Life course: an epidemiological lens, what have we learned? ShareThis


MARCH and the Centre for Global NCDs of LSHTM, and the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Aging UCL are hosting a seminar on life course epidemiology.

Full title: Life course – an epidemiological lens, what have we learned from cohort studies around the world and what comes next?

Featuring talks on:

· Life course epidemiology: Three decades of learning from cohorts in low & middle income countries
Professor Cesar Victora, University of Pelotas, Brazil

· Life course epidemiology: Aiming for a century of UK cohort studies
Professor Diana Kuh, Director of MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Aging, UCL

· Expert panel discussion –  Cesar Victora, Diana Kuh, with Andrew Prentice, Neil Pearce

Followed by wine reception South Courtyard Cafe.

Admission: Free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is first come, first served.

Contact: Elizabeth Huntley


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    Professor Diana Kuh,

    Director of the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing

    Professor Diana Kuh is the Director of the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL and of the MRC National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD). Diana is the co-founder of the field of life course epidemiology and co-author of the key texts. Diana uses NSHD data to study how biological, psychological and social factors at different stages of life, independently, cumulatively or interactively affect adult health, ageing and chronic disease risk.

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    Professor Cesar Victora,

    Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology

    Cesar G. Victora is Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology at the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil, where he works since 1977. He also has honorary appointments at Johns Hopkins University, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Oxford University. He has conducted extensive research in maternal and child health and nutrition, birth cohort studies, inequalities in health, and on the evaluation of the impact of major global health programs. Some of the studies he has contributed to include case-control studies on breastfeeding and infant mortality, the three Pelotas Birth Cohort Studies (1982, 1993 and 2004), the Multicenter Growth Reference Study which led to the WHO Child Growth Standards, several large-scale evaluation studies including the Multi-Country Evaluation of IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Illness), and the COHORTS collaboration including the five longest-running birth cohort studies in developing countries.