Dr Ruth Jack studied Applied Statistics at the University of Reading, before obtaining an MSc in Environmental Epidemiology and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She worked in the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Thames Cancer Registry, both within King's College London. While working at KCL as an epidemiologist, she completed her PhD on cancer incidence, stage, treatment and survival in different ethnic groups in South East England. She joined Public Health England working in the London and Nottingham offices as part of the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service, before joining the University of Nottingham in 2018.
Epidemiology; database analysis; electronic health records; ethnicity; inequalities; mental health
Ruth is funded by the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre Mental Health & Technology theme. Using large, anonymised databases of electronic health records from primary and secondary care,… read more
JACK, RUTH H, JOSEPH, REBECCA M, COUPLAND, CAROL A C, HALL, CHARLOTTE L and HOLLIS, CHRIS, 2023. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on incidence of tics in children and young people: a population-based cohort study. EClinicalMedicine. 57, 101857
FRY, ANNA, WHITE, BECKY, NAGARWALLA, DIANA, SHELTON, JON and JACK, RUTH H, 2023. Relationship between ethnicity and stage at diagnosis in England: a national analysis of six cancer sites. BMJ open. 13(1), e062079
JOSEPH, R.M., JACK, R.H., MORRISS, R., KNAGGS, R.D., BUTLER, D., HOLLIS, C., HIPPISLEY-COX, J. and COUPLAND, C., 2022. The risk of all-cause and cause-specific mortality in people prescribed mirtazapine: an active comparator cohort study using electronic health records BMC Medicine. 20(1), 43
JOSEPH, REBECCA M., JACK, RUTH H., MORRISS, RICHARD, KNAGGS, ROGER DAVID, BUTLER, DEBBIE, HOLLIS, CHRIS, HIPPISLEY-COX, JULIA and COUPLAND, CAROL, 2022. Association between mirtazapine use and serious self-harm in people with depression: an active comparator cohort study using UK electronic health records EVIDENCE-BASED MENTAL HEALTH. 25(4), 169-176
Ruth is funded by the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre Mental Health & Technology theme. Using large, anonymised databases of electronic health records from primary and secondary care, the team are developing and validating novel methods for identifying and quantifying unexpected or adverse reactions to drugs used to treat mental health disorders, as well as identifying trends and variation in prescribing in different population groups. We are also examining clustering of medicines within patient groups prescribed medicines for their mental health to identify patterns of co-prescribing and contraindicated combinations of treatments.