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 the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’. Chiara is a scientist with interdisciplinary work experience in both academia and international organisations (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean). 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 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
Programme leader BSc in Public Health
Malnutrition, cardiovascular health, wearable devices, health inequalities
Zaidel, Ezequiel J. and Leng, Xinyi and Adeoye, Abiodun Modhood and Hakim, Ferdous and Karmacharya, Biraj and Katbeh, Asim and Neubeck, Lis and Partridge, Stephanie and Perel, Pablo and Huffman, Mark D. and Di Cesare, Mariachiara (2020) Inclusion in the World Health Organization model list of essential medicines of non-vitamin K anticoagulants for treatment of non-valvular atrial fibrillation: a step towards reducing the burden of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Global Heart , 15 (1). ISSN 2211-8160
Taddei, Cristina and Zhou, Bin and Bixby, Honor and Carrillo-Larco, Rodrigo M. and Jackson, Rod T. and Farzadfar, Farshad and Sophiea, Marisa K. and Di Cesare, Mariachiara and NCD Risk Factor Collaboration, (NCD-RisC) (2020) Repositioning of the global epicentre of non-optimal cholesterol. Nature , 582 . pp. 73-77. ISSN 0028-0836
Micha, Renata and Mannar, Venkatesh and Afshin, Ashkan and Allemandi, Lorena and Baker, Phillip and Battersby, Jane and Bhutta, Zulfiqar and Chen, Kevin and Corvalan, Camilla and Di Cesare, Mariachiara and Dolan, Carmel and Fonseca, Jorge and Hayashi, Chika and Rosenzweig, Cynthia and Schofield, Dominic and Grummer-Strawn, Laurence (2020) 2020 Global nutrition report: action on equity to end malnutrition. Technical Report. Development Initiatives, Bristol, UK.
Carrillo-Larco, Rodrigo M. and Di Cesare, Mariachiara and Hambleton, Ian and Hennis, Anselm and Irazola, Vilma and Stern, Dalia and Ferreccio, Catterina and Lotufo, Paulo and Perel, Pablo and Gregg, Edward W and Ezzati, Majid and Danaei, Goodarz and Miranda, J. Jaime and Cohorts Consortium of Latin America and the Caribbean (CC-LAC), , (2020) Cohort profile: The Cohorts Consortium of Latin America and the Caribbean (CC-LAC). International Journal of Epidemiology . ISSN 0300-5771 (Accepted/In press)
Bentham, James and Singh, Gitanjali M. and Danaei, Goodarz and Green, Rosemary and Lin, John K. and Stevens, Gretchen A. and Farzadfar, Farshad and Bennett, James E. and Di Cesare, Mariachiara and Dangour, Alan D. and Ezzati, Majid (2020) Multidimensional characterization of global food supply from 1961 to 2013. Nature Food , 1 . pp. 70-75. ISSN 2662-1355
'Healthcare assistants’ knowledge, attitudes and experiences of preventing pressure ulcers: a mixed method study'. Burdett Trust for Nursing Grant. CoI, £6,540
'Healthcare assistants’ knowledge, attitudes and experiences of preventing pressure ulcers: a mixed method study'. Department of Adult, Child and Midwifery R&D funding. Middlesex University (Dec 2019-Jul 2020). CoI, £2,060
'The GOALPoST Study: improving Global access to Oral AnticoaguLants to Prevent Stroke in aTrial fibrillation'. World Heart Federation (2018-2020). CoI, £25,000
'Dynamics of social inequalities in undernutrition and adiposity from 1975 to 2015: a global analysis'. The Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard - Health of the Public 2040 Award (2017-2019). PI, £49,259
'Inequalities in cardiovascular risk factors'. Imperial College London Inter-insitutional collaboration (2018).PI, £28,000
'Socio-economic inequalities in non-communicable diseases and their risk factors in the MAUCO cohort, Chile'. The European Research Project INCASI (Aug 2018). CoI, £2,000
'Impact of early child undernutrition on overweight during adolescence'. Newton MDX funding (Mar 2017). PI, £2,000