I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Epidemiology of Ageing with a keen interest in investigating novel pathways leading to dementia. 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.
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et al., 2022, What will the cardiovascular disease slowdown cost? Modelling the impact of CVD trends on dementia, disability, and economic costs in England and Wales from 2020-2029., Plos One, Vol:17