Yogini Chudasama, PhD, MSc, Bsc(Hons)

Epidemiologist / Statistician Leicester Real World Evidence Unit, Diabetes Research Centre, University of Leicester

yc244@leicester.ac.uk

Role

Yogini is an Epidemiologist/Statistician at the Leicester Real World Evidence Unit, Diabetes Research Centre, University of Leicester.

 

Publication List

First Author Publications from Thesis

1.  Chudasama YV, Khunti KK, Zaccardi F, et al. Physical activity, multimorbidity, and life expectancy: a UK Biobank longitudinal study. BMC Medicine 2019;17(1):108. doi: 10.1186/s12916-019-1339-0 https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-019-1339-0

2. Chudasama YV, Zaccardi F, Gillies CL, et al. Leisure‐time Physical Activity and Life Expectancy in people with Cardiometabolic Multimorbidity and Depression. Journal of internal medicine 2019. doi:10.1111/joim.12987 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/joim.12987

3.  Chudasama YV, Khunti K, Gillies CL, Dhalwani NN, Davies MJ, Zaccardi F. Healthy lifestyle, multimorbidity and life expectancy. 2019 (Under review)

4. Chudasama YV, Khunti K, Gillies C, Dhalwani N, Davies MJ, Zaccardi F. Estimating years of life lost in epidemiological studies: a review of methods using an example from multimorbidity. 2019 (In preparation)

Statistical Codes Published

Published statistical codes are available at GitHub yc244.

1.     yc244/Stata-code_BMC-Medince2019_Chudasama

2.     yc244/Stata-code_Journal-of-Internal-Medicine-2019_Chudasama

Other Related Co-authored Publications

1.   Woolley A, Khunti K, Gillies C, Chudasama YV, Davies MJ, Seidu S. The influence of socio-demographic characteristics on the preferred format of patient education delivery in individuals with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and or Cardiovascular Disease: a questionnaire study. 2019 (Under review)

2.   Harrington DM, Davies MJ, Bodicoat D, Charles JM, Chudasama YV, Gorely T, et al. A school-based intervention ('Girls Active') to increase physical activity levels among 11- to 14-year-old girls: cluster RCT. Public Health Res 2019;7(5)

3.   Harrington D, Davies MJ, Bodicoat D, Charles J, Chudasama YV, Gorely T, Khunti K, Plekhanova T, Rowlands A, Sherar L, Tudor-Edwards R, Yates T, Edwardson C.  Effectiveness of the ‘Girls Active’ school-based physical activity programme: A cluster randomised controlled trial. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2018 Apr 25;15(1):40. doi: 10.1186/s12966-018-0664-6.

4.   Mani H, Chudasama YV, Hadjiconstantinou M, Bodicoat DH, Levy M, Gray L, Barnett J, Daly H, Howlett T, Khunti K, Davies M. Structured Education programme for women with polycystic ovary syndrome: A randomised controlled trial. Endocr Connect. 2018 Jan;7(1):26-35. doi: 10.1530/EC-17-0274. Epub 2017 Nov 13.

5.   O’Donovan G, Chudasama YV, Grocock S, Leigh R, Dalton A, Gray L, Yates T, Edwardson C, Hill S, Webb D, Khunti K, Davies M. The association between air pollution and type 2 diabetes in a large cross-sectional study in Leicester: The CHAMPIONS Study. Environ Int. 2017 Jul;104:41-47. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2017.03.027.

6.   Dunkley AJ, Tyrer F, Gray LJ, Bhaumik S, Spong R, Chudasama YV, Cooper SA, Ganghadaran S, Davies MJ, Khunti K.  Type 2 diabetes and glucose intolerance in a population with intellectual disabilities: the STOP diabetes cross-sectional screening study. J Intellect Disabil Res. 2017 Jul;61(7):668-681. doi: 10.1111/jir.12380. Epub 2017 May 21.

7.   Dunkley A, Tyrer F, Spong R, Gray LJ, Gillett M, Doherty Y, Martin-Stacey L, Patel N, Yates T, Bhaumik S, Chalk T, Chudasama YV, Thomas C, Sadler S, Cooper S, Gangadharan SK, Davies MJ, Khunti K. Screening for glucose intolerance and development of a lifestyle education programme for prevention of type 2 diabetes in a population with intellectual disabilities: the STOP diabetes research project. NIHR Journals Library, Programme Grants Appl Res 2017;5(11) DOI 10.3310/pgfar05110

8.     Mani H, Chudasama YV, Bodicoat D, Levy M, Gray L, Howlett T, Khunti K, Davies MJ. High prevalence of multimorbidity in overweight and obese women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).  Endocrine Abstracts (2017) 50 P370, doi:10.1530/endoabs.50.P370.

9.   Gray LJ, Chudasama YV, Dunkley A, Tyrer F, Spong R, Bhaumik S, et al. External validation of the Leicester self-assessment diabetes risk score in a population with intellectual disability. Endocrine Practice. 2016;22:12.

