Dr Keren Papier
Keren Papier is a Nutritional Epidemiologist whose research examines the burden and major modifiable risk factors (diet, lifestyle) of malnutrition and non-communicable diseases in different populations. She has a particular interest in cardio-metabolic diseases and in assessing risk factors that affect vulnerable population groups. Her international research settings include: Thailand, Philippines, Australia, and the UK.
At the Cancer Epidemiology Unit (CEU), Keren's work forms part of the Wellcome Trust funded LEAP Project (Livestock, Environment and People). For this work, she examines the relationship between animal sourced foods (particularly meat and dairy) and health outcomes. To do this, Keren uses large-scale epidemiological cohort data such as EPIC-Oxford, UK Biobank and the Million Women Study.
In addition to her role at the CEU, Keren is Postdoctoral Associate at St Cross College.
Before joining the Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Keren received her PhD in Epidemiology from the Australian National University, for which she assessed the incidence and risk factors of emerging type 2 diabetes mellitus in Thailand. She also holds a Bachelor of Public Health Nutrition (Honours I) from Griffith University.
Meat consumption and risk of 25 common conditions: outcome-wide analyses in 475,000 men and women in the UK Biobank study
Papier K. et al, (2021), BMC Medicine
Vegetarian and vegan diets and risks of total and site-specific fractures: results from the prospective EPIC-Oxford study.
Tong TYN. et al, (2020), BMC Med, 18
Replacement of Red and Processed Meat With Other Food Sources of Protein and the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in European Populations: The EPIC-InterAct Study.
Ibsen DB. et al, (2020), Diabetes Care, 43, 2660 - 2667
Meat intake and cancer risk: prospective analyses in UK Biobank.
Knuppel A. et al, (2020), Int J Epidemiol, 49, 1540 - 1552
Association between nutritional profiles of foods underlying Nutri-Score front-of-pack labels and mortality: EPIC cohort study in 10 European countries.
Deschasaux M. et al, (2020), BMJ, 370