Health articles and research papers
Peer reviewed research papers from our clinical team
Lee D, Sarran C. Controlling for unmeasured confounding and spatial misalignment in long-term air pollution and health studies. Environmetrics 2015; 26(7):477-487.
Masato G, Bone A, Charlton-Perez A, Cavany S, Neal R, Dankers R et al. Improving the Health Forecasting Alert System for Cold Weather and Heat-Waves In England: A Proof-of-Concept Using Temperature-Mortality Relationships. Plos One 2015; 10(10).
Cherrie M, Wheeler B, White M, Sarran C, Osborne N. Coastal climate is associated with elevated solar irradiance and higher 25(OH)D level. Environment International 2015; 77:76-84.
Flight W, Bright-Thomas R, Sarran C, Mutton K, Morris J, Webb A et al. The effect of the weather on pulmonary exacerbations and viral infections among adults with cystic fibrosis. International Journal of Biometeorology 2014; 58(9):1845-1851.
Sarran C, Halpin D, Levy ML, Prigmore S, Sachon P. A retrospective study of the impact of a telephone alert service (Healthy Outlook) on hospital admissions for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine 2014; 24.
Elliot A, Hughes H, Hughes T, Locker T, Brown R, Sarran C et al. The impact of thunderstorm asthma on emergency department attendances across London during July 2013. Emergency Medicine Journal 2014; 31(8):675-678.
Lowe R, Barcellos C, Coelho CA, Bailey TC, Coelho GE, Graham R et al. Dengue outlook for the World Cup in Brazil: an early warning model framework driven by real-time seasonal climate forecasts. Lancet Infectious Diseases 2014; 14(7):619-626.
Jancloes M, Thomson M, Costa MM, Hewitt C, Corvalan C, Dinku T et al. Climate Services to Improve Public Health. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2014; 11(5):4555-4559.
Jenkins K, Hall J, Glenis V, Kilsby C, McCarthy M, Goodess C et al. Probabilistic spatial risk assessment of heat impacts and adaptations for London. Climatic Change 2014; 124(1-2):105-117.
Armstrong A, Powell C, Powell R, Hallam N, Taylor J, Bird J et al. Are we seeing the effects of public awareness campaigns? A 10-year analysis of Breslow thickness at presentation of malignant melanoma in the South West of England. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery 2014; 67(3):324-330.
Fleming LE, Haines A, Golding B, Kessel A, Cichowska A, Sabel CE et al. Data Mashups: Potential Contribution to Decision Support on Climate Change and Health. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2014; 11(2):1725-1746.
Sahu SK, Baffour B, Harper PR, Minty JH, Sarran C. A hierarchical Bayesian model for improving short-term forecasting of hospital demand by including meteorological information. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A-Statistics in Society 2014; 177(1):39-61.
Silva RA, West J, Zhang Y, Anenberg SC, Lamarque JF, Shindell DT et al. Global premature mortality due to anthropogenic outdoor air pollution and the contribution of past climate change. Environmental Research Letters 2013; 8(3).
Soyiri IN, Reidpath DD, Sarran C. Forecasting peak asthma admissions in London: an application of quantile regression models. International Journal of Biometeorology 2013; 57(4):569-578.
Soyiri IN, Reidpath DD, Sarran C. Forecasting asthma-related hospital admissions in London using negative binomial models. Chronic Respiratory Disease 2013; 10(2):85-94.
Dabrera G, Murray V, Emberlin J, Ayres J, Collier C, Clewlow Y et al. Thunderstorm asthma: an overview of the evidence base and implications for public health advice. Qjm-An International Journal of Medicine 2013; 106(3):207-217.
Klein T, Kukkonen J, Dahl A, Bossioli E, Baklanov A, Vik AF et al. Interactions of Physical, Chemical, and Biological Weather Calling for an Integrated Approach to Assessment, Forecasting, and Communication of Air Quality. Ambio 2012; 41(8):851-864.
