Dr Nazrul Islam
MBBS, MSc, MPH, PhD
Research Fellow, Medical Statistics
Naz is a physician-epidemiologist and medical statistician. Following his medical training (MBBS), he was trained for a Masters in Epidemiology at Harvard University, and a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of British Columbia.
Before joining Oxford, he was working as a quantitative research associate at the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge. His works involved research methodology and quantitative data analysis of randomised controlled trials and large observational databases.
Current work and interests
Naz is a research fellow in medical statistics. Based at the Big Data Institute at the University of Oxford, his work involves a combination of research methodology, medical statistics, and machine learning to examine cardiovascular disease burden using integrated electronic health records and large prospective health studies. He is also a visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge.
Currently prescribed drugs in the UK that could up or downregulate ACE2 in COVID-19 disease: A systematic review
DAMBHA-MILLER H. et al, (2020), BMJ Open
COVID-19 mortality: a complex interplay of sex, gender and ethnicity
Islam N. et al, (2020), European Journal Of Public Health
Physical distancing interventions and incidence of coronavirus disease 2019: natural experiment in 149 countries.
Islam N. et al, (2020), BMJ, 370
Drug treatments affecting ACE2 in COVID-19 infection: a systematic review protocol.
Dambha-Miller H. et al, (2020), BJGP Open
Third-wave cognitive behaviour therapies for weight management: A systematic review and network meta-analysis.
Lawlor ER. et al, (2020), Obes Rev, 21