Dr Om Kurmi
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BSc MSc PhD
Senior Scientist in Respiratory Epidemiology, CTSU
Dr Om Kurmi is a Senior Scientist in Respiratory Epidemiology at the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU), Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford. After a first degree in microbiology from Nepal in 2001, Dr Kurmi completed post-graduate degree at De Montfort University in 2003. He then completed a PhD in respiratory and environmental epidemiology at the University of Aberdeen for his work on cardiorespiratory health effects of household air pollution. After working as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham (2009 - 2012), he joined CTSU in August 2012 and co-ordinates the respiratory epidemiology programme of the China Kadoorie Biobank (CKB). He was also one of the UK co-ordinators of the 2nd resurvey for the CKB which is was completed successfully in 2013/2014. He is a visiting faculty member of Central Department of Environmental Sciences, Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Dr Kurmi’s main research interest is the environmental epidemiology of lung diseases, particularly in low and middle income countries. The main areas of his interest are cardiorespiratory health effects of air pollution (both household and ambient air pollution), occupational exposures and smoking (active and second-hand smoking). He has supervised three MSc students, two undergraduates and currently supervising a PhD student.
Trans-generational changes and rural-urban inequality in household fuel use and cookstove ventilation in China: A multi-region study of 0.5 million adults.
Chan KH. et al, (2017), Int J Hyg Environ Health, 220, 1370 - 1381
Gestational age specific postnatal growth curves for singleton babies in a tertiary hospital of Western Nepal
Pathak S. et al, (2017), Journal of the Nepal Medical Association, 56, 325 - 330
Burden of carotid artery atherosclerosis in Chinese adults: Implications for future risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Clarke R. et al, (2017), Eur J Prev Cardiol, 24, 647 - 656
Genome-wide association analyses for lung function and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease identify new loci and potential druggable targets.
Wain LV. et al, (2017), Nat Genet, 49, 416 - 425
Patterns of domestic exposure to carbon monoxide and particulate matter in households using biomass fuel in Janakpur, Nepal.
Bartington SE. et al, (2017), Environ Pollut, 220, 38 - 45