Gosling SN, McGregor GR, Lowe JA. The benefits of quantifying climate model uncertainty in climate change impacts assessment: an example with heat-related mortality change estimates. Climatic Change 2012; 112(2):217-231.
Nichols GL, Richardson JF, Sheppard SK, Lane C, Sarran C. Campylobacter epidemiology: a descriptive study reviewing 1 million cases in England and Wales between 1989 and 2011. Bmj Open 2012; 2(4).
Soyiri IN, Reidpath DD, Sarran C. Asthma Length of Stay in Hospitals in London 2001-2006: Demographic, Diagnostic and Temporal Factors. Plos One 2011; 6(11).
Halpin DM, Laing-Morton T, Spedding S, Levy ML, Coyle P, Lewis J et al. A randomised controlled trial of the effect of automated interactive calling combined with a health risk forecast on frequency and severity of exacerbations of COPD assessed clinically and using EXACT PRO. Primary Care Respiratory Journal 2011; 20(3):324-331.
Gosling SN, Lowe JA. A case study of avoiding the heat-related mortality impacts of climate change under mitigation scenarios. Earth System Science 2010: Global Change, Climate and People 2011; 6:104-111.
Christidis N, Donaldson GC, Stott PA. Causes for the recent changes in cold- and heat-related mortality in England and Wales. Climatic Change 2010; 102(3-4):539-553.
Halpin D, Laing-Morton T, Levy M, Marno P. Effect of An Innovative Automated Interactive Health Forecast Alert System on Rate of Exacerbations of Copd. Thorax 2009; 64:A115.
Anenberg SC, West J, Fiore AM, Jaffe DA, Prather MJ, Bergmann D et al. Intercontinental Impacts of Ozone Pollution on Human Mortality. Environmental Science & Technology 2009; 43(17):6482-6487.
Boxall AB, Hardy A, Beulke S, Boucard T, Burgin L, Falloon PD et al. Impacts of Climate Change on Indirect Human Exposure to Pathogens and Chemicals from Agriculture. Environmental Health Perspectives 2009; 117(4):508-514.
Bryden C, Bird W, Titley H, Halpin D, Levy M. Stratification of COPD patients by previous admission for targeting of preventative care. Respiratory Medicine 2009; 103(4):558-565.
Gosling SN, Lowe JA, McGregor GR, Pelling M, Malamud BD. Associations between elevated atmospheric temperature and human mortality: a critical review of the literature. Climatic Change 2009; 92(3-4):299-341.
Gosling SN, McGregor GR, Lowe JA. Climate change and heat-related mortality in six cities Part 2: climate model evaluation and projected impacts from changes in the mean and variability of temperature with climate change. International Journal of Biometeorology 2009; 53(1):31-51
Dawson J, Weir C, Wright F, Bryden C, Aslanyan S, Lees K et al. Associations between meteorological variables and acute stroke hospital admissions in the west of Scotland. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica 2008; 117(2):85-89.
Pulimood TB, Corden JM, Bryden C, Sharpies L, Nasser SM. Epidemic asthma and the role of the fungal mold Alternaria alternata. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2007; 120(3):610-617.
Huntingford C, Hemming D, Gash J, Gedney N, Nuttall P. Impact of climate change on health: what is required of climate modellers? Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2007; 101(2):97-103.
Jarad NA, Powell T, De Jaeger J, Burt J, Bird W. Air pollutants, seasonal variation, and pulmonary exacerbations in a cohort of adult cystic fibrosis patients. Thorax 2005; 60:II94.
Hajat S, Leonardi GS, Kovats RS, Smith GE, Cooper D, Bird W et al. Heat-related calls to NHS Direct: What relevance to the UK heat wave plan? Epidemiology 2005; 16(5):S34-S35.
Hajat S, Bird W, Haines A. Cold weather and GP consultations for respiratory conditions by elderly people in 16 locations in the UK. European Journal of Epidemiology 2004; 19(10):959-968.
McGregor GR, Watkin HA, Cox M. Relationships between the seasonality of temperature and ischaemic heart disease mortality: implications for climate based health forecasting. Climate Research 2004; 25(3):253-263.