Jason joined the Nuffield Department of Population Health in October 2016 as a DPhil Student. Using data from UK Biobank (~0.5 million participants), Jason will examine the clustering of behavioural risk factors for Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), and how these clusters are associated with biomarkers of disease, new diagnoses of CHD, and death from CHD.
Before his engagement in his current position, Jason previously studied at the University of Toronto, where he completed an Undergraduate degree and MSc. Jason has also previously worked in the Cancer Epidemiology Unit at Oxford, as an Invited Visiting Scholar. During this time, he used data from the Million Women Study (~1.3 million women) to examine the effects of age, adiposity, and physical activity on the risk of seven site-specific fractures in postmenopausal women.
Jason is generously funded by a Non-Clinical PhD Studentship from the British Heart Foundation.