Emily Herrett

My undergraduate degree was in Biology and I completed a Masters in Epidemiology at LSHTM in 2007, and my PhD in 2013. Since then I have worked at LSHTM, where my research focuses on observational and interventional cardiovascular disease epidemiology. I’m currently working on three main projects: (i) a British Heart Foundation funded project to explore the impact of the media on use of statins in UK primary care using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink, (ii) a NIHR HTA funded trial investigating the side effects of statins, and (iii) a project investigating blood pressure, age and sex, lipid levels and absolute cardiovascular risk in their abilities to predict subsequent cardiovascular disease.

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Related Publications

No association between exacerbation frequency and stroke in patients with COPD.

Windsor, C. Herrett, E. Smeeth, L. Quint, J.K.
Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis, 2016; 11:217-25.

Text messaging reminders for influenza vaccine in primary care: a cluster randomised controlled trial (TXT4FLUJAB).

Herrett, E. ; Williamson, E. ; van Staa, T. ; Ranopa, M. ; Free, C. ; Chadborn, T. ; Goldacre, B. ; Smeeth, L. ;
Text messaging reminders for influenza vaccine in primary care: a cluster randomised controlled trial (TXT4FLUJAB).
BMJ Open, 2016; 6(2):e010069

How Does Cardiovascular Disease First Present in Women and Men? Incidence of 12 Cardiovascular Diseases in a Contemporary Cohort of 1,937,360 People.

George, J. Rapsomaniki, E. Pujades-Rodriguez, M. Shah, A.D. Denaxas, S. Herrett, E. Smeeth, L. Timmis, A. Hemingway, H.
Circulation, 2015;132(14):1320-8.

Data Resource Profile: Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD).

Herrett, E. Gallagher, AM. Bhaskaran, K. Forbes, H. Mathur, R. van Staa, T. Smeeth, L.
Int J Epidemiol, 2015;44(3):827-36.

COPD disease severity and the risk of venous thromboembolic events: a matched case-control study.

Morgan, A.D. ; Herrett, E. ; De Stavola, B.L. ; Smeeth, L. ; Quint, J.K. ;
COPD disease severity and the risk of venous thromboembolic events: a matched case-control study.
Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis, 2016; 11:899-908

Predicting mortality after acute coronary syndromes in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Rothnie, K.J.; Smeeth, L.; Pearce, N.; Herrett, E.; Timmis, A.; Hemingway, H.; Wedzicha, J.; Quint, J.K.;
Predicting mortality after acute coronary syndromes in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Heart, 2016;

Impact of statin related media coverage on use of statins: interrupted time series analysis with UK primary care data.

Matthews, A. ; Herrett, E. ; Gasparrini, A. ; Van Staa, T. ; Goldacre, B. ; Smeeth, L. ; Bhaskaran, K. ;
Impact of statin related media coverage on use of statins: interrupted time series analysis with UK primary care data.
BMJ, 2016; 353:i3283

The Reporting of Studies Using Routinely Collected Health Data was often insufficient.

Hemkens, L.G. ; Benchimol, E.I. ; Langan, S.M. ; Briel, M. ; Kasenda, B. ; Januel, J.M. ; Herrett, E. ; von Elm, E. ;
The Reporting of Studies Using Routinely Collected Health Data was often insufficient.
J Clin Epidemiol, 2016;

Comparability of the age and sex distribution of the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink and the total Dutch population.

de Jong, R.G. ; Gallagher, A.M. ; Herrett, E. ; Masclee, A.A. ; Janssen-Heijnen, M.L. ; de Vries, F. ;
Comparability of the age and sex distribution of the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink and the total Dutch population.
Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 2016;