Dr Frédéric B. Piel

Dr Frédéric B. Piel, Lecturer in Epidemiology, Acting Assistant Director of SAHSU

Job Title and Responsibilities:
Lecturer in Epidemiology, Current Acting Assistant Director of the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU)

About Me:
As Acting Assistant Director of SAHSU, I lead on and support infrastructure for >20 SAHSU studies examining long-term health effects of environmental exposures and developing new methods in using routine (administrative) data. I have oversight of the SAHSU databases containing over 300 million patient records.

I am currently getting involved in various ongoing "big data" projects on air quality and data validation at the UK Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU). I am also the Training Programme Coordinator for the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health, which is a joint collaboration between Imperial College London and Kings College London, to offer the best training and career development opportunities to PhD students and early-career fellows.


Professional Memberships and Activities:
I am a member of the Editorial Board for the Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and for the Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE B (Biomedicine & Biotechnology).

While in Oxford, my research focused on the epidemiology and health burden of inherited disorders of haemoglobin, including sickle-cell disease but also the thalassaemias, haemoglobin C, the Duffy blood group and G6PD deficiency.  I assembled contemporary evidence to inform public health policies in order to better prevent and manage these disorders, and ultimately improving the quality of life of patients. I am an expert of haemoglobinopathies for the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study.

Selected Publications:
Piel FB, Steinberg MH, Rees DC, 2017, Sickle Cell Disease, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol:376, ISSN:0028-4793, Pages:1561-1573

Piel FB, Tewari S, Brousse V, Analitis A, Font A, Menzel S, Chakravorty S, Thein SL, Inusa B, Telfer P, de Montalembert M, Fuller GW, Katsouyanni K, Rees DC close, 2017, Associations between environmental factors and hospital admissions for sickle cell disease., Haematologica, Vol:102, Pages:666-675

Premawardhena A, Allen A, Piel F, Fisher C, Perera L, Rodrigo R, Goonathilaka G, Ramees L, Peto T, Olivieri N, Weatherall D , 2017, The evolutionary and clinical implications of the uneven distribution of the frequency of the inherited haemoglobin variants over short geographical distances., Br J Haematol, Vol:176, Pages:475-484

Forouzanfar MH, Afshin A, Alexander LT, et al., 2016, Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks, 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015, Lancet, Vol:388, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:1659-1724

Kassebaum NJ, Arora M, Barber RM, et al. 2016, Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 315 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE), 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015, Lancet, Vol:388, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:1603-1658


Contact Details:
Email: f.piel@imperial.ac.uk
Telephone number(s): +44 (0)20 7594 3346