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Blake Thomson

BA, MPhil, DPhil


Blake is an epidemiologist with a research focus on modifiable risk factors for non-communicable diseases, and how these risks may vary within and between populations globally (particularly by sex and socioeconomic status).

Blake began his population health research career as a Post-Bachelor Fellow at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, where he worked on the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study and community-based projects focused on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries. 

He then completed an MPhil in Epidemiology at the University of Cambridge as a Gates Scholar,  and subsequently moved to Oxford for a DPhil in Population Health at the Nuffield Department of Population Health. His doctorate examined the association between smoking and cause-specific mortality in large prospective studies from Cuba, Mexico, and the United States.

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