Dr 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.
Maternal exposure to intimate partner violence and breastfeeding practices in 51 low-income and middle-income countries: A population-based cross-sectional study
Caleyachetty R. et al, (2019), PLOS Medicine, 16, e1002921 - e1002921
The double burden of malnutrition among adolescents: analysis of data from the Global School-Based Student Health and Health Behavior in School-Aged Children surveys in 57 low- and middle-income countries
Caleyachetty R. et al, (2018), The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 108, 414 - 424
Metabolically Healthy Obese and Incident Cardiovascular Disease Events Among 3.5 Million Men and Women
Caleyachetty R. et al, (2017), Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 70, 1429 - 1437
Association between cumulative social risk and ideal cardiovascular health in US adults: NHANES 1999–2006
Caleyachetty R. et al, (2015), International Journal of Cardiology, 191, 296 - 300
Prevalence of behavioural risk factors for cardiovascular disease in adolescents in low-income and middle-income countries: an individual participant data meta-analysis
Caleyachetty R. et al, (2015), The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, 3, 535 - 544