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

Metformin use and risk of cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes: a cohort study of primary care records using inverse probability weighting of marginal structural models.
Farmer RE; Ford D; Mathur R; Chaturvedi N; Kaplan R; Smeeth L; Bhaskaran K
International journal of epidemiology
Associations Between Measures of Sarcopenic Obesity and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality: A Cohort Study and Mendelian Randomization Analysis Using the UK Biobank.
Farmer RE; Mathur R; Schmidt AF; Bhaskaran K; Fatemifar G; Eastwood SV; Finan C; Denaxas S; Smeeth L; Chaturvedi N
Journal of the American Heart Association
A chronological map of 308 physical and mental health conditions from 4 million individuals in the English National Health Service
Kuan V; Denaxas S; Gonzalez-Izquierdo A; Direk K; Bhatti O; Husain S; Sutaria S; Hingorani M; Nitsch D; Parisinos CA
The Lancet Digital Health
Thromboembolic and haemorrhagic events in patients with atrial fibrillation: a prospective cohort study in UK primary and secondary care.
Robson J; Mathur R; Priebe M; Ahmed Z; Ayerbe L
The British journal of general practice
Ethnicity and risk of diagnosed dementia after stroke: a cohort study using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink.
Shiekh SI; Forbes H; Mathur R; Smeeth L; Pearce N; Warren-Gash C
Journal of epidemiology and community health
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