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Raj Mehta

Medical Statistician, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Raj Mehta studied Mathematics at Greenwich, completing a year-long placement at the Ministry of Agriculture where he realised that he wanted to work in Statistics. He went on to work on to complete a masters degree in Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and then move to the Public Health Sciences research unit at the University of Southampton for six years. He then began his PhD at the University of Leicester and divides his time between his studies there and his work at the University of Nottingham.

Expertise Summary

Keywords:

Robust Medical Statistics, cerebrovascular and macrovascular disease

Teaching Summary

  • Supervises MD and Msc students.
  • Helped to run intensive 5 day course on medical statistics.

Research Summary

Raj Mehta's research mainly deals with the topic of diabetes, and takes into account its historical and cultural implications. His research investigates how different conditions, focussing on… read more

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Current Research

Raj Mehta's research mainly deals with the topic of diabetes, and takes into account its historical and cultural implications. His research investigates how different conditions, focussing on diabetes in particular, affect South Asians in Britain differently from white Europeans.

The research covers the following topics:

  • The blanket treatment of diabetes over all ethnicities- the research aims to make recommendations for how medical professionals should approach patients of different ethnicities using different treatments.
  • The delay between a doctor first detecting signs of diabetes in a patient and taking action. If an intervention was made earlier, either through drug treatment or lifestyle recommendations, it could save the NHS a lot of money on surgery as well as preventing serious medical problems in the patient.
  • Also taking into account the socio-economic and cultural differences, the research recommends a different approach to long-term treatment of patients of different ethnicities. Statistics are used from a clinic in Leicester where there is a large population of South Asian immigrants.

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University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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