC). He was made a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health in 2012.

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