I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Ageing Epidemiology Research Unit. Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the UCL Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (2014-2018) and have worked as part of the Iranian national Malaria control program (2008-2009) at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). I hold an MD degree in Medicine from Tehran University (2008) and have obtained a PhD degree in Epidemiology from the University of Cambridge (2014) on a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and an honorary Krishnan-Ang Scholarship from Trinity College.
My research is focused on studying biomarkers of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia in the context of large epidemiological studies, public health modelling to forecast the future burden of dementia and disability at population level and estimating the impact of public health interventions on prevalence of these conditions.
et al., 2021, Health, lifestyle and psycho-social determinants of poor sleep quality during the Early Phase of the COVID-19 pandemic: a focus on UK older adults deemed clinically extremely vulnerable, Frontiers in Public Health, ISSN:2296-2565
et al., 2021, The impact of social restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic on the physical activity levels of adults aged 50-92 years: a baseline survey of the CHARIOT COVID-19 Rapid Response prospective cohort study, Bmj Open, Vol:11, ISSN:2044-6055, Pages:1-12
et al., 2021, Glycemic control, diabetic complications, and risk of dementia in patients with diabetes: results from a large UK cohort study, Diabetes Care, Vol:44, ISSN:0149-5992, Pages:1556-1563
et al., 2021, Association between change in cardiovascular risk scores and future cardiovascular disease: analyses of data from the Whitehall II longitudinal, prospective cohort study, Lancet Digital Health, Vol:3, Pages:E434-E444
et al., Impact of COVID19 on years of life lost with and without disability across 18 European-countries, World Congress of Epidemiology (WCE)