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 fuels for cooking and tobacco use and risk of major chronic liver disease mortality: a prospective cohort study of 0.5 million Chinese adults.
Chan KH. et al, (2019), Int J Epidemiol
Solid Fuel Use and Risks of Respiratory Diseases. A Cohort Study of 280,000 Chinese Never-Smokers.
Chan KH. et al, (2019), Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 199, 352 - 361
Re: Clinico-radiological Observations in Meconium Aspiration Syndrome - Letter to the editor.
Chaudhary N. et al, (2018), JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc, 56, 893 - 895
Is low level of vitamin D a marker of poor health, or a cause?
Kurmi OP., (2018), Eur Respir J, 51
Cardiorespiratory health effects of gaseous ambient air pollution exposure in low and middle income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Newell K. et al, (2018), Environ Health, 17