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The Monitoring Mortality Inequality Consortium is an international collaboration established in 2020 to produce robust research evidence on global comparative studies on the direct and indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with particular emphasis on intersectional inequalities. The collaboration aims to examine the major drivers of mortality inequality across the world.


  • Islam N. “Excess deaths” is the best metric for tracking the pandemic. BMJ. 2022;376:o285  
  • Yates T, Summerfield A, Razieh C, Banerjee A, Chudasama Y, Davies MJ, Gillies C, Islam N, Lawson C, Mirkes E, Zaccardi F. A population-based cohort study of obesity, ethnicity and COVID-19 mortality in 12.6 million adults in England. Nature Communications. 2022;13(1):1-9. 
  • Islam N, Jdanov DA, Shkolnikov VM, Khunti K, Kawachi I, White M, Lewington S, Lacey B. Effects of covid-19 pandemic on life expectancy and premature mortality in 2020: time series analysis in 37 countries. BMJ. 2021;375:e066768 
  • Yates T, Zaccardi F, Islam N, Razieh C, Gillies CL, Lawson CA, Chudasama Y, Rowlands A, Davies MJ, Docherty AB, Openshaw PJM, Baillie JK, Semple MG, Khunti K. Obesity, chronic disease, age, and in-hospital mortality in patients with covid-19: analysis of ISARIC clinical characterisation protocol UK cohort. BMC Infect Dis. 2021;21(1):717  
  • Bermingham C, Morgan J, Ayoubkhani D, Glickman M, Islam N, Sheikh A, Sterne J, Walker AS, Nafilyan V. Estimating the effectiveness of first dose of COVID-19 vaccine against mortality in England: a quasi-experimental study. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2022 (Accepted) 
  • Nafilyan V, Islam N, Mathur R, Ayoubkhani D, Banerjee A, Glickman M, Humberstone B, Diamond I, Khunti K. Ethnic differences in COVID-19 mortality during the first two waves of the Coronavirus Pandemic: a nationwide cohort study of 29 million adults in England. European Journal of Epidemiology. 2021;36:605–17
  • Islam N, Shkolnikov VM, Acosta RJ, Klimkin I, Kawachi I, Irizarry RA, Alicandro G, Khunti K, Yates T, Jdanov DA, White M, Lewington S, Lacey B. Excess deaths associated with covid-19 pandemic in 2020: age and sex disaggregated time series analysis in 29 high income countries. BMJ. 2021;373:n1137 
  • Wilcox CR, Islam N, Dambha-Miller H. Association between influenza vaccination and hospitalisation or all-cause mortality in people with COVID-19: a retrospective cohort study. BMJ Open Resp Res. 2021;8(1):e000857.  
  • Razieh C, Zaccardi F, Islam N, Gillies CL, V Chudasama Y, Rowlands A, Kloecker DE, Davies MJ, Khunti K, Yates T. Ethnic minorities and COVID-19: examining whether excess risk is mediated through deprivation. European Journal of Public Health. 2021;31(3):630–4
  • Nafilyan V, Islam N, Ayoubkhani D, Gilles C, Katikireddi SV, Mathur R, Summerfield A, Tingay K, Asaria M, John A, Goldblatt P, Banerjee A, Glickman M, Khunti K. Ethnicity, household composition and COVID-19 mortality: a national linked data study. J R Soc Med. 2021;114(4):182–211
  • Yates T, Zaccardi F, Islam N, Razieh C, Gillies CL, Lawson CA, Chudasama Y, Rowlands A, Davies MJ, Docherty AB, Openshaw PJ, Baillie JK, Semple MG, Khunti K. Obesity, ethnicity and risk of critical care, mechanical ventilation and mortality in patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19: Analysis of the ISARIC CCP-UK cohort. Obesity. 2021;29(7):1223-1230 
  • Islam N, Lacey B, Shabnam S, Erzurumluoglu AM, Dambha-Miller H, Chowell G, Kawachi I, Marmot M. Social inequality and the syndemic of chronic disease and COVID-19: county-level analysis in the USA. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2021;75:496–500 
  • Islam N, Khunti K, Majeed A. COVID-19, seasonal influenza and measles: potential triple burden and the role of flu and MMR vaccines. J R Soc Med. 2020;113(12):485–6 
  • Rowlands AV, Kloecker DE, Chudasama Y, Davies MJ, Dawkins NP, Edwardson CL, Gillies C, Khunti K, Razieh C, Islam N, Zaccardi F, Yates T. Association of Timing and Balance of Physical Activity and Rest/Sleep With Risk of COVID-19: A UK Biobank Study. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2020;96(1):156–64
  • Chudasama YV, Zaccardi F, Gillies CL, Razieh C, Yates T, Kloecker DE, Rowlands AV, Davies MJ, Islam N, Seidu S, Forouhi NG, Khunti K. Patterns of multimorbidity and risk of severe SARS-CoV-2 infection: an observational study in the U.K. BMC Infect Dis. 2021;21(1):908 
  • Dambha-Miller H, Albasri A, Hodgson S, Wilcox CR, Khan S, Islam N, Little P, Griffin SJ. Currently prescribed drugs in the UK that could upregulate or downregulate ACE2 in COVID-19 disease: a systematic review. BMJ Open. 2020;10(9):e040644.  
  • Jasilionis, D, Grigoriev, P, Stumbrys, D, Stankūnienė, V. Individual and contextual determinants of male suicide in the post-communist region: The case of Lithuania. Popul Space Place. 2020; 26:e2372
  • Islam N, Sharp SJ, Chowell G, Shabnam S, Kawachi I, Lacey B, Massaro JM, D’Agostino RB, White M. Physical distancing interventions and incidence of coronavirus disease 2019: natural experiment in 149 countries. BMJ. 2020;370:m2743.