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Raha Pazoki is a Lecturer in Cardiovascular and Metabolic disorders and MRC Rutherford Fund Fellow at Brunel University and Honorary Lecturer at Imperial College, London. She obtained her PhD from University of Amsterdam in 2015 and spent 3 years as Research Associate and Research Fellow at Imperial College, London. She works in the field of health data research. Her research is focused on the large-scale identification of clinical and genetic determinants for complex diseases in relation to behaviour and circulating biomarkers with a focus on cardiovascular diseases.

Dr Pazoki is in collaboration with scientists at Imperial College, London, Cambridge University, Erasmus University, Rotterdam and Groningen University in the Netherlands, Million Veteran Programme in the US, and University of Bern in Switzerlands.


PhD projects open to applicants:

If you are a MSc graduates (with upper second class degree or higher) in the fields of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Data Science and are interested in a PhD project in cardiovascualr and metabolic research, please contact Dr Raha Pazoki (

Examples of Dr Pazoki's avaialble projects:

Genetic and non-genetic factors involved in risk of cardiovascular diseases

Interplay between genetic and environmental factors and risk of cardiovascular disease

Identification of determinants of sudden cardiac death using population studies

Interplay between lifestyle factors and genetic factors modulating coagulation in risk of myocardial infarction

Health data analysis to identify the role of gene and environment in risk of cardiovascular diseases

Lifestyle factors, fibrinogen, genetics and risk of myocardial infarction

If you have any queries regarding these projects or topics in health data research, please contact the primary PhD supervisor Dr Raha Pazoki.


Newest selected publications

Robinson, O., Chadeau Hyam, M., Karaman, I., Climaco Pinto, R., Ala-Korpela, M., Handakas, E., et al. (2020) 'Determinants of accelerated metabolomic and epigenetic aging in a UK cohort'. Aging Cell, 19 (6). pp. 1 - 13. ISSN: 1474-9718 Open Access Link

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Kilpeläinen, TO., Bentley, AR., Noordam, R., Sung, YJ., Schwander, K., Winkler, TW., et al. (2019) 'Multi-ancestry study of blood lipid levels identifies four loci interacting with physical activity'. Nature Communications, 10 (1). pp. 376. ISSN: 2041-1723

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Schmidt, AF., Holmes, MV., Preiss, D., Swerdlow, DI., Denaxas, S., Fatemifar, G., et al. (2019) 'Phenome-wide association analysis of LDL-cholesterol lowering genetic variants in PCSK9'. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 19 (1). pp. 240. ISSN: 1471-2261 Open Access Link

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Pazoki, R., Evangelou, E., Mosen-Ansorena, D., Pinto, RC., Karaman, I., Blakeley, P., et al. (2019) 'GWAS for urinary sodium and potassium excretion highlights pathways shared with cardiovascular traits'. Nature Communications, 10 (1). pp. 1 - 11. ISSN: 2041-1723 Open Access Link

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Evangelou, E., Gao, H., Chu, C., Ntritsos, G., Blakeley, P., Butts, AR., et al. (2019) 'New alcohol-related genes suggest shared genetic mechanisms with neuropsychiatric disorders'. Nature Human Behaviour, 3 (9). pp. 950 - 961. ISSN: 2397-3374 Open Access Link

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