Cristina is an Imperial College Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation (CHEPI). Her fellowship aims to provide evidence on which future strategies would be most effective and cost-effective for improving cholesterol levels and thus tackling cardiovascular disease (CVD) burden in high- and low- and middle-income countries. To this end, she is assessing the impact of policies aimed at improving people diet, such as food regulation and price policies, and enhancing access to treatment for lowering non-HDL cholesterol in countries across different world regions.
Prior to joining CHEPI, Cristina has completed her PhD in Public Health at Imperial College London supported by a Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship and an Imperial College President's PhD Scholarship. She has worked within the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) investigating how blood lipids, and CVD deaths associated with them, have changed across the world over recent decades.
Cristina is a public health consultant with a profound interest in, and commitment to, research focused on generating the scientific evidence needed to improve population health and reduce health inequalities. She has an interdisciplinary background and has worked with several public agencies in Italy and Bolivia, contributing to the development of public health strategies, health policies and health system reforms.
NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), Iurilli N, 2021, Heterogeneous contributions of change in population distribution of body-mass index to change in obesity and underweight, Elife, Vol:10, ISSN:2050-084X
et al., 2020, Height and body-mass index trajectories of school-aged children and adolescents from 1985 to 2019 in 200 countries and territories: a pooled analysis of 2181 population-based studies with 65 million participants, The Lancet, Vol:396, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:1511-1524
NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), 2020, Repositioning of the global epicentre of non-optimal cholesterol, Nature, Vol:582, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:73-77
et al., 2020, National trends in total cholesterol obscure heterogeneous changes in HDL and non-HDL cholesterol and total-to-HDL cholesterol ratio: an analysis of trends in Asian and Western countries, International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol:49, ISSN:1464-3685, Pages:173-192
et al., 2020, Trends in cardiometabolic risk factors in the Americas between 1980 and 2014: a pooled analysis of population-based surveys, The Lancet Global Health, Vol:8, ISSN:2214-109X, Pages:E123-E133