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.
Solid Fuel Use and Risks of Respiratory Diseases: A Cohort Study of 280,000 Chinese Never-Smokers.
Chan KH. et al, (2018), Am J Respir Crit Care Med
Is low level of vitamin D a marker of poor health, or a cause?
Kurmi OP., (2018), Eur Respir J, 51
Association of Solid Fuel Use With Risk of Cardiovascular and All-Cause Mortality in Rural China.
Yu K. et al, (2018), JAMA, 319, 1351 - 1361
Characteristics and correlates of sleep duration, daytime napping, snoring and insomnia symptoms among 0.5 million Chinese men and women.
Chen Y. et al, (2018), Sleep Med, 44, 67 - 75
Patterns and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in urban and rural China: a community-based survey of 25 000 adults across 10 regions.
Kurmi OP. et al, (2018), BMJ Open Respir Res, 5