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Dr Ruth Costello

Research Fellow

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I joined the EHR group in 2022 as a research fellow to work on OpenSAFELY projects, investigating healthcare distruption and health inequalities. I previously worked at the University of Manchester where I mainly used CPRD data in studies in the area of rheumatic diseases. While working in Manchester I completed my PhD by publication, this included 7 studies with the theme of using digital data to investigate the management of rheumatoid arthritis. 

Affiliations

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

Research

Research Area
Health inequalities
Primary care
Electronic health records
Discipline
Pharmacoepidemiology
Epidemiology
Disease and Health Conditions
Coronavirus

Selected Publications

Outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 infection among children and young people with pre-existing rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases
Kearsley-Fleet L; Chang M-L; Lawson-Tovey S; Costello R; Fingerhutová Š; Švestková N; Belot A; Aeschlimann FA; Melki I; Koné-Paut I
2022
Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 infection among children and young people with pre-existing rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.
Kearsley-Fleet L; Chang M-L; Lawson-Tovey S; Costello R; Fingerhutová Š; Švestková N; Belot A; Aeschlimann FA; Melki I; Koné-Paut I
2022
Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Factors associated with COVID-19-related death in people with rheumatic diseases: results from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance physician-reported registry.
Strangfeld A; Schäfer M; Gianfrancesco MA; Lawson-Tovey S; Liew JW; Ljung L; Mateus EF; Richez C; Santos MJ; Schmajuk G
2021
Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Glucocorticoid use is associated with an increased risk of hypertension.
Costello RE; Yimer BB; Roads P; Jani M; Dixon WG
2020
Rheumatology (Oxford, England)
How Do Glucocorticoids Used in Rheumatic Disease Affect Body Weight? A Narrative Review of the Evidence.
Morgan C; Costello RE; Ray DW; Dixon WG
2020
Arthritis care & research
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