Close

Dr Helen Strongman

Associate Professor

United Kingdom

I am an epidemiologist with expertise in using UK electronic health record data for research that informs healthcare policy. My NIHR Advanced fellowship focusses on developing methods and research programmes that use electronic health record data to improve access to diagnosis and care for people with rare or low profile health conditions. I am using the sleep disorders narcolepsy and sleep apnoea as initial examples. In my previous role at LSHTM, I investigated risk of cardiovascular disease in cancer survivors.

My research at LSHTM builds on my previous role supporting the development and use of UK electronic health care records at the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). I have a PhD (by published work) in Health Sciences from Warwick University, an MSc in Modern Epidemiology from Imperial College London, a BA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, and previously worked in the global pharmaceutical industry. I am a Trustee & Director of Narcolepsy UK.

Affiliations

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

Teaching

I am a module organiser for the "Thinking Like a Health Data Scientist" MSc module which covers key considerations and decisions that need to be made by health data scientists concerning ethics, information governance, data scope and quality. I also facilitate practical sessions for the Statistical Methods in Epidemiology MSc module and the Systematic Reviews & Meta-analysis short course. I am a PhD supervisor, tutor MSc Health Data Science students, and supervise in-house and distance learning MSc summer projects.

Research

Research Area
Electronic health records
Epidemiology
Disease and Health Conditions
Non-communicable diseases
Country
United Kingdom

Selected Publications

Chronology of healthcare resource use and comorbidities in people with obstructive sleep apnoea and narcolepsy before and after diagnosis: a descriptive study protocol
STRONGMAN, H; BELOT, A; BHASKARAN, K; Eriksson, S; Leschziner, G; Miller, M; Mistry, H; Molloy, A; NOLTE, E; Quinnell, T; Smith, I; TOMLINSON, L; WARREN-GASH, C;
2022
OSF
Medium and long-term risks of specific cardiovascular diseases in survivors of 20 adult cancers: a population-based cohort study using multiple linked UK electronic health records databases.
STRONGMAN, H; Gadd, S; MATTHEWS, A; MANSFIELD, KE; Stanway, S; Lyon, AR; DOS-SANTOS-SILVA, I; SMEETH, L; BHASKARAN, K;
2019
Lancet
Limitations for health research with restricted data collection from UK primary care.
STRONGMAN, H; Williams, R; Meeraus, W; Murray-Thomas, T; Campbell, J; Carty, L; Dedman, D; Gallagher, AM; Oyinlola, J; KOUSOULIS, A; Valentine, J;
2019
Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety
Body mass index and Hodgkin's lymphoma: UK population-based cohort study of 5.8 million individuals.
STRONGMAN, H; Brown, A; SMEETH, L; BHASKARAN, K;
2019
British journal of cancer
Statin use in cancer survivors versus the general population: cohort study using primary care data from the UK clinical practice research datalink.
Chidwick, K; STRONGMAN, H; MATTHEWS, A; Stanway, S; Lyon, AR; SMEETH, L; BHASKARAN, K;
2018
BMC cancer
Approach to record linkage of primary care data from Clinical Practice Research Datalink to other health-related patient data: overview and implications.
Padmanabhan, S; Carty, L; Cameron, E; Ghosh, RE; Williams, R; STRONGMAN, H;
2018
European journal of epidemiology
Risk of fractures in half a million survivors of 20 cancers: a population-based matched cohort study using linked English electronic health records.
Buzasi, E; CARREIRA, H; Funston, G; MANSFIELD, KE; FORBES, H; STRONGMAN, H; BHASKARAN, K;
2024
The lancet. Healthy longevity
See more information