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Trishna Desai


DPhil Student

Trishna joined the Cancer Epidemiology Unit (CEU) in October of 2020 as a DPhil student in Population Health. Her research investigates prospective and genetic associations between inflammatory biomarkers and aggressive prostate cancer risk using data from the UK Biobank and European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC).

Trishna’s research is generously supported by Cancer Research UK and is supervised by Professor Tim Key, Associate Professor Ruth Travis, and Dr Ellie Watts. 

Prior to commencing her doctoral studies, Trishna served as a Public Service Fellow with the Cleveland Foundation. She holds an MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology from the University of Oxford, and a BSc in Biology and BA in International Studies from Denison University.

Trishna enjoys collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches towards global public health and is passionate about non-communicable disease epidemiology.