Dr Krishnan Bhaskaran MSc PhD
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I graduated from Sheffield University with a BSc Hons in Mathematics in 1999 and took an MSc in Medical Statistics at Leicester University in 2000-2001. I worked for 6 years at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit, on a variety of HIV trials and observational studies, with an emphasis on HIV seroconverters (individuals with well estimated dates of HIV infection). In October 2010, on gaining my PhD at LSHTM for a project looking at environmental risk factors for heart disease, I joined the department as a lecturer, and later senior lecturer. I currently hold a National Institute for Health Research postdoctoral fellowship, and work principally on cancer epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology.
I am the course director for the Short Course in Practical Pharmacoepidemiology. I teach on Extended Epidemiology, Statistical Methods for Epidemiology (SME) and Advanced Statistical Methods for Epidemiology (ASME). I also teach basic statistics on the UCL undergraduate medicine course.
My main areas of interest are pharmacoepidemiology and cancer epidemiology. I am currently working on a National Institute for Health Research postdoctoral fellowship programme which combines these interests in a series of pharmacoepidemiological studies looking at the unintended effects of drug treatments on long-term cancer risk. I am also involved in looking at the long-term health of people who have had cancer in the past.
I have an ongoing interest in the use of eHealth data and am part of a wider group at LSHTM working with large-scale routinely collected data such as the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) primary care data.
I am also interested in the application of novel or non-standard statistical methods to real clinical problems: a current interest is whether marginal structural modelling and related methods can help to disentangle the effects of drugs from the effects of underlying disease in observational diabetes research, i.e. to tackle time-varying confounding by indication.
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Disease and Health Conditions
Body-mass index and risk of 22 specific cancers: a population-based cohort study of 5·24 million UK adults.
Bhaskaran, K.; Douglas, I.; Forbes, H.; dos-Santos-Silva, I.; Leon, D.A.; Smeeth, L.;
Lancet, 2014; 384(9945):755-65
The identification of incident cancers in UK primary care databases: a systematic review.
Rañopa, M. ; Douglas, I. ; van Staa, T. ; Smeeth, L. ; Klungel, O. ; Reynolds, R. ; Bhaskaran, K. ;
Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 2014;
Air pollution as a carcinogen.
Bhaskaran, K. ; Armstrong, B. ; Wilkinson, P. ; Haines, A. ;
BMJ, 2013; 347:f7607
Angiotensin receptor blockers and risk of cancer: cohort study among people receiving antihypertensive drugs in UK General Practice Research Database.
Bhaskaran, K. ; Douglas, I. ; Evans, S. ; van Staa, T. ; Smeeth, L. ;
BMJ, 2012; 344:e2697
Heat and risk of myocardial infarction: hourly level case-crossover analysis of MINAP database.
Bhaskaran, K. ; Armstrong, B. ; Hajat, S. ; Haines, A. ; Wilkinson, P. ; Smeeth, L. ;
BMJ, 2012; 345:e8050
The effects of hourly differences in air pollution on the risk of myocardial infarction: case crossover analysis of the MINAP database.
Bhaskaran, K. ; Hajat, S. ; Armstrong, B. ; Haines, A. ; Herrett, E. ; Wilkinson, P. ; Smeeth, L. ;
BMJ, 2011; 343:d5531
Short term effects of temperature on risk of myocardial infarction in England and Wales: time series regression analysis of the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP) registry.
Bhaskaran, K.; Hajat, S.; Haines, A.; Herrett, E.; Wilkinson, P.; Smeeth, L.;
BMJ, 2010; 341:c3823
Changes in the risk of death after HIV seroconversion compared with mortality in the general population
Bhaskaran, K.; Hamouda, O.; Sannes, M.; Boufassa, F.; Johnson, A.M.; Lambert, P.C.; Porter, K.
JAMA, 2008; 300(1):51-9
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