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Researchers from leading UK and US institutions, including St George's, have published an analysis outlining the disproportionate effect of Covid-19 on ethnic minority groups
Our research addresses time trends and inequalities in the burden of ill-health. We focus on respiratory and allergic conditions, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and congenital abnormalities. We have a special interest in ethnic variations in health and their determinants among young people.
As founder members of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC), we have been involved for over 25 years in measuring the burden of respiratory disease nationally and globally.
In recent years, we have contributed to a compilation of global asthma statistics and an online compendium of UK statistics for lung disease. We have also highlighted the importance of healthy lungs as a predictor of longevity even in lifelong non-smokers.
The implications of the worldwide epidemic of diabetes for the control of tuberculosis have been the subject of two recent and ongoing collaborations. The TANDEM collaboration investigated the best ways of screening and managing this comorbidity, as well as the biological basis for a link between diabetes and tuberculosis. A project funded by the Qatari Foundation NRPR project evaluated the potential global burden of these combined diseases and the effectiveness of interventions to reduce this burden.
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