Dr Rajiv Chowdhury (2009)
My PhD research will focus on various lifestyle, behavioural and genetic risk factors of cardiovascular disease in South Asian countries such as Bangladesh and Pakistan, based on collaborative primary studies between Cambridge and local leading cardiovascular facilities. These are countries which, despite huge vascular disease burden, remain largely unaddressed. Comprehensive evidence expected from this work should contribute importantly to scientific understanding, to the development of locally appropriate strategies to prevent and control the disease, and to the efficient use of scarce resources for vascular prevention in low-income countries. Additionally, as a scientific coordinator of a large consortium of UK-based cohorts (CNC, comprising over 100,000 participants), I am investigating the roles of diet and nutrigenetics to increase cardiovascular risk in Western population.