Respiratory and sleep epidemiologist
Jennifer Perret, is a physician-trained Respiratory and Sleep epidemiologist at the Allergy and Lung Health Unit (ALHU), Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Melbourne. Her post-doctoral work in air pollution-related lung function impairment and systemic inflammation was supported by the CRE-CAR (2015-2017). She now co-leads a research program that is implementing a validated risk-tool and smoking cessation aid into primary care that can triage patients aged 40-49 for spirometry testing to confirm the presence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Mentored by Prof Shyamali Dharmage, CRE-CSA CI and PI of the Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study (TAHS), she will also be studying the measurement of small airways disease, and the risk factors associated with the COPD-heart disease overlap. Her collaborations include investigators of other world-class population-based cohorts from Imperial College London and Harvard University U.S.
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