Imperial College London

DrKouassivi ElomAglago

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Associate in Epidemiology







Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Elom is a Research Associate in the Cancer Epidemiology Group at the School of Public Health. He is working as part of a multidisciplinary team on the link between nutrition and lifestyle and their interaction with genetics and cancer risk. 


Before joining Imperial College, Elom was a postdoctoral fellow at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC-WHO) in France, where he worked on dietary and nutritional risk factors for colorectal, liver, ovarian and breast cancers. 


Elom hold a PhD in Nutrition and Food Science (2014) and a MSc in Food Science Engineering from Ibn Tofail University in Morocco and the National School of Applied Sciences (ENSA-Agadir), respectively. He also obtained a MPH from Imperial College London and a Certificate in Epidemiology and Data analysis from Harvard University.

Teaching and mentoring experience

Elom is a nutrition and public health researcher with research interests in cancer epidemiology and impact of the diet and its interaction with genetics. He is a passionate speaker, interested in raising awareness on dietary and lifestyle risk factors for cancers and how to promote behavior changes. He has previously delivered courses on nutrition and cancer for under- and postgraduate students at diverse universities in France, Morocco, Togo and Niger. Over the past ten years, Elom has been involved in the Francophone African Leadership Programme in Nutrition (PLAN). With the support from the International Collaboration on Nutrition in relation to Cancer (ICONIC) and the African Nutrition Society (ANS), he is co-founder of the Cancer and Nutrition in Africa (CANA) group which ambitions to develop cancer research expertise in Africa.


Elom enjoys playing and watching basketball and volleyball games, running, reading books, going to the cinema, and cooking healthy foods. He is occasionally a landscape photographer.



Mao Z, Baker JR, Takeuchi M, et al., 2023, Prediagnostic serum glyceraldehyde-derived advanced glycation end products and mortality among colorectal cancer patients, International Journal of Cancer, Vol:152, ISSN:0020-7136, Pages:2257-2268

Carreras-Torres R, Kim AE, Lin Y, et al., 2023, Genome-wide Interaction Study with Smoking for Colorectal Cancer Risk Identifies Novel Genetic Loci Related to Tumor Suppression, Inflammation, and Immune Response., Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, Vol:32, Pages:315-328

Aglago EK, Cross AJ, Riboli E, et al., 2023, Dietary intake of total, heme and non-heme iron and the risk of colorectal cancer in a European prospective cohort study, British Journal of Cancer, ISSN:0007-0920

Thu-Thi P, Nimptsch K, Aleksandrova K, et al., 2022, Pre-diagnostic circulating resistin concentrations are not associated with colorectal cancer risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study, Cancers, Vol:14, ISSN:2072-6694, Pages:1-15

Grenville ZS, Noor U, His M, et al., 2022, Diet and BMI correlate with metabolite patterns associated with aggressive prostate cancer, Nutrients, Vol:14, ISSN:2072-6643, Pages:3306-3306

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