Raj Bhopal

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Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Predicted and observed cardiovascular disease in South Asians: application of FINRISK, Framingham and SCORE models to Newcastle Heart Project data
    Raj Bhopal
    Section of Public Health Sciences, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 27:93-100. 2005
  2. pmc Seven mistakes and potential solutions in epidemiology, including a call for a World Council of Epidemiology and Causality
    Raj Bhopal
    Public Health Sciences, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH9 8AG, UK
    Emerg Themes Epidemiol 6:6. 2009
  3. pmc Review of prevalence data in, and evaluation of methods for cross cultural adaptation of, UK surveys on tobacco and alcohol in ethnic minority groups
    Raj Bhopal
    Public Health Sciences Section, Division of Community Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG
    BMJ 328:76. 2004
  4. pmc The beautiful skull and Blumenbach's errors: the birth of the scientific concept of race
    Raj Bhopal
    Public Health Sciences Section, Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG
    BMJ 335:1308-9. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Causes in epidemiology: the jewels in the public health crown
    Raj Bhopal
    Division of Community Health Sciences, Public Health Sciences Section, University of Edinburgh, Teviot Place, Edinburgh
    J Public Health (Oxf) 30:224-5; discussion 232-3. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Differences in cortisol concentrations in South Asian and European men living in the United Kingdom
    Rebecca M Reynolds
    University of Edinburgh, Endocrinology Unit, Centre for Cardiovascular Science, Queen s Medical Research Institute, 47 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 4TJ, UK
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 64:530-4. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Chronic diseases in Europe's migrant and ethnic minorities: challenges, solutions and a vision
    Raj Bhopal
    Section of Public Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, UK
    Eur J Public Health 19:140-3. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Medicine and public health in a multiethnic world
    Raj Bhopal
    Public Health Sciences, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH 89AG, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 31:315-21. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Ethnic and socio-economic inequalities in coronary heart disease, diabetes and risk factors in Europeans and South Asians
    Raj Bhopal
    University of Edinburgh, Medical School
    J Public Health Med 24:95-105. 2002
  10. pmc Facilitating the recruitment of minority ethnic people into research: qualitative case study of South Asians and asthma
    Aziz Sheikh
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 6:e1000148. 2009

