Diego J. Aguilar-Ramírez
BHF CRE Graduate Student in cardiovascular population health sciences
Project: Nuclear magnetic resonance-derived plasma lipids, lipoproteins, and other metabolites and vascular and metabolic mortality in a large prospective study of Mexican adults
Supervisors: Prof Jonathan Emberson, Dr William Herrington, Dr Natalie Staplin, Prof Colin Baigent
I am a physician from Mexico City, where I did my undergraduate degree in medicine. After a few years of work as a research assistant in public health, I came to Oxford to attend the MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology. Deciding then to pursue a research degree, I was successful in applying to the DPhil programme in Population Health, beginning my studies and joining Lincoln College in Michaelmas 2018.
Apart from offering an excellent platform for learning about and doing research, Oxford has been full of opportunities and support for me as an international student. I was fortunate to receive scholarships from the Nuffield Department of Population Health and the British Heart Foundation Centre for Research Excellence to fund my studies fully, an opportunity without which I would not have been able to pursue post-graduate education.
My research focuses on assessing the relevance to cardio-metabolic disease mortality of dozens of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy-measured metabolic biomarkers in blood using data from 150,000 adults from Mexico City recruited into a cohort study in 1998-2004 – the largest epidemiological study of a Hispanic population worldwide. Doing research that is relevant for my home country has proved to be powerfully motivating and deeply valuable. Apart from research, I collaborate as a teaching assistant on the Statistics module taught within the MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology offered by the department.
Undergraduate degree: Medicine, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City
Studentship dates: 2018 - 2021
Abdominal and gluteo-femoral markers of adiposity and risk of vascular-metabolic mortality in a prospective study of 150,000 Mexican adults
GNATIUC L. et al, (2021), European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Low-intensity daily smoking and cause-specific mortality in Mexico: prospective study of 150 000 adults
LACEY BEN. et al, (2021), International Journal of Epidemiology
Changes in the diagnosis and management of diabetes in Mexico City between 1998-2004 and 2015-19
Aguilar-Ramirez D. et al, (2021), Diabetes Care
Decreased kidney function and agricultural work: a cross-sectional study in middle-aged adults from Tierra Blanca, Mexico.
Aguilar-Ramirez D. et al, (2020), Nephrol Dial Transplant
Other Potential CKD Hotspots in the World: The Cases of Mexico and the United States.
Aguilar DJ. and Madero M., (2019), Semin Nephrol, 39, 300 - 307