Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Chair in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology



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Edward W Gregg, PhD serves as Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London. He joined Imperial College in 2019 accompanying a Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship. Prior to coming to Imperial College, he led a multi-disciplinary public health science unit in the Division of Diabetes Translation at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where he championed the role of epidemiology for public health decision-making through diverse disciplines, including population surveillance, effectiveness trials, natural experiments, and health impact modelling. He has particular interests in the factors driving recent trends in the diabetes epidemic and the impact of lifestyle interventions and related health policies on diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and ageing-related outcomes.

Key Research Interests:

Population surveillance of diabetes, its complications, and care.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Zhou B, Danaei G, Stevens GA, et al., 2019, Long-term and recent trends in hypertension awareness, treatment, and control in 12 high-income countries: an analysis of 123 nationally representative surveys, The Lancet, Vol:394, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:639-651

Gong Q, Zhang P, Wang J, et al., 2019, Morbidity and mortality after lifestyle intervention for people with impaired glucose tolerance: 30-year results of the Da Qing Diabetes Prevention Outcome Study, Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, Vol:7, ISSN:2213-8587, Pages:452-461

Gregg EW, Hora I, Benoit SR, 2019, Resurgence in Diabetes-Related Complications., Jama, Vol:321, Pages:1867-1868

Ali MK, McKeever Bullard K, Imperatore G, et al., 2019, Reach and use of diabetes prevention services in the United States, 2016-2017, Jama Network Open, Vol:2, ISSN:2574-3805

Gregg EW, Cheng YJ, Srinivasan M, et al., 2018, Trends in cause-specific mortality among adults with and without diagnosed diabetes in the USA: an epidemiological analysis of linked national survey and vital statistics data, The Lancet, Vol:391, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:2430-2440

Gregg EW, Lin J, Bardenheier B, et al., 2018, Impact of intensive lifestyle intervention on disability-free life expectancy: The Look AHEAD Study, Diabetes Care, Vol:41, ISSN:0149-5992, Pages:1040-1048

Gregg E, Jakicic JM, Lewis CE, et al., 2016, Association of the magnitude of weight loss and changes in physical fitness with long-term cardiovascular disease outcomes in overweight or obese people with type 2 diabetes: a post-hoc analysis of the Look AHEAD randomised clinical trial, The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, Vol:4, ISSN:2213-8587, Pages:913-921

Gregg EW, Zhuo X, Cheng YJ, et al., 2014, Trends in lifetime risk and years of life lost due to diabetes in the USA, 1985-2011: a modelling study, The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, Vol:2, ISSN:2213-8595, Pages:867-874

Geiss LS, Wang J, Cheng YJ, et al., 2014, Prevalence and incidence trends for diagnosed diabetes among adults Aged 20 to 79 years, United States, 1980-2012, JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol:312, ISSN:0098-7484, Pages:1218-1226

Gregg EW, Li Y, Wang J, et al., 2014, Changes in diabetes-related complications in the United States, 1990-2010, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol:370, ISSN:0028-4793, Pages:1514-1523

Ali MK, Bullard KM, Saaddine JB, et al., 2013, Achievement of Goals in U.S. Diabetes Care, 1999-2010, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol:368, ISSN:0028-4793, Pages:1613-1624

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