Dr Alicia Heath
BSc (Hons), BCom, DML, PhD
Alicia joined the Cancer Epidemiology Unit in March 2016, after completing a PhD in Epidemiology and Endocrinology at the University of Melbourne, Australia. For her thesis, Alicia investigated the relationship between vitamin D status and cancer, diabetes and mortality. She also has an honours degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and previously worked on infectious diseases. Alicia is currently working primarily on the Million Women Study, focusing on various lifestyle risk factors for non-communicable diseases.
25-Hydroxyvitamin D concentration and all-cause mortality: the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study.
Heath AK. et al, (2017), Public Health Nutr, 20, 1775 - 1784
Minimizing Matrix Effects for the Accurate Quantification of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Metabolites in Dried Blood Spots by LC-MS/MS.
Kvaskoff D. et al, (2016), Clin Chem, 62, 639 - 646
Measurements of 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in archived dried blood spots are reliable and accurately reflect those in plasma.
Heath AK. et al, (2014), J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 99, 3319 - 3324