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Laila J Tata

Associate Professor in Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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  • workRoom B119 Clinical Sciences Building
    Nottingham City Hospital
    Hucknall Road
    Nottingham
    NG5 1PB
    UK
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Biography

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.

Expertise Summary

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)

See up to date publications at http://scholar.google.co.uk/ search 'Laila J Tata'

orchid: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6404-8658

Teaching Summary

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

Research Summary

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

Selected Publications

  • Statistical Editor for Thorax International Journal of Respiratory Medicine (2008-2011)
  • Principal data analyst for annual National Lung Cancer Audit Reports (2009-2014) The Health and Social Care Information Centre, United Kingdom National Health Service (http://www.hscic.gov.uk/lung)
  • Memberships: International Epidemiology Association (IEA); Society for Social Medicine (SSM); The John Snow Society

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.

Current Research

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 (CPRD), The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database, Hospital Episode Statistics (HES and Maternity HES), 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.

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.

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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