Dr Prachi Bhatnagar
BA (Hons), MPH, DPhil
Prachi's research interests are in using mixed-methods to address health inequities, develop interventions and understand the social and environmental determinants of diet and physical activity. Prachi currently has a grant from the Medical Research Council to co-develop an intervention to improve diet in Newham, London. She also previously worked on developing the BetterBasket intervention.
She has extensive experience in cardiovascular disease epidemiology, having published reviews and written numerous annual reports on the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors. Prachi also spent two years leading the Health and Disease module for the Human Sciences third year students. She has previously volunteered as a Research Coordinator with NCDFREE, evaluating a global campaign to raise awareness of alcohol abuse.
Prachi completed her DPhil at the University of Oxford in 2014, using the socio-ecological model to explore intergenerational differences in the physical activity of UK South Asians. She used both quantitative and qualitative techniques to explore how ethnic background influences physical activity in the context of the wider physical and social environment.
Prachi has a degree in Biological Anthropology from the University of Cambridge and a Masters in Public Health from Imperial College London. She joined the department 2008.