Chiara is Professor of Population Studies and Global 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.
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
Carrillo-Larco, Rodrigo Martín and Stern, Dalia and Hambleton, Ian R and Hennis, Anselm and Cesare, Mariachiara Di and Lotufo, Paulo and Ferreccio, Catterina and Irazola, Vilma and Perel, Pablo and Gregg, Edward W and Miranda, J Jaime and Ezzati, Majid and Danaei, Goodarz and Carrillo-Larco, Rodrigo M. and Stern, Dalia and Hambleton, Ian R. and Hennis, Anselm and Di Cesare, Mariachiara and Lotufo, Paulo and Ferreccio, Catterina and Irazola, Vilma and Perel, Pablo and Gregg, Edward W and Miranda, J. Jaime and Ezzati, Majid and Danaei, Goodarz and Aguilar-Salinas, Carlos A and Alvarez-Váz, Ramón and Amadio, Marselle B and Baccino, Cecilia and Bambs, Claudia and Bastos, João Luiz and Beckles, Gloria and Bernabe-Ortiz, Antonio and Bernardo, Carla DO and Bloch, Katia V. and Blümel, Juan E. and Boggia, Jose G. and Borges, Pollyanna K. and Bravo, Miguel and Brenes-Camacho, Gilbert and Carbajal, Horacio A and Rascon, Maria S. Castillo and Ceballos, Blanca H. and Colpani, Veronica and Cooper, Jackie A and Cortes, Sandra and Cortes-Valencia, Adrian and Cunha, Roberto S and d'Orsi, Eleonora and Dow, William H and Espeche, Walter G and Fuchs, Flavio D. and Fuchs, Sandra C. and Gimeno, Suely GA and Gomez-Velasco, Donaji and Gonzalez-Chica, David A and Gonzalez-Villalpando, Clicerio and Gonzalez-Villalpando, María-Elena and Grazioli, Gonzalo and Guerra, Ricardo O. and Gutierrez, Laura and Herkenhoff, Fernando L and Horimoto, Andrea RVR and Huidobro, Andrea and Koch, Elard and Lajous, Martin and Lima-Costa, Maria Fernanda and Lopez-Ridaura, Ruy and Maciel, Alvaro CC and Manrique-Espinoza, Betty S and Marques, Larissa P and Mill, Jose G and Moreira, Leila B and Muñoz, Oscar M and Ono, Lariane M and Oppermann, Karen and Paiva, Karina M. and Peixoto, Sergio V. and Pereira, Alexandre C. and Peres, Karen G. and Peres, Marco A. and Ramírez-Palacios, Paula and Rech, Cassiano R and Rivera-Paredez, Berenice and Rodriguez, Nohora I and Rojas-Martinez, Rosalba and Rosero-Bixby, Luis and Rubinstein, Adolfo and Ruiz-Morales, Alvaro and Salazar, Martin R and Salinas-Rodriguez, Aaron and Salmerón, Jorge and Sanchez, Ramon A and Silva, Nelson AS and Silva, Thiago LN and Smeeth, Liam and Spritzer, Poli M and Tartaglione, Fiorella and Tartaglione, Jorge and Velázquez-Cruz, Rafael (2021) Impact of common cardio-metabolic risk factors on fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular disease in Latin America and the Caribbean: an individual-level pooled analysis of 31 cohort studies. The Lancet Regional Health - Americas , 4 (Dec 21). ISSN 2667-193X (Published online first)
Sabates, Ricardo and Di Cesare, Mariachiara (2021) Can maternal education sustain or enhance the benefits of early life interventions? Evidence from the Young Lives longitudinal study. Compare: a Journal of Comparative and International Education , 51 (5). pp. 651-669. ISSN 0305-7925
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