Occupational physician and epidemiologist with expertise in occupational lung diseases.
Specific Research areas:
1) Asbestos-related diseases, in particular lung cancer and mesothelioma
2) Occupational asthma, COPD, ILD
3) Occupational exposure methods, and development of new efficient web-based tools
4) Gene-environment interactions in occupational lung diseases
5) Climate change and occupational health co-benefits
Current Research Projects:
I am currently working on the HSE-COPD study in the UK Biobank, a cohort set up to improve our understanding of the environmental and genetic causes of common diseases that recruited 500,000 men and women aged 40-69 from the UK general population.
The overarching goal of the HSE-COPD study is to identify the occupational causes of COPD and related burden in the UK general population in order to implement focused preventive strategies at workplace.
Course organizer and lecturer on epidemiology and statistical methods, occupational lung diseases and occupational health surveillance.
et al., 2020, Occupational exposure to inhaled pollutants and risk of airflow obstruction: a large UK population-based UK Biobank cohort., Thorax, Vol:75, Pages:468-475
et al., 2020, Impact of an asbestos cemet factory on mesothelioma incidence in a community in Italy, Environmental Research, Vol:183, ISSN:0013-9351
Schraufnagel DE, De Matteis S, Hoffmann B, 2020, Reply: An "Old" Methodological Pitfall: Numbers of Deaths Due to Reducing Air Pollution Cannot Be Identified from Epidemiological Data, Annals of the American Thoracic Society, Vol:17, ISSN:1546-3222, Pages:528-528
et al., 2019, Pesticide exposure and lung function: a systematic review and meta-analysis., Occupational Medicine, Vol:70, ISSN:0962-7480, Pages:14-23
et al., 2019, MultiTex RCT - a multifaceted intervention package for protection against cotton dust exposure among textile workers - a cluster randomized controlled trial in Pakistan: study protocol, Trials, Vol:20, ISSN:1745-6215