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Dr Rishi Caleyachetty

Dr Rishi Caleyachetty

Rishi Caleyachetty

Group Leader in Epidemiology for UK Biobank

I am Group Leader in Epidemiology for the UK Biobank. As a non-communicable disease (NCDs) epidemiologist, my interests concern the prevention and control of NCDs both in the UK and in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).  

Efforts to identify, prevent and control NCDs are not optimised due to an incomplete understanding of the scope of individual and co-morbid NCDs and their complications, and the molecular, physiological, environmental and socio-behavioural context. My work focuses on further optimising our understanding of NCDs, their presentation and progression, to inform clinical practice and health policy. 

I completed medical training at Guy’s King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School, King’s College London (2001-2007) and epidemiology training from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (2008-2009) and the University of Cambridge (2009-2012). I have worked as a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Health Policy & Management, Columbia University in the City of New York (2012-2013). Between 2013-2014, I served as an adviser to the Ministry of Health & Quality of Life in the Republic of Mauritius. I currently serve as a member of the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group's Obesity Strategic Council.