Dr Laila Tata obtained her BSc in Physiology at McGill University in Canada, before completing her MSc in Epidemiology at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and her PhD in Epidemiology at University of Nottingham.
Epidemiology and statistics, pregnancy, perinatal epidemiology, maternal-child health interactions, consequences of chronic disease, acute conditions and health behaviours (particularly mental health, respiratory, gastroenterology conditions in pregnancy), novel methods in drug safety, health inequalities, lung cancer (National audits)
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Dr Tata teaches basic and advanced epidemiological methods and statistics for the Master's in Public Health and MSc in Applied Epidemiology courses and is coordinator of the modules 'Classic Examples… read more
Dr Tata's main research interest is in the epidemiology of pregnancy and the perinatal period, and the relationships between maternal and child health. Her research focuses on adverse drug effects… read more
TATA, L.J., LEWIS, S.A., MCKEEVER, T.M., SMITH, C.J.P., DOYLE, P., SMEETH, L., GIBSON, J.E. and HUBBARD, R.B., 2008. Effect of maternal asthma, exacerbations and asthma medication use on congenital malformations in offspring: a UK population-based study Thorax. 63(11), 981-987 RICH, A.L., TATA, L.J., FREE, C.M., STANLEY, R.A., PEAKE, M.D., BALDWIN, D.R. and HUBBARD, R.B., 2011. Inequalities in outcomes for non-small cell lung cancer: the influence of clinical characteristics and features of the local lung cancer service Thorax. 66(12), 1078-1084 RICH, A.L., TATA, L.J., FREE, C.M., STANLEY, R.A., PEAKE, M.D., BALDWIN, D.R. and HUBBARD, R.B., 2011. How do patient and hospital features influence outcomes in small-cell lung cancer in England? British Journal of Cancer. 105(6), 746-752
SULTAN, A.A., WEST, J., TATA, L.J., FLEMING, K.M., NELSON-PIERCY, C. and GRAINGE, M.J., 2011. Risk of first venous thromboembolism in and around pregnancy: a population-based cohort study British Journal of Haematology. 156(3), 366-373
Dr Tata teaches basic and advanced epidemiological methods and statistics for the Master's in Public Health and MSc in Applied Epidemiology courses and is coordinator of the modules 'Classic Examples of Applied Epidemiology' and 'Advanced Epidemiology.'
She supervises medical student projects, MPH and MSc dissertations and PhD students.
Dr Tata's main research interest is in the epidemiology of pregnancy and the perinatal period, and the relationships between maternal and child health. Her research focuses on adverse drug effects and consequences of chronic illness using routine health care databases such as the Clinical Practice Research Datalink and The Health Improvement Network database, primarily in respiratory medicine and gastroenterology and mental health.
Her current studies in perinatal epidemiology involve fertility rates, pregnancy complications and adverse pregnancy outcomes such as birth defects in women with asthma, coeliac disease and other conditions. Other research includes maternal and household risk factors for children's health and later life acute and chronic illnesses.
She is currently leading a project linking general practice records of mothers and children funded by The Wellcome Trust as a resource for studying outcomes of pregnancy. This provides the opportunity to assess later life childhood outcomes and their relationships to maternal and household factors in the UK. Other work includes the long-term outcomes of children with congenital anomalies funded by the ESRC, the effects of tobacco use and smoking cessation medications on the unborn child funded by the NIHR and other charity funded work in chronic disease and cancer epidemiology.
Read more about the Assessment of drug safety and the impact of illness in pregnancy using routinely collected primary care data