Chiara is Senior Lecturer in Public Health at Middlesex University and Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London. Chiara has a Master’s degree in Statistics, Demography, and Social Sciences and a PhD in Demography from Sapeinza University of Rome. Chiara is a scientist with interdisciplinary work experience in both academia and international organisations. Her research in population health uses and integrates concepts, data and methods from demography, epidemiology, statistics, and social science. Her work has focused on the epidemiology and public health of obesity and undernutrition, the role of early nutrition on child development, whether, and how much, changes in metabolic risk factors have contributed to the decline in cardiovascular mortality, and the extent of within and between countries inequalities in non‐communicable diseases mortality and associated risk factors.
Chiara is currently leading a national pilot for COVID-19 wastewater suvreillance in schools supported by the Department of Health and Social Care. Chiara is also working on the dynamics of social inequalities in undernutrition and adiposity and her research is supported by the Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard award. Chiara is also working on access to treatment for atrial fibrillation to prevent stroke and her research is supported by the World Heart Federation.
Results of Chiara’s recent research on global trends in obesity are currently used by WHO (Global Health Observatory) as official estimates and have been used to write several WHO/UN reports and have received extended global media coverage (Altmetric #14 in 2016 and #7 in 2017).
English, Spanish, Italian
Teaching interests: Global health; Demography; Research methods; Epidemiology
Malnutrition, cardiovascular health, wearable devices, health inequalities
Rahimzadeh, Shadi and Burczynska, Beata and Ahmadvand, Alireza and Sheidaei, Ali and Khademioureh, Sara and Pazhuheian, Forough and Saeedi Moghaddam, Sahar and Bentham, James and Farzadfar, Farshad and Di Cesare, Mariachiara (2021) Geographical and socioeconomic inequalities in female breast cancer incidence and mortality in Iran: A Bayesian spatial analysis of registry data. PLoS One , 16 (3). pp. 1-19. ISSN 1932-6203
Iurilli, Nia and Zhou, Bin and Bennett, James E. and Carrillo-Larco, Rodrigo M. and Sophiea, Marisa K. and Rodriguez-Martinez, Andrea and Bixby, Honor and Solomon, Bethelehem and Taddei, Cristina and Danaei, Goodarz and Di Cesare, Mariachiara and NCD Risk Factor Collaboration, (NCD-RisC) and et al. (2021) Heterogeneous contributions of change in population distribution of body mass index to change in obesity and underweight. eLife , 10 . pp. 1-35. ISSN 2050-084X
Kontis, Vasilis and Bennett, James E and Rashid, Theo and Parks, Robbie M and Pearson-Stuttard, Jonathan and Guillot, Michel and Asaria, Perviz and Zhou, Bin and Battaglini, Marco and Corsetti, Gianni and McKee, Martin and Di Cesare, Mariachiara and Mathers, Colin D and Ezzati, Majid (2021) Author correction: Magnitude, demographics and dynamics of the effect of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on all-cause mortality in 21 industrialized countries. Springer Nature.
Rezaei-Darzi, Ehsan and Mehdipour, Parinaz and Di Cesare, Mariachiara and Farzadfar, Farshad and Rahimzadeh, Shadi and Nissen, Lisa and Ahmadvand, Alireza (2021) Evaluating equality in prescribing Novel Oral Anticoagulants (NOACs) in England: the protocol of a Bayesian small area analysis. PLoS One , 16 (2). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1932-6203
Hassard, Francis and Lundy, Lian and Singer, Andrew C. and Grimsley, Jasmine and Di Cesare, Mariachiara (2021) Innovation in wastewater near-source tracking for rapid identification of COVID-19 in schools [Comment]. The Lancet Microbe , 2 (1). e4-e5. ISSN 2666-5247