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Aurora Pérez-Cornago

BSc MSc PhD


Senior Nutritional Epidemiologist

Aurora Pérez-Cornago is a Nutritional Epidemiologist, whose main research interests are in identifying modifiable risk factors (particularly diet-related factors) for non-communicable diseases and translating epidemiological evidence into strategies for prevention.

She mainly works on three major epidemiological studies (EPIC, UK Biobank and the Endogenous Hormones, Nutritional Biomarkers and Prostate Cancer Collaborative Group (EHNBPCCG)) to investigate risk factors underpinning prostate cancer. She leads several projects for the EHNBPCCG and EPIC, and she is the Principal Investigator of a project examining the mediating mechanisms linking anthropometric, lifestyle and dietary risk factors with cancer risk in the UK Biobank cohort study. She oversees the Oxford WebQ (a web-based dietary assessment tool developed in the unit) and creates new dietary resources for UK Biobank. Aurora is also Module Lead for Nutritional Epidemiology of the MSc in Global Health and Epidemiology.

She joined the Cancer Epidemiology Unit in 2015 after working as a Postdoctoral Nutritional Epidemiologist in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Navarra (Spain). She holds a PhD in Food, Physiology and Health from the University of Navarra, and two master’s degrees, one in Public Health and another in Nutrition and Metabolism.