Vascular growth factors and the emergence of arterial function and blood pressure in the 1986 Jamaica birth cohort


  • Dr Nadia Bennett

    University of the West Indies

Project summary

Factors leading to the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and poor health begin in early life. Nadia is interested in exploring the relationship between early-life influences and the social and physical environment on markers of CVD risk in adulthood, and developing culturally-appropriate interventions. This study examines the association between novel markers of CVD risk (vascular growth factors and arterial stiffness) and blood pressure in a cohort of young Jamaican adults. During this Fellowship, Nadia will undertake a Master's degree in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a research project in Jamaica.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Master's Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.