Juliet Addo

I trained in medicine and obtained a PhD in Epidemiology from the LSHTM. I joined the LSHTM as a Clinical Lecturer in 2012. My major research interests are in non communicable diseases (NCD) in sub Saharan Africa (SSA) and among Africans in Europe. I am particularly interested in diabetes and cardiovascular disease and the ethnic and socio-economic inequalities in their risk. We have recently completed a multi-centre study (RODAM Study) examining the interplay between genetics and the environment in the prevalence of obesity and diabetes in African migrants in Europe compared to Africans in SSA. I am currently on secondment with the GSK’s Africa NCD Open Lab providing input into research proposals from African scientists interested in NCD in SSA.

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Clinical value of chest pain presentation and prodromes on the assessment of cardiovascular disease: a cohort study.

Robson, J. Ayerbe, L. Mathur, R. Addo, J. Wragg, A.
BMJ Open, 2015; 5(4):e007251.

Ecological Study of HIV Infection and Hypertension in Sub-Saharan Africa: Is There a Double Burden of Disease?

Angkurawaranon, C. ; Nitsch, D. ; Larke, N. ; Rehman, A.M. ; Smeeth, L. ; Addo, J. ;
Ecological Study of HIV Infection and Hypertension in Sub-Saharan Africa: Is There a Double Burden of Disease?
PLoS One, 2016; 11(11):e0166375

Obesity and type 2 diabetes in sub-Saharan Africans – Is the burden in today’s Africa similar to African migrants in Europe? The RODAM study.

Agyemang, C. ; Meeks, K. ; Beune, E. ; Owusu-Dabo, E. ; Mockenhaupt, F.P. ; Addo, J. ; de Graft Aikins, A. ; Bahendeka, S. ; Danquah, I. ; Schulze, M.B. ; Spranger, J. ; Burr, T. ; Agyei-Baffour, P. ; Amoah, S.K. ; Galbete, C. ; Henneman, P. ; Klipstein-Grobusch, K. ; Nicolaou, M. ; Adeyemo, A. ; van Straalen, J. ; Smeeth, L. ; Stronks, K. ;
Obesity and type 2 diabetes in sub-Saharan Africans – Is the burden in today’s Africa similar to African migrants in Europe? The RODAM study.
BMC Med, 2016; 14(1):166

Innovative ways of studying the effect of migration on obesity and diabetes beyond the common designs: lessons from the RODAM study.

Agyemang, C. ; Beune, E. ; Meeks, K. ; Addo, J. ; Aikins, A.D. ; Bahendeka, S. ; Danquah, I. ; Mockenhaupt, F.P. ; Schulze, M.B. ; Klipstein-Grobusch, K. ; Smeeth, L. ; Stronks, K. ;
Innovative ways of studying the effect of migration on obesity and diabetes beyond the common designs: lessons from the RODAM study.
Ann N Y Acad Sci, 2016;

Peripheral insulin resistance rather than beta cell dysfunction accounts for geographical differences in impaired fasting blood glucose among sub-Saharan African individuals: findings from the RODAM study.

Meeks, K.A. ; Stronks, K. ; Adeyemo, A. ; Addo, J. ; Bahendeka, S. ; Beune, E. ; Owusu-Dabo, E. ; Danquah, I. ; Galbete, C. ; Henneman, P. ; Klipstein-Grobusch, K. ; Mockenhaupt, F.P. ; Osei, K. ; Schulze, M.B. ; Spranger, J. ; Smeeth, L. ; Agyemang, C. ;
Peripheral insulin resistance rather than beta cell dysfunction accounts for geographical differences in impaired fasting blood glucose among sub-Saharan African individuals: findings from the RODAM study.
Diabetologia, 2017;

Association between socioeconomic position and the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Ghanaians in different geographic locations: the RODAM study.

Addo, J. ; Agyemang, C. ; de-Graft Aikins, A. ; Beune, E. ; Schulze, M.B. ; Danquah, I. ; Galbete, C. ; Nicolaou, M. ; Meeks, K. ; Klipstein-Grobusch, K. ; Bahendaka, S. ; Mockenhaupt, F.P. ; Owusu-Dabo, E. ; Kunst, A. ; Stronks, K. ; Smeeth, L. ;
Association between socioeconomic position and the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Ghanaians in different geographic locations: the RODAM study.
J Epidemiol Community Health, 2017;