Dr Iain Carey is a lecturer in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics in the Population Health Research Institute.
His research interests include analysing and exploiting linkage of large national databases of routinely collected medical data, in order to carry out epidemiological studies. Recently this has focused on the quality of care in elderly care homes, the impact of bereavement in the elderly, and the effects of long term exposure to air pollution on cardiorespiratory morbidity and mortality in a large population cohort.
Dr Carey is currently leading on a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded project entitled 'Health checks and quality of health care for adults with learning disability'.
Dr Carey joined St George’s in 1994 as a statistician, working mainly on analysing large national epidemiological datasets, and completing a PhD part time in 2000. Its title was 'The cross-sectional and longitudinal effects of environmental tobacco smoke, fresh fruit and adiposity on lung function in children and adults'.
After a one year hiatus, he returned to St George's in 2001, playing a key role in organising, maintaining and analysing a large national primary care database of electronic patient records. This led to numerous publications on areas such as cardiovascular disease and its treatment, diabetes, atrial fibrillation, glaucoma, common childhood conditions and inappropriate prescribing in the elderly.
Carey IM, Hosking FJ, Harris T, et al. Do health checks for adults with intellectual disability reduce emergency hospital admissions? Evaluation of a natural experiment. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2016; [in press].
Carey IM, Shah SM, Hosking FJ, et al. Health characteristics and consultation patterns of people with intellectual disability: a cross-sectional database study in English general practice. British Journal of General Practice 2016;66(645):E264-E70.
Hosking FJ, Carey IM, Shah SM, et al. Mortality Among Adults With Intellectual Disability in England: Comparisons With the General Population. Am J Public Health 2016:e1-e8.
Carey IM, Anderson HR, Atkinson RW, et al. Traffic pollution and the incidence of cardiorespiratory outcomes in an adult cohort in London. OccupEnvironMed 2016;[in press]
Carey IM, Shah SM, Dewilde S, Harris T, Victor CR, Cook DG. Increased Risk of Acute Cardiovascular Events After Partner Bereavement: A Matched Cohort Study. JAMA Intern Med 2014; 174(4):598-605.
Shah SM, Carey IM, Harris T, Dewilde S, Victor CR, Cook DG. Impact of partner bereavement on quality of cardiovascular disease management. Circulation 2013; 128(25):2745-2753.
Carey IM, Cook DG, De Wilde S, Bremner SA, Richards N, Caine S et al. Developing a large electronic primary care database (Doctors' Independent Network) for research. Int J Med Inf 2004; 73(5):443-453.
For a full list of publications, please see ORCID
2014-2016: NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research programme. “An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Annual Health Checks and Quality of Health Care for Adults with Learning Disability” (Shah SM, Carey IM, DeWilde S, Harris T, Cook DG)
2011-2013: Dunhill Trust. “The health and healthcare impact of bereavement in older people” (Shah SM, Carey IM, Harris T, DeWilde S, Victor C, Cook DG)
2008-2010: BUPA Foundation. “An investigation of the quality of primary care for older care home residents using linkage within a primary care database” (Shah SM, Cook DG, Harris T, DeWilde S, Carey IM, Hubbard R, Lewis S)
2005-2006: Pfizer Ltd. “Variations in the treatment and management of glaucoma in England and possible side effects of therapy” (Cook DG, Owen C, Carey IM, DeWilde S, Wormwald R, Whincup PH)
2004-2005: AstraZeneca Ltd. “Equity of access to effective anticoagulation - what factors influence warfarin prescribing in patients with atrial fibrillation?” (Cook DG, Carey IM, DeWilde S)
MBBS5 Population Health and Evidence Based Medicine