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Dr Helena Carreira

MSc PhD

Assistant Professor

Room
250

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0) 20 7636 2126

I hold degrees in Nutritional Sciences (Licenciatura, University of Porto), Public Health (MSc, University of Porto), and Epidemiology and Population Health (PhD, LSHTM).

I joined the Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology in 2013. My research has focused on cancer survival and cancer survivorship issues. This includes studies comparing survival from common cancers in different jurisdictions and studies investigating the long-term mental health impact of having had cancer.

Prior to joining LSHTM, I taught Epidemiology at the University of Porto Medical School. I also worked as a Research Fellow at the Public Health Institute, where I looked into the determinants of gastric and oesophageal cancers, and secular trends of risk factors for cardiovascular disease, in Portugal.

Affiliations

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

Centres

Centre for Global Chronic Conditions

Teaching

I co-organise the ‘Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases’ module for the intensive MSc programmes at LSHTM. I also tutor students of the MSc in Epidemiology, supervise MSc projects of both the in-house and distance learning MSc in Epidemiology programmes, and facilitate practical sessions of ‘Extended Epidemiology’ in the Autumn. I co-supervise a doctoral student investigating respiratory outcomes in cancer survivors.

Research

My research focuses on the use of electronic health records, which are routinely collected in primary care practices and hospitals in the UK, to study whether cancer survivors have different outcomes compared to people who did not have cancer. I am also interested in the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer survivorship, and have been involved in several studies including outcomes in cancer survivors.

Research Area
Clinical databases
Surveillance
Systematic reviews
Electronic health records
Qualitative methods
Discipline
Epidemiology
Medicine
Nutrition
Disease and Health Conditions
Cancer
Mental health
Non-communicable diseases
Obesity
Country
United Kingdom
Portugal

Selected Publications

Indirect acute effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on physical and mental health in the UK: a population-based study.
Mansfield KE; Mathur R; Tazare J; Henderson AD; Mulick AR; Carreira H; Matthews AA; Bidulka P; Gayle A; Forbes H
2021
The Lancet. Digital health
Prevalence of COVID-19-related risk factors and risk of severe influenza outcomes in cancer survivors: A matched cohort study using linked English electronic health records data.
Carreira H; Strongman H; Peppa M; McDonald HI; Dos-Santos-Silva I; Stanway S; Smeeth L; Bhaskaran K
2020
EClinicalMedicine
Associations Between Breast Cancer Survivorship and Adverse Mental Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review.
Carreira H; Williams R; Müller M; Harewood R; Stanway S; Bhaskaran K
2018
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Worldwide comparison of survival from childhood leukaemia for 1995-2009, by subtype, age, and sex (CONCORD-2): a population-based study of individual data for 89 828 children from 198 registries in 53 countries.
Bonaventure A; Harewood R; Stiller CA; Gatta G; Clavel J; Stefan DC; Carreira H; Spika D; Marcos-Gragera R; Peris-Bonet R
2017
The Lancet Haematology
Global surveillance of cancer survival 1995-2009: analysis of individual data for 25,676,887 patients from 279 population-based registries in 67 countries (CONCORD-2).
Allemani C; Weir HK; Carreira H; Harewood R; Spika D; Wang X-S; Bannon F; Ahn JV; Johnson CJ; Bonaventure A
2014
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