The ICCP team
Professor Kausik Ray - Head of ICCP, Chair and Professor, Department of Primary Care and Public Health
Professor Ray's research interests have focused on the prevention of cardiovascular disease with a special interest in lipids and diabetes. He has investigated the early benefits of statin therapy, the advantages of more/less intensive glycaemic control, and the risks/benefits of aspirin therapy. These have influenced AHA/ACC and ESC guidelines. His work on statins and diabetes risk led to a global label change for statins by the FDA and EMEA. He continues to investigate the role of lipids, lipoproteins, diabetes, inflammation and thrombosis and coronary events.Currently he leads the EAS Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) Studies collaboration, is the SeniorPrinciple Investigator (PI) for the TOGETHER study looking at cardiometabolic risk in the vascular health checks in 250,000 people inLondon, and is the primary investigator for all other projects within ICCP.
Dr Antonio J. Vallejo-Vaz - Clinical Research Fellow
Dr Vallejo-Vaz is involved in different epidemiological research projects and evidence-synthesis studies related to cardiovascular risk factors and diseases. He is the main coordinator for the EAS Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Studies Collaboration (FHSC), an international initiative aiming to generate large scale robust data on how Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is detected and managed and the clinical consequences of the current practice on outcomes.
Dr Ailsa McKay - Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Osman Najam - Honorary Clinical Research Fellow
Dr. Najam is a Specialist Registrar in Cardiology and he obtained the highly competitive Academic Clinical Fellowship in Cardiology in London, which gave him his first research exposure to Preventative Cardiology and Epidemiology under Professor Kausik Ray. He joined the ICCP to develop hisacademicinterests, and is currently setting up a PhD to continue to explore these areas of research interest.
Dr Rao Kondapally Seshasai - Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Public Health
Dr Seshasai is currently the co-investigator for TOGETHER study, which is aimed at collating routinely collected data on individuals attending the NHS Health Checks programme in South London, and ultimately using this information to improve CVD risk prediction among diverse populations.
Christophe Stevens - Software developer
Maria Woringer - Research assistant
ICCP wishes to acknowledge the generosity of its funding partners (including the National Institute for Health Research, Pfizer, Regeneron, Amgen, Sanofi, and MSD) for supporting its staff and its diverse portfolio of research.