Professor Robert Clarke
MD, FRCP, FFPH, FFPHI, MSc, DCH
Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine
- Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit
Robert Clarke is a Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine at the Clinical Trial Service Unit (CTSU), Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford and Consultant in Public Health Medicine and Director of the MSc course in Global Health Science. He qualified in clinical medicine in Ireland and worked for 5 years in internal medicine and 4 years in cardiology. After 2 years in clinical pharmacology at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA, he joined CTSU in 1991 and specialised in Cardiovascular Epidemiology.
His main research interests are to understand the importance of classical and novel risk factors for occlusive vascular diseases. He led several large observational studies and meta-analyses of observational studies and randomized trials (eg, Whitehall study, PROCARDIS, CARDIoGRAMplusC4D, B-Vitamin Treatment Trialists’ Collaboration and the BEST-D trial). He also worked extensively on the Prospective Studies Collaboration and the China Kadoorie Biobank (CKB) study. He currently leads a research programme to assess the importance of blood pressure, blood lipids, and novel biomarkers (including genetic markers, cytokines, proteomics and metabolomics) for occlusive vascular diseases in the CKB study. His work has been widely cited (200 publications, H-index of 54) and is listed in Tomson Reuters’ Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014.
Beneficial Effects of Milk Consumption on Lean Body Mass.
Clarke R., (2019), Clin Chem, 65, 718 - 719
Conventional and genetic evidence on alcohol and vascular disease aetiology: a prospective study of 500 000 men and women in China.
Millwood IY. et al, (2019), Lancet, 393, 1831 - 1842
Assessment of the Role of Carotid Atherosclerosis in the Association Between Major Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Ischemic Stroke Subtypes.
Parish S. et al, (2019), JAMA Netw Open, 2
Cardiovascular risk factors and Parkinson's disease in 500,000 Chinese adults.
Kizza J. et al, (2019), Ann Clin Transl Neurol, 6, 624 - 632
Causal associations of blood lipids with risk of ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage in Chinese adults.
Sun L. et al, (2019), Nat Med, 25, 569 - 574