Manuscript Peer-reviewer

Primary Care Diabetes, 2017

Mauratias, 2019

European Journal of Sport Science, 2020

Awards and Prizes

2019   Won the ‘Best Paper Presentation Award’ at the East Midlands Doctoral Network (EMDoc) Postgraduate Research Conference, September 2019, University of Derby Enterprise Centre, Derby.

2019   Won the Highly Commended MPHrp Poster Award’ at the 10th NIHR Infrastructure Doctoral Research Training Camp 2019, Attracting Further Research Funding, was nominated to attend and present research, Ashridge House, Berkhamsted.http://www.arc-em.nihr.ac.uk/news-events/news/yogini-wins-another-award-clahrc-em-researchers-enjoy-more-success

2019   UK Biobank Early Career Researcher of the Year Competition 2019, abstract entry placed in the top 20, invited to present research, QEII Conference Centre, London.

https://www.ukbiobank.ac.uk/2019/02/uk-biobank-early-career-researcher-of-the-year-competition-open-for-entries/

2019    13th Cambridge Diabetes Seminar (CDS2019), offered a place to attend and present at the Diabetes Seminars at Clare College Cambridge, University of Cambridge, Cambridge

2019     Doctoral College Poster Fair Competition 2019, shortlisted for the semi-finals at the University of Leicester, Leicester.

2018     Doctoral College Images of Research Competition, placed in the top 25 and exhibited across various venues in Leicester, titled ‘Secrets to Living Longer’.

2018     UK Biobank Early Career Researcher of the Year Competition 2018, abstract entry placed in the top 20, invited to present research, QEII Conference Centre, London.

2018     Won the ‘Best Presentation Award’ at Trent Region SAPC Meeting, Academic Unit of Primary Medical Care, St Mary's Conference Centre, Sheffield.

Travel Grants and Funding

2019    Open Access Publications Competition for fees of £1,500 by the NIHR CLAHRC Executive Board fund Open Access fees in high impact journals.

2019    UK Biobank Early Career Researcher Travel and Poster Award of £225.

2019    Young Researcher Grant of 650 Euros, European Diabetes Epidemiology Group Annual Meeting 2019, Luxembourg National Research Fund.

2018    NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands PhD Travel and Research Award of £500.https://mailchi.mp/8e3473d0dbe2/nihr-clahrc-east-midlands-december-2018-newsletter

2018    UK Biobank Early Career Researcher Travel and Poster Award of £225.

2017    PhD Studentship Award, 3 years full-time, University of Leicester.

Conference Presentations

International Conferences

1.     European Diabetes Epidemiology Group Annual Meeting 2019, Mondorf-lesBains, Luxembourg.

2.     European Diabetes Epidemiology Group Annual Meeting 2018, Hotel Marienlyst, Elsinore, Denmark.

National Conferences

3.     Lunchtime Lecture Series 2020, Invited to present research to a public audience, Leicester Adult Education College, Leicester.

4.     East Midlands Doctoral Network (EMDoc) Postgraduate Research Conference 2019, University of Derby Enterprise Centre, Derby.

5.     10th NIHR Infrastructure Doctoral Research Training Camp 2019, NIHR summer school at Ashridge House, Berkhamsted.

6.     UK Biobank Scientific Conference 2019, QEII Conference Centre, London.

7.     Health Sciences Postgraduate Forum 2019, College Court, Leicester.

8.     Cambridge Diabetes Seminar 2019, Clare College Memorial Court, Cambridge University, Cambridge.

9.     Midlands Academy of Medical Sciences Research Festival 2019, Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre, Birmingham.

10.   Doctoral College of Life Sciences Poster Fair 2019, University of Leicester.

11.   UK Biobank Scientific Conference 2018, QEII Conference Centre, London.

12.   Public Health England Research and Development Meeting 2018, Invited speaker, East Midlands Centre, Public Health England, Seaton House, Nottingham.

13.   Health Sciences Postgraduate Forum (HeSPoF) 2018, as a PhD Student representative was on the organising committee, College Court, Leicester.

14.   Public Health Research and Science Conference 2018, Public Health England, Warwick University, Warwick.

15.   Trent Region Society for Academic Primary Care 2018, St Marys Conference Centre, Sheffield.

16.   National NIHR CLAHRC Multimorbidity Research Event 2018, was part of the organising committee, Stamford Court, Leicester.

17.   Department of Health Sciences’ Annual Conference 2017, Stamford Court, Leicester.

18.   Probation Review 2017, Diabetes Research Centre, Leicester.

19.   National NIHR CLAHRC Cardiometabolic Research Day 2017, Stamford Court, Leicester.

20.   CLAHRC East Midlands and North Thames Multimorbidity Collaboration Meeting 2017, Leicester Diabetes Research Centre, Leicester.

21.   42nd Young Statisticians Meeting (YSM) 2016, University College London (UCL), London.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Statistics and epidemiology
  • Stata and R programming
  • Large data sets, UK Biobank database
  • Contemporary research methods including the latest methods of estimating years of life lost
  • Chronic conditions, diabetes, multimorbidity, lifestyle behaviours

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