Dr Eirini Trichia
Global Health Epidemiologist
Eirini Trichia joined the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU) in the Nuffield Department of Population Health in February 2020 as a Global Health Epidemiologist. Her current role involves research on associations of major risk factors for death and disability as identified in the Global Burden of Disease Study with mortality and disease incidence in a global health context.
Prior to her current role, Eirini was a research associate in nutritional epidemiology at the MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, where she also completed her PhD ( 2015 - 2019). During her postdoc and PhD, she investigated associations of carbohydrate quality and dairy consumption with cardio-metabolic disease incorporating aspects of nutritional, molecular and genetic epidemiology.
Eirini was trained in nutrition in the Department of Dietetics and Nutritional Science at Harokopio University of Athens (2007-2011) and obtained an MSc degree in nutrition and health specialising in epidemiology and public health at Wageningen University in the Netherlands (2012-2014). After her MSc, Eirini gained research experience in epidemiology and public health at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Imperial College London (2014), as the coordinator of the nutrition team in the Hellenic National Nutrition and Health Survey in Greece (2014-2015), and as a contributor to a systematic review on the effectiveness of food regulation at schools, held by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University.