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
Kontis, Vasillis 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 (2020) Magnitude, demographics and dynamics of the impact of the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic on all-cause mortality in 21 industrialised countries. Nature Medicine . ISSN 1078-8956 (Published online first)
Carrillo-Larco, Rodrigo M. and Bennett, James E. and Di Cesare, Mariachiara and Gregg, Edward W. and Bernabe-Ortiz, Antonio (2020) The contribution of specific non-communicable diseases to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 3.4 in Peru. PLoS One , 15 (10). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1932-6203
Di Cesare, Mariachiara and Jarvis, Jordan D and Scarlatescu, Oana and Leng, Xinyi and Zaidel, Ezequiel J. and Burrone, Esteban and Eiselé, Jean-Luc and Prabhakaran, Dorairaj and Silwa, Karen (2020) NOACs added to WHO’s essential medicines list: recommendations for future policy actions. Global Heart , 15 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2211-8160
Carrillo-Larco, Rodrigo M. and Di Cesare, Mariachiara and Hambleton, Ian R. 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 (Published online first)
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). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2211-8160