Department: Public Health and Primary Care, Department of
School: Clinical Medicine
Organisation: University of Cambridge
Eleni has worked in the field of Epidemiology and Public Health on projects related to chronic diseases. Eleni won a PhD fellowship and completed her PhD at Newcastle University, during which she quantified the association between respiratory prescribing, air quality and deprivation, at primary care level. She also proposed a method to define spatially the catchment area of primary care practices.
Eleni has particular interest in environmental epidemiology, spatial epidemiology and in the interaction of the environment with genetic factors. For her research work, she has previously used statistical modelling and spatial data analysis (i.e kernel smoothing, splines interpolation, spatial/spatio-temporal autocorrelation tests).
Eleni’s current research work focuses on understanding and identifying risk factors of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). PAH is a rare condition with greatly reduced life expectancy, characterized by high blood pressure confined to the lungs.