Dr Fred B Piel

My research uses rigorous spatial quantitative methods to study a range of epidemiological questions related to non-communicable disease, global health and low- and middle-income countries.

I am particularly interested in applying small-area methods to study environment-health associations in cystic fibrosis and other diseases within the UK Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU). I am a member of the MRC Centre for Environment & Health (CEH). I am involved in several key projects of the NIHR Health Protection Research Units (HPRU) in Chemical & Radiation Threats and Hazards (CRTH) and in Environmental Exposures & Health (EEH), in collaboration with Public Health England (PHE).

I am a leading expert on the epidemiology and health burden of sickle-cell disease and other haemoglobinopathies. I assemble contemporary evidence to inform public health policies in order to better prevent and manage these disorders, and ultimately improving the quality of life of patients.

I am Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FGRS) and of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (RSTMH).