Professor Krishnan Bhaskaran
of Statistical Epidemiology and Wellcome Senior Research Fellow
I am a Statisical Epidemiologist with a background in Mathematics and Medical Statistics. My research interests include the long-term health of cancer survivors, and the use of electronic health records data for research. I am the Associate Dean for Research in the LSHTM Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health. I am currently funded by a Wellcome Senior Research Fellowship.
I am joint Research Degrees Co-ordinator for the Department of Non-Communicable Diseases Epidemiology. I deliver several lectures and practical sessions on the MSc in Epidemiology. I teach on the Extended Epidemiology, and Advanced Statistical Methods for Epidemiology (ASME) MSc modules, and on the Advanced Course in Epidemiological Analysis (ACEA) and Practical Pharmacoepidemiology short courses.
My main research focus is on cancer epidemiology and cancer survivorship, and I lead the Beyond Cancer research group (https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/research/centres-projects-groups/beyond-cancer), funded by my Wellcome Senior Research Fellowship. Our aims are to investigate the long-term health consequences of cancer and its treatment, including vascular health, mental health, and other outcomes.
I was one of the founding statistical leads of OpenSAFELY, a data platform and research collaboration set up at the start of the 2019 COVID-19 pandemic, and designed to use linked health data sources covering most of the population of England to answer key questions about this emerging disease.
I am also interested in pharmacoepidemiology, health effects of obesity, and methodological issues in the analysis of electronic health records.