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Dr Ben Lacey

Ben Lacey


Clinical Research Fellow, Population Studies Group, Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit

Dr Ben Lacey is a public health physician and epidemiologist. He is a Clinical Research Fellow at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, and Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Ben studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh (1999-2004), and completed specialty training in Public Health Medicine at the NHS Oxford Deanery (2007-2013). During specialty training, he completed an MSc in Global Health Science (University of Oxford, 2008) and DPhil in Epidemiology (University of Oxford, 2013).

His research is broadly aimed at improving the quality of public health data in different populations. He has a special interest in the use of large-scale epidemiological studies (and routinely-collected healthcare data) to measure population health, understand the main determinants of vascular and other chronic diseases, and inform health policy.

He works on several large-scale prospective cohort studies in low- and middle-income countries, including: Chennai Prospective Study (0.5 million participants), Cuba Prospective Study (0.15 million), Russia Prospective Study (0.2 million), Trivandrum Tobacco Study (0.4 million) and Mexico City Prospective Study (0.15 million). He also works on the population health applications of the NHS electronic patient record data.

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