Senior Epidemiologist; University Research Lecturer
- Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit
Iona Millwood completed an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge and a DPhil in Molecular Genetics at the University of Oxford. She worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Imperial College London, on large-scale genetic epidemiological projects including the Northern Finland Birth Cohorts, and also spent several years as a Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Australia, developing and conducting clinical trials for biomedical methods of HIV prevention in Australia and South-East Asia.
She joined the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU) in 2009, to work on the China Kadoorie Biobank (CKB) prospective cohort study. Current research interests focus on the genetic and molecular epidemiology of cardiometabolic diseases, and the health effects of alcohol consumption.
Red meat, poultry and fish consumption and risk of diabetes: a 9 year prospective cohort study of the China Kadoorie Biobank.
Du H. et al, (2020), Diabetologia, 63, 767 - 779
Systemic inflammation is associated with incident stroke and heart disease in East Asians.
Karim MA. et al, (2020), Sci Rep, 10
Identification of type 2 diabetes loci in 433,540 East Asian individuals
WALTERS R. et al, (2020), Nature
Genetic risk, adherence to a healthy lifestyle, and type 2 diabetes risk among 550,000 Chinese adults: results from 2 independent Asian cohorts.
Li H. et al, (2020), Am J Clin Nutr, 111, 698 - 707
Socioeconomic status in relation to risks of major gastrointestinal cancers in Chinese adults: a prospective study of 0.5 million people.
Pang Y. et al, (2020), Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev