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Robert Smith

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Robert Smith


DPhil Student

Robert joined the Cancer Epidemiology Unit in 2016 and is studying for a DPhil in Population Health. His training is within the realm of social epidemiology and is supervised by Drs. Sarah Floud and Isobel Barnes. Robert’s research is aimed at better understanding relationships between social isolation and coronary heart disease outcomes, and exploring the role of physiological mechanisms mediating such relationships. This research will source data from the Million Women’s Study and UK Biobank cohorts. Prior to the University of Oxford, Robert received his MSc in Health Services Research from the University of Toronto and BSc in Medical Sciences from Brock University. Stemming from these experiences, Robert’s research interests are broadly themed around understanding how social factors influence population health and health system performance.

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