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., 2020, Associations of social isolation with anxiety and depression during the early COVID-19 Pandemic: a survey of older adults in London, UK, Frontiers in Psychiatry, Vol:11, ISSN:1664-0640, Pages:1-12
et al., 2020, Potential impact of diabetes prevention on mortality and future burden of dementia and disability: a modelling study, Diabetologia, Vol:63, ISSN:0012-186X, Pages:104-115
et al., 2019, Perspective: Clinical relevance of the dichotomous classification of Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers: Should there be a “grey zone”?, Alzheimers & Dementia, Vol:15, ISSN:1552-5260, Pages:1348-1356
et al., 2020, ARTERIAL STIFFNESS PROGRESSION AND RISK OF MAJOR ADVERSE CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS ACCORDING TO HYPERTENSION STATUS IN A COHORT OF BRITISH CIVIL SERVANTS, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Pages:A63-A63, ISSN:0143-005X
et al., 2019, Association between the arrested decline in cardiovascular disease and health and social-care costs: a modelling study, National Conference on Public Health Science Dedicated to New Research in UK Public Health, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, Pages:33-33, ISSN:0140-6736