Dr Pablo Perel


Associate Professor

I am a cardiologist and epidemiologist with expertise in clinical trials  systematic reviews, and implementation research. I trained in internal medicine and cardiology in Argentina and did a MSc and PhD in Epidemiology at the LSHTM where I am currently the Director of the Centre for Global NCDs. . 


I am Deputy Editor of the Cochrane Heart Group and the Global Heart Journal.
I divide my time between London and Geneva where I work as Senior Science Advisor for the World Heart Federation. 


Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology


Centre for Evaluation
Global Non-Communicable Diseases
Health and Social Change (ECOHOST)
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre


My main area of teaching are non communicable diseases, clinical trials, systematic reviews , and prognostic research. I teach both at the in-house and distance learning courses.  I am the organizer of the short course Issues in Global NCDs, I was co-organizer of the module "Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases", the short course "Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of health research" and the DL module "Reporting and Reviewing Clinical Trials". 

I supervise MSc and PhD students.


I  have a particular interest on implementation research (including eHealth) on global cardiovascular diseases.  

I am currently conducting implementation research studies in India, Colombia and Ghana. 


Research Area
Clinical trials
Complex interventions
Health systems
Systematic reviews
Mobile technologies
Disease and Health Conditions
Cardiovascular disease
Non-communicable diseases
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Comparison of treatment effects between animal experiments and clinical trials: systematic review.
Perel, P.; Roberts, I.; Sena, E.; Wheble, P.; Briscoe, C.; Sandercock, P.; Macleod, M.; Mignini, L.E.; Jayaram, P.; Khan, K.S.;
Prognosis following head injury: a survey of doctors from developing and developed countries.
Perel, P.; Wasserberg, J.; Ravi, R.R.; Shakur, H.; Edwards, P.; Roberts, I.;
J Eval Clin Pract
Road safety in low- and middle-income countries: a neglected research area.
Perel, P.; Ker, K.; Ivers, R.; Blackhall, K.;
Inj Prev
Nutritional support for head-injured patients.
Perel, P. ; Yanagawa, T. ; Bunn, F. ; Roberts, I. ; Wentz, R. ; Pierro, A. ;
Cochrane Database Syst Rev
Systematic review of prognostic models in traumatic brain injury.
Perel, P.; Edwards, P.; Wentz, R.; Roberts, I.;
BMC Med Inform Decis Mak
Household wealth and the metabolic syndrome in the whitehall II study
Perel, P.; Langenberg, C.; Ferrie, J.; Moser, K.; Brunner, E.; Marmot, M.
Diabetes Care
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