Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Professor of Public Health



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Christopher Millett is Professor of Public Health at Imperial College London. He is Visiting Professor at the Public Health Foundation of India and the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Christopher moved to the UK from Australia in 1994, working in several research and NHS public health roles before undertaking formal public health training in London. He completed his PhD at Imperial College in 2008 and was awarded a 5 year NIHR Research Professorship in 2014. He is a Fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health.


Christopher directs the Public Health Policy Evaluation Unit within the School of Public Health. He is lead investigator at Imperial College for the NIHR School of Public Health Research. Christopher has published studies on a variety of topics, including tobacco control, active travel and obesity, cardiovascular risk assessment, health system performance and health inequalities. His main research interest is public health policy evaluation, with a particular interest in health inequality impacts. This includes a growing focus on evaluating strategies to prevent and manage chronic (non-communicable) disease in middle income country settings, particularly India and Brazil.

The main areas of his research currently include:

-      active travel and sustainable transport systems

-      tobacco control

-      improving the management of chronic disease 

-      financial protection in health systems

Teaching and training

Christopher teaches on the Masters of Public Health programme at Imperial College and has contributed to postgraduate programmes at the University of Mauritius and the Public Health Foundation of India. He has supervised numerous PhD students, public health trainees and junior doctors. 

PhD Opportunities

Enquiries from prospective PhD students are welcome in any of the research areas listed above.


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Patterson R, Webb E, Hone T, et al., 2019, Associations of Public Transportation Use With Cardiometabolic Health: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis., Am J Epidemiol, Vol:188, Pages:785-795

Jawad M, Vamos E, Najim M, et al., The impact of armed conflict on cardiovascular disease risk: a systematic review, Heart, ISSN:1355-6037

Basu S, Yudkin JS, Berkowitz SA, et al., 2018, Reducing chronic disease through changes in food aid: A microsimulation of nutrition and cardiometabolic disease among Palestinian refugees in the Middle East, Plos Medicine, Vol:15, ISSN:1549-1676

Hone T, Macinko J, Millett C, 2018, Revisiting Alma-Ata: what is the role of primary health care in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?, The Lancet, Vol:392, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:1461-1472

Rasella D, Basu S, Hone T, et al., 2018, Child morbidity and mortality associated with alternative policy responses to the economic crisis in Brazil: A nationwide microsimulation study, PLOS Medicine, Vol:15, ISSN:1549-1277

Filippidis FT, Laverty AA, Hone T, et al., 2017, Association of Cigarette Price Differentials With Infant Mortality in 23 European Union Countries, Jama Pediatrics, Vol:171, ISSN:2168-6203, Pages:1100-1106

Hone T, Rasella D, Barreto ML, et al., 2017, Association between expansion of primary healthcare and racial inequalities in mortality amenable to primary care in Brazil: A national longitudinal analysis, Plos Medicine, Vol:14, ISSN:1549-1676

Borges MC, Louzada ML, de Sa TH, et al., 2017, Artificially Sweetened Beverages and the Response to the Global Obesity Crisis, Plos Medicine, Vol:14, ISSN:1549-1676

Chang KC-M, Lee JT, Vamos EP, et al., 2016, Impact of the National Health Service Health Check on cardiovascular disease risk: a difference-in-differences matching analysis, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Vol:188, ISSN:0820-3946, Pages:E228-E238

Palladino R, Lee JT, Hone T, et al., 2016, The Great Recession And Increased Cost Sharing In European Health Systems, Health Affairs, Vol:35, ISSN:0278-2715, Pages:1204-1213

Basu S, Yudkin JS, Sussman JB, et al., 2016, Alternative Strategies to Achieve Cardiovascular Mortality Goals in China and India A Microsimulation of Target- Versus Risk-Based Blood Pressure Treatment, Circulation, Vol:133, ISSN:0009-7322, Pages:840-848

Basu S, Millett C, Vijan S, et al., 2015, The Health System and Population Health Implications of Large-Scale Diabetes Screening in India: A Microsimulation Model of Alternative Approaches, Plos Medicine, Vol:12, ISSN:1549-1676

Basu S, Glantz S, Bitton A, et al., 2013, The Effect of Tobacco Control Measures during a Period of Rising Cardiovascular Disease Risk in India: A Mathematical Model of Myocardial Infarction and Stroke, Plos Medicine, Vol:10, ISSN:1549-1676

Millett C, Agrawal S, Sullivan R, et al., 2013, Associations between Active Travel to Work and Overweight, Hypertension, and Diabetes in India: A Cross-Sectional Study, Plos Medicine, Vol:10, ISSN:1549-1676

Millett C, Lee JT, Laverty AA, et al., 2013, Hospital Admissions for Childhood Asthma After Smoke-Free Legislation in England, Pediatrics, Vol:131, ISSN:0031-4005, Pages:E495-E501

Moreno-Serra R, Millett C, Smith PC, 2011, Towards Improved Measurement of Financial Protection in Health, PLOS Medicine, Vol:8, ISSN:1549-1277

Millett C, Polansky JR, Glantz SA, 2011, Government Inaction on Ratings and Government Subsidies to the US Film Industry Help Promote Youth Smoking, PLOS Medicine, Vol:8, ISSN:1549-1277

Millett C, Everett CJ, Matheson EM, et al., 2010, Impact of Medicare Part D on Seniors' Out-of-pocket Expenditures on Medications, Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol:170, ISSN:0003-9926, Pages:1325-1330

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