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- Mexico City Prospective Study Research Group
BA, DLSHTM, MSc
With experience in acute medicine, epidemiology and public health in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America, Louisa is passionate about improving health at population level.
After graduating with an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, she completed courses in epidemiology with Harvard and Johns Hopkins, and co-ordinated British, European and Global epidemiological studies with Imperial College London and the Medical Research Council. Her role involved design, conduct and analysis of large multi-centre standardised surveys, cohort studies and biobanks, follow-up through surveillance and vital registries, advisory for the Department of Health and Pharma, and reviewing for scientific journals.
The current work focuses on the effects of adiposity and related preventable risk factors for premature mortality, such as diabetes and hypertension in the Mexico City Prospective Study and the Prospective Studies Collaboration . Other interests include novel vasculo-metabolic risk factors and disease models, translation of research findings into public health policy, and teaching.
Outside work, she likes arts, photography and world cuisines.
Diabetes and Cause-Specific Mortality in Mexico City
Herrington W. et al, New England Journal of Medicine
Diabetes and cause-specific mortality: evidence from 55 000 deaths in 700 000 adults in 44 studies from the Prospective Studies Collaboration
Gnatiuc L. et al, (2015), Diabetologia (2015) 58: 1., 58, S4 - S4
Adiposity and blood pressure in 110,000 Mexican adults
Gnatiuc L. et al, Hypertension
Prevalence, treatment and control of hypertension in middle-aged Mexican adults
Gnatiuc L. et al, (2015), Eur Heart J (2015) 36 (suppl 1): 1229-1310, 36, 1185 - 1185
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease mortality and prevalence: the associations with smoking and poverty--a BOLD analysis.
Burney P. et al, (2014), Thorax, 69, 465 - 473
Association of pulse wave velocity with total lung capacity: A cross-sectional analysis of the BOLD London study
Amaral AFS. et al, (2015), Respiratory Medicine, 109, 1569 - 1575
Prevalence of chronic airflow limitation in Kashmir, North India: results from the BOLD study
Koul PA. et al, (2016), Int J Tuberc Lung Dis
Extreme Cardiac and Renal Mortality From Diabetes: 12-Year Blood-Based Prospective Study of 150,000 Mexican Adults
Alegre-Díaz J. et al, (2016)
Body mass index and chronic airflow limitation in a worldwide population-based study
Vanfleteren LE. et al, (2016), Chronic Respiratory Disease, 13, 90 - 101
Low prevalence of obstructive lung disease in a suburban population of Malaysia: A BOLD collaborative study
Loh RC. et al, (2016), Respirology
COPD in Nonsmokers: Reports from the Tunisian Population-Based Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease Study
Denguezli M. et al, (2016), PLoS One