Dr Amaral is an epidemiologist at the National Heart and Lung Institute, where he leads a research group whose work focuses on understanding the causes of poor lung function and chronic lung disease in populations around the globe. He is also interested in the mechanisms underlying differences in lung function across ethnic groups and multimorbidity associated with poor lung function. His goal is to contribute to the prevention of chronic lung disease and reduction of mortality worldwide.
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Blog: Global Respiratory Health
Scientists question the role of solid fuels in common lung disease. Blog: The Surg; September 17, 2017.
COPD - Son of a TB. Blog: Institute of Global Health Innovation; June 17, 2016.
et al., 2023, The association of spirometric small airways obstruction with respiratory symptoms, cardiometabolic diseases, and quality of life: Results from the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) study, Respiratory Research, Vol:24, ISSN:1465-9921
et al., 2023, Occupational exposures and small airways obstruction in the UK Biobank Cohort, Erj Open Research, Vol:9, ISSN:2312-0541, Pages:1-9
et al., 2023, Small airways obstruction and its risk factors in the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) study: a multinational cross-sectional study, The Lancet Global Health, Vol:11, ISSN:2214-109X, Pages:e69-e82
et al., 2018, Airflow Obstruction and Use of Solid Fuels for Cooking or Heating BOLD (Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease) Results, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol:197, ISSN:1073-449X, Pages:595-610
et al., 2017, Female Smokers Are at Greater Risk of Airflow Obstruction Than Male Smokers UK Biobank, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol:195, ISSN:1073-449X, Pages:1226-1235
et al., 2015, Association of pulse wave velocity with total lung capacity: A cross-sectional analysis of the BOLD London study, Respiratory Medicine, Vol:109, ISSN:0954-6111, Pages:1569-1575
et al., 2015, Tuberculosis associates with both airflow obstruction and low lung function: BOLD results, European Respiratory Journal, Vol:46, ISSN:0903-1936, Pages:1104-1112