Imperial College London

Dr Kiara C-M Chang

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

NIHR Research Fellow







609School of Public HealthWhite City Campus





Kiara works in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Public Health. She joined the department after completing her MSc in Operational Research & Finance at the Univeristy of Southampton and BSc in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Her current research focus is on health services research, policy evaluations, and chronic disease manament. In particular on the evaluation of the English NHS Health Check programme.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Morales-Berstein F, Biessy C, Viallon V, et al., 2024, Ultra-processed foods, adiposity and risk of head and neck cancer and oesophageal adenocarcinoma in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study: a mediation analysis, Zeitschrift fur Ernahrungswissenschaft, Vol:63, ISSN:0044-264X, Pages:377-396

Lai HTM, Chang K, Sharabiani MTA, et al., 2023, Twenty-year trajectories of cardio-metabolic factors among people with type 2 diabetes by dementia status in England: a retrospective cohort study, European Journal of Epidemiology, Vol:38, ISSN:0393-2990, Pages:733-744

Laverty AA, Li CR, Chang KC-M, et al., 2023, Cigarette taxation and price differentials in 195 countries during 2014-2018, Tobacco Control, Vol:32, ISSN:0964-4563, Pages:359-365

Chang C-M, Gunter M, Rauber F, et al., 2023, Ultra-processed food consumption, cancer risk and cancer mortality: a large-scale prospective analysis within the UK Biobank, Eclinicalmedicine, Vol:56, ISSN:2589-5370, Pages:1-12

Parnham J, Chang C-M, Rauber F, et al., 2022, The ultra-processed food content of school meals and packed lunches in the United Kingdom, Nutrients, Vol:14, ISSN:2072-6643, Pages:1-14

Haney E, Parnham JC, Chang K, et al., 2022, Dietary quality of school meals and packed lunches: a national study of primary and secondary schoolchildren in the UK, Public Health Nutrition, ISSN:1368-9800

Parnham JC, Chang K, Millett C, et al., 2022, The impact of the Universal Infant Free School Meal policy on dietary quality in English and Scottish primary school children: evaluation of a natural experiment, Nutrients, Vol:14, ISSN:2072-6643

Radó MK, Laverty AA, Hone T, et al., 2022, Cigarette taxation and neonatal and infant mortality: a longitudinal analysis of 159 countries, Plos Global Public Health, Vol:2, ISSN:2767-3375

Chang K, Khandpur N, Neri D, et al., 2021, Association between childhood consumption of ultraprocessed food and adiposity trajectories in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children birth cohort, Jama Pediatrics, Vol:175, ISSN:2168-6211

Rauber F, Chang K, Vamos EP, et al., 2021, Ultra-processed food consumption and risk of obesity: a prospective cohort study of UK Biobank, European Journal of Nutrition, Vol:60, ISSN:1436-6207, Pages:2169-2180

Levy RB, Rauber F, Chang K, et al., 2021, Ultra-processed food consumption and type 2 diabetes incidence: A prospective cohort study., Clinical Nutrition, Vol:40, ISSN:0261-5614, Pages:3608-3614

Palladino R, Vamos E, Chang K, et al., 2020, Evaluation of the diabetes screening component of a national cardiovascular risk assessment programme in England: a retrospective cohort study, Scientific Reports, Vol:10, ISSN:2045-2322

Nazar G, Chang KC-M, Srivastava S, et al., 2019, Impact of India’s National Tobacco Control Programme on bidi and cigarette consumption: a difference-in-differences analysis, Tobacco Control, Vol:29, ISSN:0964-4563, Pages:103-110

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