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.
et al., 2023, The impacts of social restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic on the physical activity levels of over 50-year olds: The CHARIOT COVID-19 Rapid Response (CCRR) cohort study., Plos One, Vol:18, ISSN:1932-6203
et al., 2023, Impact of hypertension prevalence trend on mortality and burdens of dementia and disability in England and Wales to 2060: a simulation modelling study., Lancet Healthy Longev, Vol:4, Pages:e470-e477
et al., 2023, Dementia risk in patients with type 2 diabetes: Comparing metformin with no pharmacological treatment, Alzheimers & Dementia, ISSN:1552-5260
et al., 2022, Practice effect of repeated cognitive tests among older adults: associations with brain amyloid pathology and other influencing factors., Frontiers in Neuroscience, Vol:14, ISSN:1662-453X
et al., 2022, Aortic Pulse Wave Velocity as Adjunct Risk Marker for Assessing Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Prospective Study, Hypertension, Vol:79, ISSN:0194-911X, Pages:836-843