Honorary Visiting Fellow
Anas completed his undergraduate degree in physiological sciences and his medical degree at the University of Oxford before completing an MPhil with distinction in Clinical Science (Primary Care Research) at the University of Cambridge. He is a GP having completed an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in General Practice in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at Cambridge, before undertaking a PhD in Health Policy at Harvard University. Prior to training in general practice, Anas worked in health policy at the Department of Health and has recently worked as a consultant to the US National Academy of Medicine and the World Bank Group on pandemic risk reduction. He has previously been a member of the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research and an Honorary Research Fellow at RAND Europe.
Anas’ research involves applying statistical and computational methods to large health and economic datasets. His current work examines continuity of care in general practice and the effect of financial incentives on healthcare provider behaviour. He also maintains an interest in global health, particularly the economics of infectious disease crises and global responses to pandemic risk reduction.
Anas contributes to teaching on statistical methods in the MPhil in Primary Care Research.
Sands, P., El Turabi, A., Saynisch, P. A., & Dzau, V. J. (2016). Assessment of economic vulnerability to infectious disease crises. Lancet, 6736(16), 1-6.
El Turabi, A. (2015). Enhanced care support at hospital discharge for older patients. NICE Eyes on Evidence, 74(July). National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
El Turabi, A., Abel, G. A., Roland, M., & Lyratzopoulos, G. (2013). Variation in reported experience of involvement in cancer treatment decision making: evidence from the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey. British Journal of Cancer, 109, 780-787.
Saunders, C. L., Abel, G. A., El Turabi, A., Ahmed, F., & Lyratzopoulos, G. (2013). Accuracy of routinely recorded ethnic group information compared with self-reported ethnicity: evidence from the English Cancer Patient Experience survey. BMJ Open, 3(6), e002882–e002882.
Gray, M., & El Turabi, A. (2012). Optimising the value of interventions for populations. British Medical Journal, 345; e6192.
Anas provides clinical and statistical support to researchers at Cambridge interested in using CPRD as part of the Primary Care Unit’s CPRD core team. His research in the Department is funded by a grant from the Scientific Foundation Board of the Royal College of GPs and his PhD has been funded by Frank Knox Memorial and C.P. Walker Fellowships at Harvard University.