- Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit
Iona Millwood completed an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge and a DPhil in Molecular Genetics at the University of Oxford. She worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Imperial College London, on large-scale genetic epidemiological projects including the Northern Finland Birth Cohorts, and also spent several years as a Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Australia, developing and conducting clinical trials for biomedical methods of HIV prevention in Australia and South-East Asia.
She joined the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU) in 2009, to work on the China Kadoorie Biobank (CKB) prospective cohort study. Current research interests focus on the genetic and molecular epidemiology of cardiometabolic diseases, and the health effects of alcohol consumption.
Association of CETP Gene Variants With Risk for Vascular and Nonvascular Diseases Among Chinese Adults.
Millwood IY. et al, (2017), JAMA Cardiol
Association of Physical Activity With Risk of Major Cardiovascular Diseases in Chinese Men and Women.
Bennett DA. et al, (2017), JAMA Cardiol
Young adulthood and adulthood adiposity in relation to incidence of pancreatic cancer: a prospective study of 0.5 million Chinese adults and a meta-analysis.
Pang Y. et al, (2017), J Epidemiol Community Health, 71, 1059 - 1067
Fresh fruit consumption and all-cause and cause-specific mortality: findings from the China Kadoorie Biobank.
Du H. et al, (2017), Int J Epidemiol, 46, 1444 - 1455
Diabetes, plasma glucose and incidence of pancreatic cancer: A prospective study of 0.5 million Chinese adults and a meta-analysis of 22 cohort studies.
Pang Y. et al, (2017), Int J Cancer, 140, 1781 - 1788