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Dr Antonio Lazzarino
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Appointment
  • Research Fellow in Epidemiology/Statistics
  • Division of Psychiatry
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Biography
Dr Antonio Ivan Lazzarino is a clinically-qualified public health doctor, a clinical neuroendocrinologist, and an epidemiologist with strong statistical skills. He holds an MSc and a PhD in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and University College London. He has a 15+ year research experience in both public health and clinical medicine. At UCL, he teaches epidemiology to undergraduate and postgraduate medical students. 

Public health research using Big Data

Dr Lazzarino uses records from large electronic databases of hospitals, family doctors, pharmacies, and other registries for studying:

Disease incidence trends
Health inequalities
The effect of socioeconomic conditions on health
Hospital quality indicators
Hospital quality real-time monitoring 
Patient safety indicators
Health system performance evaluation 
Health care quality evaluation (appropriateness) 
Health technology assessment

Clinical research

Psychosomatic medicine: Dr Lazzarino studies the neuroendocrine and neuroimmune dysfunctions triggered by mental stress. Those alterations may lead to cardiovascular disease, cancer, autoimmune disease, and other conditions that can be acute or chronic, communicable or non-communicable.

Biomarkers: Dr Lazzarino studies the mediators of the mind-body relationship. These include endothelial, haemostatic, inflammatory, hormonal, and immune factors.

Risk assessment: Dr Lazzarino studies cardiovascular risk assessment using high-sensitivity cardiac troponins.

Randomised controlled trials: Dr Lazzarino was involved in the study design, management, statistical data analysis, and result interpretation of clinical trials from various clinical specialties including neurosurgery, nephrology, psychopharmacology, otolaryngology, dermatology, gynaecology, infectious diseases, haematology, paediatrics, and others.

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