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Helena Carreira

Licenciatura MSc PhD

Research Fellow

Room
250

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0) 20 7636 2126

I hold degrees in Nutrition (Licenciatura) and Public Health (MSc), both from the University of Porto, and a PhD in Epidemiology and Population Health from LSHTM.

My PhD looked at adverse mental health outcomes and quality of life in breast cancer survivors in the UK. These studies were supported by an MRC Industrial CASE PhD Scholarship in Epidemiology, jointly funded by the Medical Research Council and by the Clinical Practice Research Datalink at the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.

Prior to my doctoral studies, my research included an international study of cancer survival at LSHTM, as well as research into the determinants of gastric and oesophageal cancers, and secular trends of risk factors for cardiovascular disease, in Portugal.

Affiliations

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

Centres

Centre for Global Chronic Conditions

Teaching

I supervise MSc projects and teach in several modules of the MSc programmes (e.g.  Basic Epidemiology, Epidemiology in Practice, Extended Epidemiology, Global Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases, Research Design and Analysis, Statistical Methods for Epidemiology and Population Health).

Research

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

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
Erratum to \"Worldwide comparison of ovarian cancer survival: Histological group and stage at diagnosis (CONCORD-2)\" [Gynecol. Oncol. 144 (2017) 396-404].
Matz M; Coleman MP; Carreira H; Salmerón D; Chirlaque MD; Allemani C; CONCORD Working Group
2017
Gynecologic oncology
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
Lancet
Explaining the decline in coronary heart disease mortality in Portugal between 1995 and 2008.
Pereira M; Azevedo A; Lunet N; Carreira H; O'Flaherty M; Capewell S; Bennett K
2013
Circulation Cardiovascular quality and outcomes
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