Dr Rohini Mathur


Assistant Professor
of Epidemiology and Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow


Keppel Street
United Kingdom

I am an epidemiologist specializing in health equity research. I initially completed an undergraduate degree in public health at the University of Waterloo in Canada, followed by an MSc at LSHTM in reproductive and sexual health research. Prior to coming to LSHTM I worked at the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University in Montreal, and at later at Queen Mary, University of London, where I conducted quality improvement research focussed on identifying and tackling health inequalities across east London. From 2011-2015 I completed an ESRC funded PhD at LSHTM investigating how electronic health records can be best used to examine ethnic inequalities in health outcomes in the UK at LSHTM. A key focus of my PhD was establishing the usability and completeness of ethnicity recorded in primary and secondary care databases in order answer substantive questions around ethnic differences in major chronic disease outcomes.  


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


I am co-organiser for the Professional Certificate Course in Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance. I supervise students on the MSc. Epidemiology and MSc. Public Health.


I am currently completing a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship examining ethnic inequalities in trajectories of diabetes risk factor control and outcomes across the health care pathway.  I am involved in collaborative work with the UK Biobank study as a member of the Diabetes Steering Group, and with the Clinical Effectiveness Group at Queen Mary, University of London.

Research Area
Health inequalities
Health services research
Primary care
Electronic health records
Disease and Health Conditions
Cardiovascular disease
Non-communicable diseases
United Kingdom

Selected Publications

Brain health across the entire glycaemic spectrum: the UK Biobank.
Garfield V; Farmaki A-E; Eastwood SV; Mathur R; Rentsch CT; Bhaskaran K; Smeeth L; Chaturvedi N
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism: a journal of pharmacology and therapeutics
Risk factors for mental illness in adults with atopic eczema or psoriasis: protocol for a systematic review.
Adesanya EI; Schonmann Y; Hayes JF; Mathur R; Mulick AR; Rayner L; Smeeth L; Smith CH; Langan SM; Mansfield KE
BMJ open
Association between living with children and outcomes from COVID-19: an OpenSAFELY cohort study of 12 million adults in England
Forbes H; Morton C; Bacon S; McDonald H; Minassian C; Brown J; Rentsch C; Mathur R; Schultze A; DeVito N
COVID-19 collateral: Indirect acute effects of the pandemic on physical and mental health in the UK
Mansfield K; Mathur R; Tazare J; Henderson A; Mulick A; Carreira H; Matthews A; Bidulka P; Gayle A; Forbes H
Urgent actions and policies needed to address COVID-19 among UK ethnic minorities.
Mathur R; Bear L; Khunti K; Eggo RM
Lancet (London, England)
Ethnicity, Household Composition and COVID-19 Mortality: A National Linked Data Study
Nafilyan V; Islam N; Ayoubkhani D; Gilles C; Katikireddi SV; Mathur R; Summerfield A; Tingay K; Tingay K; Asaria M
Effect of pre-exposure use of hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 mortality: a population-based cohort study in patients with rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus using the OpenSAFELY platform.
Rentsch CT; DeVito NJ; MacKenna B; Morton CE; Bhaskaran K; Brown JP; Schultze A; Hulme WJ; Croker R; Walker AJ
The Lancet Rheumatology
OpenSAFELY: impact of national guidance on switching from warfarin to direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in early phase of COVID-19 pandemic in England
The OpenSAFELY Collaborative; Curtis H; MacKenna B; Walker A; Croker R; Mehrkar A; Morton C; Bacon S; Hickman G; Inglesby P
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