Dr Ben Cairns
Senior Statistical Epidemiologist
- MRC Population Health Research Unit
Dr Cairns trained in mathematics and statistics at the University of Queensland, Australia, and is now a senior statistical epidemiologist in the Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health.
He works mainly on the Million Women Study cohort, conducting research into the epidemiology of chronic diseases, and currently holds a fellowship from the British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence, Oxford, for research into the epidemiology of aortic stenosis and other vascular diseases. In addition to teaching on the MSc in Global Health, Dr Cairns also teaches medical statistics to undergraduate medical students during their pre-clinical course.
Body mass index and healthcare costs: a systematic literature review of individual participant data studies
Kent S. et al, (2017), Obesity Reviews
Hospital costs in relation to body mass index in 1.1 million women in England: a prospective cohort study
Kent S. et al, (2017), Lancet Public Health
Association between physical activity and body fat percentage, with adjustment for BMI: a large cross-sectional analysis of UK Biobank.
Bradbury KE. et al, (2017), BMJ Open, 7, e011843 - e011843
Clinical information has low sensitivity for postmortem diagnosis of heart valve disease.
Coffey S. et al, (2017), Heart
The effects of age, adiposity, and physical activity on the risk of 7 site-specific fractures
Lacombe J. et al, (2016), EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 26