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Dani Prieto-Alhambra

MD MSc(Oxf) PhD

Professor of Pharmaco- and Device Epidemiology

  • Theme Lead for Observational Research, Centre for Statistics in Medicine
  • NIHR Clinician Scientist

I am an epidemiologist using routinely collected big health data to understand the epidemiology of musculoskeletal conditions here at the Centre for Statistics in Medicine in NDORMS.

Through an NIHR Fellowship, I am investigating the use, safety, effectiveness and cost of drugs and devices as used in usual practice conditions.

I lead database and pharmaco-epidemiological research within the Epidemiology research group in NDORMS and have experience designing, analysing and interpreting electronic medical records from around the world. I’ve worked on databases like the United Kingdom’s CPRD (formerly GPRD), Spain’s SIDIAP Database, Denmark’s Danish Health Registries, Italy’s HSD, and the Netherlands’ IPCI (Netherlands).



I studied Medical Sciences at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain (1996-2002), qualified as a General Practitioner in 2006, and obtained an MSc in Primary Care Research from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2009. I joined NDORMS in June 2009 to work on the epidemiology of musculoskeletal conditions. I was awarded an “excellent cum laude, with a European mention” PhD in 2011 for my work on the potential role of bisphosphonates in knee osteoarthritis and fractures.

I have since also obtained an MSc in Musculoskeletal Sciences from NDORMS (University of Oxford) and a Certificate in Pharmaco-epidemiology and Pharmacovigilance from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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