Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Associate in Epidemiology/Medical statistics



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Hannah Whittaker is a research associate in Epidemiology at the School of Public Health. 

Hannah obtained her PhD in Epidemiology at NHLI, Imperial College London, in 2021 which focused on characteristics associated with lung function decline in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patients using electronic healthcare records. She obtained an MSc in Social Epidemiology from University College London in 2016 and has a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology) from the University of Edinburgh. 

Hannah's current projects involve the use of electronic healthcare records in chronic respiratory disease. 



Whittaker H, Rothnie K, Quint J, 2023, Exploring the impact of varying definitions of exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in routinely collected electronic medical records, Plos One, Vol:18, ISSN:1932-6203

Lenoir A, Whittaker H, Gayle A, et al., 2023, Mortality in non-exacerbating COPD: a longitudinal analysis of UK primary care data, Thorax, Vol:78, ISSN:0040-6376, Pages:904-911

Whittaker H, Nordon C, Rubino A, et al., 2023, Frequency and severity of respiratory infections prior to COPD diagnosis and risk of subsequent post-diagnosis COPD exacerbations and mortality: EXACOS-UK health care data study, Thorax, Vol:78, ISSN:0040-6376, Pages:760-766

Zhang X, Quint JK, Whittaker H, 2023, Inequalities in respiratory health based on sex and gender, Ers Monograph, Vol:2023, ISSN:2312-508X, Pages:40-50

Gadhvi K, Kandeil M, Raveendran D, et al., 2023, Inhaled corticosteroids and risk of cardiovascular disease in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-regression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the Copd Foundation, Vol:10, ISSN:2372-952X, Pages:317-327

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