Senior Epidemiologist; University Research Lecturer
- Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit
Iona Millwood completed an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge and a DPhil in Molecular Genetics at the University of Oxford. She worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Imperial College London, on large-scale genetic epidemiological projects including the Northern Finland Birth Cohorts, and also spent several years as a Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Australia, developing and conducting clinical trials for biomedical methods of HIV prevention in Australia and South-East Asia.
She joined the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU) in 2009, to work on the China Kadoorie Biobank (CKB) prospective cohort study. Current research interests focus on the genetic and molecular epidemiology of cardiometabolic diseases, and the health effects of alcohol consumption.
Alcohol drinking and risks of liver cancer and non-neoplastic chronic liver diseases in China: a 10-year prospective study of 0.5 million adults
IM PEK. et al, (2021), BMC Medicine
The relative and attributable risks of cardia and non-cardia gastric cancer associated with H. pylori infection in China: a case-cohort study
YANG L. et al, (2021), Lancet Public Health
The genetic architecture of depression in samples with East Asian ancestry
WALTERS R. et al, (2021), JAMA Psychiatry
Associations of toothbrushing behavior with risks of vascular and non-vascular diseases in Chinese adults
YANG L. et al, (2021), European Journal of Clinical Investigation
Metabolic risk factors, genetic predisposition, and risk of severe liver disease in Chinese: a prospective study of 0.5 million people.
Pang Y. et al, (2021), Am J Clin Nutr