Imperial College London

DrRachelSmith

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Associate in Statistical Epidemiology
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 3313rachel.smith05

 
 
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Location

 

527Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

I am a postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, where I also completed my PhD.  My PhD focussed on exposure to water disinfection by-products during pregnancy in the Born in Bradford birth cohort.  My academic background covers both biological and social disciplines, with an undergraduate degree in Human Sciences (St John’s College, Oxford) and an MSc in Epidemiology (Imperial College London).

Since completing my PhD I have worked on both the COSMOS and SCAMP cohort studies which are investigating potential effects of exposure to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields (from mobile phones and other wireless devices) on adult health and children’s cognition respectively.

I am also working on the Traffic Pollution and Health in London project, examining the relationship between traffic-related noise and air pollution and risk of adverse reproductive outcomes (e.g. low birth weight and pre-term delivery).

 Key research areas:

  • Cohort studies
  • Reproductive health
  • Health & Environment

Publications

Journals

Freni Sterrantino A, Afoakwah P, Ghosh R, et al., Birth weight centiles and small for gestational age (SGA) by sex and ethnicity for England and Wales, Archives of Disease in Childhood, ISSN:1468-2044

Ghosh R, Freni Sterrantino A, Douglas P, et al., 2019, Fetal growth, stillbirth, infant mortality and other birth outcomes near UK municipal waste incinerators; retrospective population based cohort and case-control study, Environment International, Vol:122, ISSN:0160-4120, Pages:151-158

Smith RB, Fecht D, Gulliver J, et al., 2017, Impacts of London's road traffic air and noise pollution on birth weight: a retrospective population-based cohort study, Bmj, Vol:359, ISSN:0959-8138

Toledano MB, Smith RB, Chang I, et al., 2015, Cohort profile: UK COSMOS – a UK cohort for study of environment and health, International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol:46, ISSN:1464-3685, Pages:775-787

Smith RB, Edwards SC, Best N, et al., 2015, Birth Weight, Ethnicity, and Exposure to Trihalomethanes and Haloacetic Acids in Drinking Water during Pregnancy in the Born in Bradford Cohort., Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol:124, ISSN:1552-9924, Pages:681-689

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