See below for a selection of our most recent papers.

Selected publications

Prevention Primary Care

Routine vaccination during covid-19 pandemic response. Saxena S, Skirrow H, Bedford H. BMJ. 2020 Jun 16. PMID: 32546575 

Trends in healthcare use in children aged less than 15 years: a population-based cohort study in England from 2007 to 2017. Ruzangi J, Blair M, Cecil E, Greenfield G, Bottle A, Hargreaves DS, Saxena S. BMJ Open. 2020 May 5. PMID: 32371509 

Preschool respiratory hospital admissions following infant bronchiolitis: a birth cohort study. Skirrow H, Wincott T, Cecil E, Bottle A, Costelloe C, Saxena S. Arch Dis Child. 2019 Jul. PMID: 30842095 

Impact of preventive primary care on children's unplanned hospital admissions: a population-based birth cohort study of UK children 2000-2013. Cecil E, Bottle A, Ma R, Hargreaves DS, Wolfe I, Mainous AG 3rd, Saxena S. BMC Med. 2018 Sep 17. PMID: 30220255

Global, regional, and national under-5 mortality, adult mortality, age-specific mortality, and life expectancy, 1970-2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. GBD 2016 Mortality Collaborators. Lancet. 2017 Sep 16. PMID: 28919115 

Obesity Prevention

Improving the assessment and management of obesity in UK children and adolescents: the PROMISE research programme including a RCT. Viner RM, Kinra S, Christie D, Cole TJ, Costa S, Croker H, Fry T, Hsia Y, Hudson L, Kessel AS, Morris S, Nazareth I, Nicholls D, Park MH, Saxena S, Taylor B, White B, Wong IC. NIHR Journals Library. 2020. PMID: 32250582

Sociodemographic profiles, educational attainment and physical activity associated with The Daily Mile™ registration in primary schools in England: a national cross-sectional linkage study. Venkatraman T, Honeyford K, Costelloe CE, Bina R, M F van Sluijs E, Viner RM, Saxena S. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2020. PMID: 33004657

Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017. LBD Double Burden of Malnutrition Collaborators.LBD Double Burden of Malnutrition Collaborators. Nat Med. 2020 May PMID: 32313249

How Can Family Physicians Contribute to Ending Childhood Obesity? Sutaria S, Saxena S. Fam Med. 2019. PMID: 30973617

Protocol for developing a core outcome set for evaluating school-based physical activity interventions in primary schools.Foley KA, Venkatraman T, Ram B, Ells L, van Sluijs E, Hargreaves DS, Greaves F, Taghavi Azar Sharabiani M, Viner RM, Bottle A, Saxena S. BMJ Open. 2019 Dec 17. PMID: 31852702

Long-term Conditions in Children

Impact of a pay-for-performance scheme for long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) advice on contraceptive uptake and abortion in British primary care: An interrupted time series study. Ma R, Cecil E, Bottle A, French R, Saxena S. PLoS Med. 2020 Sep 14. PMID: 32925909

Prevalence and duration of gastrointestinal symptoms before diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and predictors of timely specialist review: a population-based study. Blackwell J, Saxena S, Jayasooriya N, Bottle A, Petersen I, Hotopf M, Alexakis C, Pollok RC; POP-IBD study group. J Crohns Colitis. 2020 Jul 15. PMID: 32667962

The global, regional, and national burden of inflammatory bowel disease in 195 countries and territories, 1990-2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. GBD 2017 Inflammatory Bowel Disease Collaborators. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Jan. PMID: 31648971
The impact of smoking and smoking cessation on disease outcomes in ulcerative colitis: a nationwide population-based study. Blackwell J, Saxena S, Alexakis C, Bottle A, Cecil E, Majeed A, Pollok RC.Blackwell J, et al. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2019 Sep. PMID: 31389044
Using corticosteroids appropriately in inflammatory bowel disease: a guide for primary care.
Barrett K, Saxena S, Pollok R.Barrett K, et al. Br J Gen Pract. 2018 Oct. PMID: 30262630

Health systems, integration and care quality

Universal weekly testing as the UK COVID-19 lockdown exit strategy. Peto J, Alwan NA, Godfrey KM, Burgess RA, Hunter DJ, Riboli E, Romer P; 27 signatories. Lancet. 2020 May 2. PMID: 32325027 

COVID-19 highlights health promotion and chronic disease prevention amid health disparities. Mainous AG 3rd, Saxena S, de Rochars VMB, Macceus D. Br J Gen Pract. 2020 Jul 30. PMID: 32690480

Transforming the health system for the UK's multiethnic population. Salway S, Holman D, Lee C, McGowan V, Ben-Shlomo Y, Saxena S, Nazroo J. BMJ. 2020 Feb 11. PMID: 32047065 

Measuring and improving the quality of NHS care for children and young people. Hargreaves DS, Lemer C, Ewing C, Cornish J, Baker T, Toma K, Saxena S, McCulloch B, McFarlane L, Welch J, Sparrow E, Kossarova L, Lumsden DE, Cheung CRLH.Hargreaves DS, et al. Among authors: saxena s. Arch Dis Child. 2019 Jul;104(7):618-621. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2017-314564. Epub 2018 May 2.Arch Dis Child. 2019. PMID: 29720493

Changes in health in the countries of the UK and 150 English Local Authority areas 1990-2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Steel N, Ford JA, Newton JN, Davis ACJ, Vos T, Naghavi M, Glenn S, Hughes A, Dalton AM, Stockton D, Humphreys C, Dallat M, Schmidt J, Flowers J, Fox S, Abubakar I, Aldridge RW, Baker A, Brayne C, Brugha T, Capewell S, Car J, Cooper C, Ezzati M, Fitzpatrick J, Greaves F, Hay R, Hay S, Kee F, Larson HJ, Lyons RA, Majeed A, McKee M, Rawaf S, Rutter H, Saxena S, Sheikh A, Smeeth L, Viner RM, Vollset SE, Williams HC, Wolfe C, Woolf A, Murray CJL. Lancet. 2018 Nov 3. PMID: 30497795