Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Postgraduate







Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





Marisa is a President's PhD Scholar in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Her work is focused on the changing burden of disease and complications across BMI categories and the characterisation of obesity heterogeneity in the UK. 

She previously worked in population health as part of the Non-communicable Disease Risk Factor Collaboration, focusing on the global trends of cardiometabolic risk factors, in the Global Environmental Health Research Group. She holds an MSc in Epidemiology (Environmental and Chronic Disease) from Imperial College London and a BSc in Health Sciences from DePaul University. 



Miracolo A, Sophiea M, Mills M, et al., 2021, Sin taxes and their effect on consumption, revenue generation and health improvement: a systematic literature review in Latin America, Health Policy and Planning, ISSN:0268-1080

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

Rodriguez-Martinez A, Zhou B, Sophiea MK, 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

Sanikini H, Muller DC, Sophiea M, et al., 2020, Anthropometric and reproductive factors and risk of esophageal and gastric cancer by subtype and subsite: results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort, International Journal of Cancer, Vol:146, ISSN:0020-7136, Pages:929-942

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