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Dr Sara Benitez Majano

MBBS MSc PhD

Research Fellow
Epidemiology

Room
254

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I trained and worked as a GP in Costa Rica before moving into Epidemiology and Public Health research. I completed and MSc International Public Health Nutrition at the University of Westminster in 2010. I then worked in the UK financial sector within a multidisciplinary team developing tools to predict survival and excess mortality in older multimorbid populations, before joining the CRUK-funded Cancer Policy Programme of the LSHTM Cancer Survival Group in 2014. For my PhD I examined age inequalities in the management and outcomes of colorectal cancer patients in England and Scandinavian countries.

Affiliations

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

Centres

Centre for Global Chronic Conditions

Teaching

I teach on several courses such as Epidemiology in Practice, Statistics for Epidemiology and Public Health, Extended Epidemiology, Cancer Survival: Principles, Methods and Applications. I am a member of the MSc Epidemiology Exam Board.

Research

My current research focuses on investigating determinants of optimal cancer care in high-income and low-and-middle-income countries, and I am interested in the development and application of counterfactual-based methods for causal inference using observational data, including mediation analysis and trial emulation.

I coordinate the interfaculty Cancer Interest Group of the Centre for Global Chronic Conditions.

Research Area
Ageing
Clinical care
Clinical guidelines
Complex interventions
Diagnostics
Health care policy
Health inequalities
Primary care
Public health
Research : policy relationship
Social and structural determinants of health
Statistical methods
Surveillance
Disease control
Electronic health records
Global Health
Inequalities
International comparisons
Older people's health
Discipline
Life-course epidemiology
Epidemiology
Medicine
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
Cancer
Chronic disease
Non-communicable diseases
Region
Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
OECD members

Selected Publications

A tutorial on trial emulation in the presence of immortal-time bias. Assessing the benefit of major surgery for elderly lung cancer patients using observational data
Maringe C; Benitez Majano S; Exarchakou A; Smith M; Rachet B; Belot A; Leyrat C
2020
International Journal of Epidemiology
Reply to: Versatility of the clone-censor-weight approach: response to ''trial emulation in the presence of immortal-time bias''.
Maringe C; Benitez Majano S; Exarchakou A; Smith M; Rachet B; Belot A; Leyrat C
2020
International Journal of Epidemiology
Worldwide comparison of colorectal cancer survival by topography and stage at diagnosis (CONCORD-2).
Benitez Majano S; Di Carlo V; Nikšić M; Coleman MP; Allemani C; CONCORD Working Group
2018
Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Surgical treatment and survival from colorectal cancer in Denmark, England, Norway, and Sweden: a population-based study.
Benitez Majano S; Di Girolamo C; Rachet B; Maringe C; Guren MG; Glimelius B; Iversen LH; Schnell EA; Lundqvist K; Christensen J
2018
The Lancet Oncology
Completeness of staging investigation for colorectal cancer: Exploring the role of increasing age and comorbidity using mediation analysis.
Benitez Majano S; Vansteelandt S; Di Girolamo C; Morris M; Walters S; Rachet B
2018
Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
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