Dr Om Kurmi
BSc MSc PhD
Senior Scientist in Respiratory Epidemiology, CTSU
Dr Om Kurmi is a Senior Scientist in Respiratory Epidemiology at the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU), Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford. After a first degree in microbiology from Nepal in 2001, Dr Kurmi completed post-graduate degree at De Montfort University in 2003. He then completed a PhD in respiratory and environmental epidemiology at the University of Aberdeen for his work on cardiorespiratory health effects of household air pollution. After working as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham (2009 - 2012), he joined CTSU in August 2012 and co-ordinates the respiratory epidemiology programme of the China Kadoorie Biobank (CKB). He was also one of the UK co-ordinators of the 2nd resurvey for the CKB which is was completed successfully in 2013/2014. He is a visiting faculty member of Central Department of Environmental Sciences, Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Dr Kurmi’s main research interest is the environmental epidemiology of lung diseases, particularly in low and middle income countries. The main areas of his interest are cardiorespiratory health effects of air pollution (both household and ambient air pollution), occupational exposures and smoking (active and second-hand smoking). He has supervised three MSc students, two undergraduates and currently supervising a PhD student.
Effect of exposure to biomass smoke from cooking fuel types and eye disorders in women from hilly and plain regions of Nepal.
Patel M. et al, (2020), Br J Ophthalmol
Occupational exposure to inhaled pollutants and risk of airflow obstruction: a large UK population-based UK Biobank cohort.
Sadhra SS. et al, (2020), Thorax
Relationship between dietary patterns and COPD: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Parvizian MK. et al, (2020), ERJ Open Res, 6
Air pollution and health
Kurmi O. et al, (2020), Oxford Textbook of Medicine
Cooking fuels and risk of all-cause and cardiopulmonary mortality in urban China: a prospective cohort study.
Yu K. et al, (2020), Lancet Glob Health, 8, e430 - e439