Dr Aurora Pérez-Cornago
BSc MPH MSc PhD
Associate Professor and Senior Nutritional Epidemiologist
Aurora Pérez-Cornago is a Nutritional Epidemiologist with a particular interest in understanding how diet and obesity impact cancer and cardiovascular disease development and progression.
She holds a Cancer Research UK Population Research Fellowship to investigate the association between obesity and aggressive prostate cancer, integrating information from large datasets based on biomarkers, imaging and genotyping. She has established the Health in Vegetarians Consortium, where she is pooling data from international prospective studies with large numbers of vegetarians and vegans to conduct individual participant data meta-analyses to look at the association of vegetarian and vegan diets with the risk of non-communicable diseases. She also 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.
Development and initial qualitative evaluation of a novel school-based nutrition intervention - COOKKIT (Cooking Kit for Kids).
Pini S. et al, (2023), BMC Public Health, 23
Associations between Fatty Acid Intakes and Plasma Phospholipid Fatty Acid Concentrations in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition.
Huybrechts I. et al, (2023), Nutrients, 15
Intake of the Total, Classes, and Subclasses of (Poly)Phenols and Risk of Prostate Cancer: A Prospective Analysis of the EPIC Study.
Almanza-Aguilera E. et al, (2023), Cancers (Basel), 15
Associations of intakes of total protein, protein from dairy sources, and dietary calcium with risks of colorectal, breast, and prostate cancer: a prospective analysis in UK Biobank.
Watling CZ. et al, (2023), Br J Cancer
A body shape index (ABSI) is associated inversely with post-menopausal progesterone-receptor-negative breast cancer risk in a large European cohort.
Christakoudi S. et al, (2023), BMC Cancer, 23