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Dr Christopher Rentsch

MPH PhD

Research Fellow
of Pharmacoepidemiology

Room
249

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
7943

Christopher received his MPH in Global Epidemiology from Emory University in 2011 and his PhD in Epidemiology & Population Health from LSHTM in 2018.

He was also awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Quantitative Research Methods with Distinction from LSHTM in 2017. 

Affiliations

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

Teaching

Christopher is a co-organiser for the Practical Pharmacoepidemiology short course at LSHTM. He also teaches Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology as a distance learning tutor. 

At Emory University School of Medicine, he developed and led practicals for a short course on an introduction to epidemiology and biostatistics. He has also guest lectured on methods in HIV epidemiology and SAS programming at the Rollins School of Public Health.

Research

As an active member of EHR Research Groups at LSHTM and Yale University, Christopher performs methodological and applied pharmacoepidemiological research using some of the largest EHR-based clinical and genetic cohorts in the world today.

In his current role at LSHTM, Christopher is harnessing UK Biobank and eHealth linkage to quantify risks, explore mechanisms, and determine treatment impacts between glycaemia and chronic disease across the full glycaemic spectrum.

At Yale, Christopher leads numerous investigations using multiple cohorts based on EHR and genetic data in the Veterans Health Administration, including the Million Veteran Program, Veteran Birth Cohort, and Veterans Aging Cohort Study. He is co-Chair and epidemiologic lead of the Polypharmacy and Antiviral Working Groups.

Publications

Research Area
Ageing
Human genetics
Pharmacovigilance
Statistical methods
Vaccines
Alcohol
Electronic health records
Substance use
Discipline
Pharmacoepidemiology
Epidemiology
Genetics
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Non-communicable diseases
Region
World

Selected Publications

Covid-19 by Race and Ethnicity: A National Cohort Study of 6 Million United States Veterans
Rentsch C; Kidwai-Khan F; Tate J; Park L; King J; Skanderson M; Hauser R; Schultze A; Jarvis C; Holodniy M
2020
Covid-19 Testing, Hospital Admission, and Intensive Care Among 2,026,227 United States Veterans Aged 54-75 Years.
Rentsch CT; Kidwai-Khan F; Tate JP; Park LS; King JT; Skanderson M; Hauser RG; Schultze A; Jarvis CI; Holodniy M
2020
medRxiv
Safety of Gabapentin Prescribed for Any Indication in a Large Clinical Cohort of 571,718 US Veterans with and without Alcohol Use Disorder.
Rentsch CT; Morford KL; Fiellin DA; Bryant KJ; Justice AC; Tate JP
2020
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Inhaled corticosteroid use and risk COVID-19 related death among 966,461 patients with COPD or asthma: an OpenSAFELY analysis
Schultze A; Walker AJ; MacKenna B; Morton CE; Bhaskaran K; Brown JP; Rentsch CT; Williamson EJ; Drysdale H; Croker R
2020
OpenSAFELY: factors associated with COVID-19 death in 17 million patients.
Williamson EJ; Walker AJ; Bhaskaran K; Bacon S; Bates C; Morton CE; Curtis HJ; Mehrkar A; Evans D; Inglesby P
2020
Nature
Association of OPRM1 Functional Coding Variant With Opioid Use Disorder: A Genome-Wide Association Study.
Zhou H; Rentsch CT; Cheng Z; Kember RL; Nunez YZ; Sherva RM; Tate JP; Dao C; Xu K; Polimanti R
2020
JAMA Psychiatry
Polypharmacy in HIV: recent insights and future directions.
Edelman EJ; Rentsch CT; Justice AC
2019
Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
Patterns and Correlates of Prescription Opioid Receipt Among US Veterans: A National, 18-Year Observational Cohort Study
Rentsch CT; Edelman EJ; Justice AC; Marshall BDL; Xu K; Smith AH; Crystal S; Gaither JR; Gordon AJ; Smith RV
2019
AIDS and Behavior
Impact of linkage quality on inferences drawn from analyses using data with high rates of linkage errors in rural Tanzania.
Rentsch CT; Harron K; Urassa M; Todd J; Reniers G; Zaba B
2018
BMC medical research methodology
Point-of-contact interactive record linkage (PIRL) between demographic surveillance and health facility data in rural Tanzania.
Rentsch CT; Reniers G; Kabudula C; Machemba R; Mtenga B; Harron K; Mee P; Michael D; Natalis R; Urassa M
2017
International Journal of Population Data Science
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