Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Professor in Molecular Epidemiology



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 Abbas Dehghan MD PhD FESCis a medical doctor and an epidemiologist. He studied Epidemiology at Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES) and worked with the Rotterdam Study at the department of epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center, the Netherlands for more than 10 years. In 2016, he joined the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Imperial College London as a reader in cardiometabolic disorders.

 Dr Dehghan is a member of the steering committee of the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) Consortium and has led or been involved in many genome-wide association (GWAS) studies. He has been co-PI of COMBI-BIO, an FP7 EU funded project on the metabolomics of atherosclerosis.

 Dr Dehghan is working on the genetics of omics, in particular metabolomics, and applying Mendelian Randomisation approach to investigate causal determinants of complex traits and diseases including cardiometabolic disorders, dementia and cancers.

Since January 2020, Dr Dehghan is the director of postgraduate research at the school of public health.



Zagkos L, Dib M-J, Cronjé HT, et al., 2024, Cerebrospinal fluid C1-esterase inhibitor and tie-1 levels affect cognitive performance: evidence from proteome-wide mendelian randomization., Genes, Vol:15, ISSN:2073-4425

Wang N, Mustafa R, Zuber V, et al., 2023, Association between systolic blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol with coronary heart disease according to age, Plos One, Vol:18, ISSN:1932-6203

Gallego-Fabrega C, Temprano-Sagrera G, Cárcel-Márquez J, et al., 2023, A multitrait genetic study of hemostatic factors and hemorrhagic transformation after stroke treatment, Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, ISSN:1538-7836

Mustafa R, Ghanbari M, Karhunen V, et al., 2023, Phenome-wide association study on miRNA-related sequence variants: the UK Biobank, Human Genomics, Vol:17, ISSN:1479-7364

O'Farrell F, Aleyakpo B, Mustafa R, et al., 2023, Evidence for involvement of the alcohol consumption WDPCP gene in lipid metabolism, and liver cirrhosis, Scientific Reports, Vol:13, ISSN:2045-2322

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