Dr Kevin Wing


Assistant Professor
of Epidemiology


Keppel Street
United Kingdom

I initially trained as a Biochemist, graduating from Bristol University with a BSc (Hons) in 1998. I subsequently completed an MSc in Information Technology at Glasgow University. I have 10 years experience working on technology and processes relating to the licensing and regulation of medicines. In 2010 I completed the MSc Epidemiology at LSHTM and completed my PhD at LSHTM in October 2015.


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


I am a tutor on the DL Statistical Methods in Epidemiology MSc module (EPM202) and have previously taught on the Basic Epidemiology and Basic Statistics modules of the MSc Public Health, and the Short Course in Practical Pharmacoepidemiology.


I have a general interest in the use of data collected as part of routine clinical care for studies of epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology. My current main area of research focuses on the use of randomised controlled trial individual patient data for optimising the study of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) drug treatment effects within UK primary and secondary care. Other research I am involved in includes quantification of the risk of serious drug-induced liver injury associated with a range of drug treatments, and a number of studies on Ebola using data collected as part of clinical care during and after the 2013-16 West African outbreak.


Research Area
Clinical databases
Drug discovery and development
Primary care
Electronic health records
Randomised controlled trials
Genetic epidemiology
Disease and Health Conditions
Eye diseases
Emerging Infectious Disease
Respiratory disease
United Kingdom
Sierra Leone

Selected Publications

Risk in the "Red Zone": outcomes for children admitted to Ebola holding units in Sierra Leone without Ebola virus disease.
Fitzgerald, F. ; Wing, K. ; Naveed, A. ; Gbessay, M. ; Ross, J.C. ; Checchi, F. ; Youkee, D. ; Jalloh, M.B. ; Baion, D. ; Mustapha, A. ; Jah, H. ; Lako, S. ; Oza, S. ; Boufkhed, S. ; Feury, R. ; Bielicki, J. ; Williamson, E. ; Gibb, D.M. ; Klein, N. ; Sahr, F. ; Yeung, S. ;
Clin Infect Dis
The incidence of diabetes mellitus and diabetic retinopathy in a population-based cohort study of people age 50 years and over in Nakuru, Kenya.
Bastawrous, A. ; Mathenge, W. ; Wing, K. ; Bastawrous, M. ; Rono, H. ; Weiss, H.A. ; Macleod, D. ; Foster, A. ; Peto, T. ; Blows, P. ; Burton, M. ; Kuper, H. ;
BMC Endocr Disord
Optimising case detection within UK electronic health records: use of multiple linked databases for detecting liver injury.
Wing, K. ; Bhaskaran, K. ; Smeeth, L. ; van Staa, T.P. ; Klungel, O.H. ; Reynolds, R.F. ; Douglas, I. ;
BMJ Open
Ebola Virus Disease in Children, Sierra Leone, 2014-2015.
Fitzgerald, F. ; Naveed, A. ; Wing, K. ; Gbessay, M. ; Ross, J.C. ; Checchi, F. ; Youkee, D. ; Jalloh, M.B. ; Baion, D. ; Mustapha, A. ; Jah, H. ; Lako, S. ; Oza, S. ; Boufkhed, S. ; Feury, R. ; Bielicki, J.A. ; Gibb, D.M. ; Klein, N. ; Sahr, F. ; Yeung, S. ;
Emerg Infect Dis
Risk of tuberculosis in patients with diabetes: population based cohort study using the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink.
Pealing, L. ; Wing, K. ; Mathur, R. ; Prieto-Merino, D. ; Smeeth, L. ; Moore, D.A. ;
BMI and risk of dementia in two million people over two decades: a retrospective cohort study
Qizilbash, N.; Gregson, J.; Johnson, M.E.; Pearce, N.; Douglas, I.; Wing, K.; Evans, S.J.W.; Pocock, S.J.
Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
Development of predictive genetic tests for improving the safety of new medicines: the utilization of routinely collected electronic health records.
Wing, K.; Douglas, I.; Bhaskaran, K.; Klungel, O.H.; Reynolds, R.F.; Pirmohamed, M.; Smeeth, L.; van Staa, T.P.;
Drug Discov Today
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