Professor Robert Clarke
- BEST-D: Biochemical Efficacy and Safety Trial of Vitamin D
- China Kadoorie Biobank
- HPS: Heart Protection Study
- PROCARDIS Sibling-pair Studies of Genetic Determinants of MI
- Re-survey and Follow-up of 1970 Whitehall Study
- SEARCH: Study of the Effectiveness of Additional Reductions in Cholesterol and Homocysteine
- SHARP: Study of Heart and Renal Protection
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.
Smoking and risk of Parkinson's disease: 65 year follow-up of the British Doctors study
CLARKE R. et al, (2020), Neurology
Publisher Correction: Systemic inflammation is associated with incident stroke and heart disease in East Asians.
Karim MA. et al, (2020), Sci Rep, 10
Plasma concentrations of vitamin B12 and folate and global cognitive function in an older population: Cross-sectional findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA).
O'Connor DMA. et al, (2020), Br J Nutr, 1 - 25
Validation of Risk Prediction Models to Detect Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis.
Poorthuis MHF. et al, (2020), J Am Heart Assoc
Mortality and recurrent vascular events after first incident stroke: a 9-year community-based study of 0·5 million Chinese adults.
Chen Y. et al, (2020), Lancet Glob Health, 8, e580 - e590