Dr Anika Knuppel
Anika Knüppel is a nutritional epidemiologist with a profound interest in relationships between diet, lifestyle, psychosocial factors and non-communicable diseases.
At the Cancer Epidemiology Unit (CEU) Anika will work as part of the Wellcome Trust funded LEAP (Livestock, Environment and People) project. The project focusses on associations between the intake of animal products and physical health. For this, Anika will work with data from large scale prospective cohort studies such as the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) and UK Biobank.
In addition to her role at CEU, she is a Junior Research Fellow in Medical Sciences at the Centre for Personalised Medicine at St Anne’s College.
Anika joined the Cancer Epidemiology Unit in 2018 after receiving her PhD in Epidemiology & Public Health from University College London (UCL). There she worked with data from the London-based Whitehall II cohort study investigating links between diet, adiposity and mental health. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from Martin Luther University, Germany.
Meat consumption and risk of 25 common conditions: outcome-wide analyses in 475,000 men and women in the UK Biobank study
Papier K. et al, (2021), BMC Medicine
Circulating insulin-like growth factor-I, total and free testosterone concentrations and prostate cancer risk in 200,000 men in UK Biobank
Watts EL. et al, (2020), International Journal of Cancer
Association between anthropometry and lifestyle factors and risk of B cell lymphoma: an exposome wide analysis.
Saberi Hosnijeh F. et al, (2020), Int J Cancer
Meat intake and cancer risk: prospective analyses in UK Biobank.
Knuppel A. et al, (2020), Int J Epidemiol, 49, 1540 - 1552
Association between nutritional profiles of foods underlying Nutri-Score front-of-pack labels and mortality: EPIC cohort study in 10 European countries.
Deschasaux M. et al, (2020), BMJ, 370