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Keren Papier

BSc, BSc Honours (First class), PhD


Senior Nutritional Epidemiologist

Keren Papier is a nutritional epidemiologist whose research examines the dietary causes of morbidity and mortality, particularly gastro-intestinal and metabolic health, and cancer. She has a special interest in investigating the health effects of animal-sourced foods, the health and nutritional status of adults consuming plant-based diets, and in dietary questionnaire design.

Keren is based at the Cancer Epidemiology Unit (CEU), where she leads nutritional research in the Million Women Study cohort. She is also the principal investigator for the Feeding the Future Study (FEED); this study is being conducted in collaboration with the Wellcome “Our Planet Our Health” programme “Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP)” and the World Health Organization. Keren is also a member of the EPIC-Oxford Steering Committee, and is Module Lead for the Non-Communicable Diseases module as part of the MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology.

Before joining the CEU, Keren received her PhD in Epidemiology from the Australian National University, for which she assessed the incidence and risk factors of emerging type 2 diabetes mellitus in Thailand. She also holds a Bachelor of Public Health Nutrition (Honours I) from Griffith University. Her international research settings include: Thailand, Philippines, Australia, and the UK.

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