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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

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

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

Epidemiology of Lung Cancer
Benitez Majano S; Ellis L; Rachet B
2021
Encyclopaedia of Respiratory Medicine
Do presenting symptoms, use of pre-diagnostic endoscopy and risk of emergency cancer diagnosis vary by comorbidity in patients with colorectal cancer?
Benitez Majano S; Lyratzopoulos G; Rachet B; de Wit NJ; Renzi C
2021
British Journal of Cancer
Socioeconomic gaps over time in colorectal cancer survival in England: flexible parametric survival analysis.
Kajiwara Saito M; Quaresma M; Fowler H; Benitez Majano S; Rachet B
2021
Journal of epidemiology and community health
Thyroid dysfunction and breast cancer risk among women in the UK Biobank cohort.
Tran T-V-T; Maringe C; Benitez Majano S; Rachet B; Boutron-Ruault M-C; Journy N
2021
Cancer medicine
Cómo enfrentar la crisis del virus silencioso
Benitez Majano S; Ketelhöhn N
2020
Incae Business Review
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
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