Before joining the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, Shammi completed his PhD in Demography from the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In his PhD he examined the socioeconomic patterning of obesity in India and dynamic modelling of obesity and diabetes in India in collaboration with colleagues from Emory University in Atlanta, USA. Prior to this Shammi received training from the European Doctoral School of Demography at the University of Rome and a Masters in Population and Development from the London School of Economics.
Shammi has been working as a Global Health Research Associate since January 2020 and investigates risk factors for Hypertension and Diabetes in both the prospective BangladEsh Longitudinal Investigation of Emerging Vascular Events (BELIEVE) study and Strengthening Health systems by Improving Noncommunicable disease Epidemiology in Sri Lanka (SHINES) study.
Shammi’s other research interests include projection models of non-communicable diseases in low and middle income countries.
Luhar, S., Timæus, I.M., Jones, R., Cunningham, S., Patel, S.A., Kinra, S., Clarke, L. and Houben, R., 2020. Forecasting the prevalence of overweight and obesity in India to 2040. PloS one, 15(2), p.e0229438.
Luhar, S., Mallinson, P.A.C., Clarke, L. and Kinra, S., 2019. Do trends in the prevalence of overweight by socio-economic position differ between India’s most and least economically developed states?. BMC Public Health, 19(1), p.783. Available at: https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-019-7155-9
Luhar, S., Mallinson, P.A.C., Clarke, L. and Kinra, S., 2018. Trends in the socioeconomic patterning of overweight/obesity in India: a repeated cross-sectional study using nationally representative data. BMJ open, 8(10), p.e023935. Available at: https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/bmjopen/8/10/e023935.full.pdf