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Dr Emily Herrett

BSc MSc PhD

Assistant Professor

Room
256

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
0207 927 2837

Since joining the School in 2007 I have been working in electronic health record research.   

Affiliations

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

Teaching

My teaching commitments are in distance learning modules.  I teach on EPM103 (Practical Epidemiology) and EPM202 (Statistical Methods for Epidemiology).  I am currently a co-Module Organiser for EPM500 Epidemiology Project Reports. 

I have previously taught on Extended Epidemiology, Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health (STEPH), Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology, the Intensive Short Course in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Basic Maths and the PASS scheme for MSc students struggling with Extended Epidemiology and STEPH. 

Research

My role as an Assistant Professor involves utilising electronic health records for observational and interventional research. 

In the observational stream of my work, I use the Clinical Practice Research Datalink, Hospital Episode Statistics and the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project to carry out studies investigating cardiovascular disease and its prevention.  

I have been awarded a NIHR Post Doctoral Fellowship to investigate the way that we manage blood pressure in the UK.  I will use records from general practice in the UK and New Zealand to explore whether it would be best to use blood pressure thresholds or absolute cardiovascular disease risk to guide blood pressure lowering treatment.

In the interventional stream of my work, I recently completed a cluster randomised trial in 156 UK primary care practices, which investigated the effectiveness of a text message influenza vaccine reminder on vaccine uptake in at-risk groups under 65.  I am involved in the StatinWISE trial, which investigates whether statins cause muscle symptoms.  I am also interested in the use of electronic health records in randomised trials.

Research Area
Clinical databases
Clinical trials
Primary care
Electronic health records
Medicines
Randomised controlled trials
Discipline
Epidemiology
Disease and Health Conditions
Cardiovascular disease
Non-communicable diseases
Country
United Kingdom
Region
European Union

Selected Publications

Eligibility and subsequent burden of cardiovascular disease of four strategies for blood pressure-lowering treatment: a retrospective cohort study.
Herrett E; Gadd S; Jackson R; Bhaskaran K; Williamson E; van Staa T; Sofat R; Timmis A; Smeeth L
2019
Lancet
Study protocol for statin web-based investigation of side effects (StatinWISE): a series of randomised controlled N-of-1 trials comparing atorvastatin and placebo in UK primary care.
Herrett E; Williamson E; Beaumont D; Prowse D; Youssouf N; Brack K; Armitage J; Goldacre B; MacDonald T; Staa TV
2017
BMJ open
Text messaging reminders for influenza vaccine in primary care: a cluster randomised controlled trial (TXT4FLUJAB).
Herrett E; Williamson E; van Staa T; Ranopa M; Free C; Chadborn T; Goldacre B; Smeeth L
2016
BMJ open
Impact of Statin-Related Media Coverage on the Use of Statins: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis Using UK Primary Care Data
Matthews A; Herrett E; Gasparrini A; Van Staa T; Ben G; Smeeth L; Bhaskaran K
2016
PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY
Impact of statin related media coverage on use of statins: interrupted time series analysis with UK primary care data.
Matthews A; Herrett E; Gasparrini A; Van Staa T; Goldacre B; Smeeth L; Bhaskaran K
2016
BMJ (Clinical research ed)
Data Resource Profile: Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD).
Herrett E; Gallagher AM; Bhaskaran K; Forbes H; Mathur R; van Staa T; Smeeth L
2015
International journal of epidemiology
Validation and validity of diagnoses in the General Practice Research Database: a systematic review.
Herrett E; Thomas SL; Schoonen WM; Smeeth L; Hall AJ
2010
British journal of clinical pharmacology
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