Dani joined the Clinical Trials Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU) in October 2019 as a DPhil student in Population Health. She is investigating the relationship between cardiovascular risk factors and frailty using the China Kadoorie Biobank (CKB). Her initial work aims to develop a frailty scale using CKB and assess comorbidities associated with frailty. Her research is supported by the MRC Population Health Research Unit scholarship.
Prior to joining the department, Dani worked as a research assistant at Imperial College London (Dr Foster Unit) where she analysed health service utilisation by heart failure patients through linked electronic health records. Her work raised important concerns about the equitable management of heart failure and new perspectives on the multidimensional nature of its care. Dani holds an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a BSc in Biomedical Sciences from Imperial College London.
Project title: Cardiovascular disease risk factors and age-specific risk of frailty
Supervisors: Professor Robert Clarke, Dr Sofia Massa, and Dr Derrick Bennett