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Publications39

  1. ncbi request reprint Predicted and observed cardiovascular disease in South Asians: application of FINRISK, Framingham and SCORE models to Newcastle Heart Project data
    Raj Bhopal
    Section of Public Health Sciences, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 27:93-100. 2005
    ..South Asian populations in the United Kingdom have a high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality. Risk prediction models appear to be inaccurate in South Asians...
  2. pmc Seven mistakes and potential solutions in epidemiology, including a call for a World Council of Epidemiology and Causality
    Raj Bhopal
    Public Health Sciences, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH9 8AG, UK
    Emerg Themes Epidemiol 6:6. 2009
    ..Analysis of these and other common mistakes is needed to benefit from the increasing discovery of associations that will be multiplying as data mining, linkage, and large-scale scale epidemiology become commonplace...
  3. pmc Review of prevalence data in, and evaluation of methods for cross cultural adaptation of, UK surveys on tobacco and alcohol in ethnic minority groups
    Raj Bhopal
    Public Health Sciences Section, Division of Community Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG
    BMJ 328:76. 2004
    ..To assess the adequacy of cross cultural adaptations of survey questions on self reported tobacco and alcohol consumption in the United Kingdom...
  4. pmc The beautiful skull and Blumenbach's errors: the birth of the scientific concept of race
    Raj Bhopal
    Public Health Sciences Section, Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG
    BMJ 335:1308-9. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Causes in epidemiology: the jewels in the public health crown
    Raj Bhopal
    Division of Community Health Sciences, Public Health Sciences Section, University of Edinburgh, Teviot Place, Edinburgh
    J Public Health (Oxf) 30:224-5; discussion 232-3. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Differences in cortisol concentrations in South Asian and European men living in the United Kingdom
    Rebecca M Reynolds
    University of Edinburgh, Endocrinology Unit, Centre for Cardiovascular Science, Queen s Medical Research Institute, 47 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 4TJ, UK
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 64:530-4. 2006
    ..The aim of the study was to examine ethnic differences in cortisol levels and to compare the relationships between cortisol levels and cardiovascular risk factors in men from different ethnic groups...
  7. doi request reprint Chronic diseases in Europe's migrant and ethnic minorities: challenges, solutions and a vision
    Raj Bhopal
    Section of Public Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, UK
    Eur J Public Health 19:140-3. 2009
    ..A dialogue between policy makers, funders, researchers and practitioners is needed urgently as a precursor to engaging the public...
  8. doi request reprint Medicine and public health in a multiethnic world
    Raj Bhopal
    Public Health Sciences, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH 89AG, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 31:315-21. 2009
    ..Health professionals need to find the benefits of exploring differences while avoiding social division. Advances in health care, public health and medical science will follow...
  9. ncbi request reprint Ethnic and socio-economic inequalities in coronary heart disease, diabetes and risk factors in Europeans and South Asians
    Raj Bhopal
    University of Edinburgh, Medical School
    J Public Health Med 24:95-105. 2002
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  10. pmc Facilitating the recruitment of minority ethnic people into research: qualitative case study of South Asians and asthma
    Aziz Sheikh
    Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 6:e1000148. 2009
    ..We investigated approaches to bolster recruitment of South Asians into UK asthma studies through qualitative research with US and UK researchers, and UK community leaders...
  11. ncbi request reprint Racism, socioeconomic deprivation, and health in New Zealand
    Raj Bhopal
    Public Health Sciences Section, Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK
    Lancet 367:1958-9. 2006
  12. pmc Quitting smoking and experience of smoking cessation interventions among UK Bangladeshi and Pakistani adults: the views of community members and health professionals
    Martin White
    Public Health Research Group, School of Population and Health Sciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:405-11. 2006
    ..To explore attitudes to quitting smoking and experience of smoking cessation among Bangladeshi and Pakistani ethnic minority communities...
  13. ncbi request reprint Race and ethnicity: responsible use from epidemiological and public health perspectives
    Raj Bhopal
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Newcastle University
    J Law Med Ethics 34:500-7, 479. 2006
    ..The prerequisite for their responsible use is a society committed to reducing inequalities and inequities in health status. When this condition is met, it is irresponsible not to utilize these concepts...
  14. ncbi request reprint Impact of a cardiovascular risk control project for South Asians (Khush Dil) on motivation, behaviour, obesity, blood pressure and lipids
    Gill Mathews
    Khush Dil Project, Lothian Health Board, Edinburgh, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 29:388-97. 2007
    ..Khush Dil was set up in Edinburgh in 2002 to manage cardiovascular risk factors in South Asians. We assessed its impact in an in-service evaluation...
  15. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the new international diabetes federation definition of metabolic syndrome to WHO and NCEP definitions in Chinese, European and South Asian origin adults
    Nigel Unwin
    School of Clinical Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, UK
    Ethn Dis 17:522-8. 2007
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  16. pmc Born in Bradford, a cohort study of babies born in Bradford, and their parents: protocol for the recruitment phase
    Pauline Raynor
    Bradford Institute for Health Research, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Duckworth Lane, Bradford, BD9 6RJ, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:327. 2008
    ..This protocol outlines methods for the recruitment phase of the study...
  17. doi request reprint The Manchester children's growth and vascular health study
    Charles Agyemang
    J Hypertens 26:2249. 2008
  18. pmc Exclusion and inclusion of nonwhite ethnic minority groups in 72 North American and European cardiovascular cohort studies
    Meghna Ranganathan
    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
    PLoS Med 3:e44. 2006
    ..Our objective was to review the process for identifying, including, and excluding ethnic minority populations in published cardiovascular cohort studies in Europe and North America...
  19. pmc Persistent high stroke mortality in Bangladeshi populations
    Raj Bhopal
    BMJ 331:1096-7. 2005
  20. ncbi request reprint Does the white-coat effect in people of African and South Asian descent differ from that in White people of European origin? A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Charles Agyemang
    Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Blood Press Monit 10:243-8. 2005
    ..To assess whether the white-coat effect in people of African (Blacks) and South Asian descent differs from that of people of European origin (Whites), and if so, whether this explains demonstrated ethnic variations in blood pressure...
  21. pmc Epidemic of cardiovascular disease in South Asians
    Raj Bhopal
    BMJ 324:625-6. 2002
  22. ncbi request reprint Re: "Increased fibrinogen levels among South Asians versus Whites in the United Kingdom are not explained by common polymorphisms"
    Colin Fischbacher
    Am J Epidemiol 157:664-5; author reply 665. 2003
  23. pmc Understanding influences on smoking in Bangladeshi and Pakistani adults: community based, qualitative study
    Judith Bush
    School of Population and Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH
    BMJ 326:962. 2003
    ..To gain detailed understanding of influences on smoking behaviour in Bangladeshi and Pakistani communities in the United Kingdom to inform the development of effective and culturally acceptable smoking cessation interventions...
  24. ncbi request reprint Patterns of physical activity and relationship with risk markers for cardiovascular disease and diabetes in Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and European adults in a UK population
    Louise Hayes
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Medical School, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH
    J Public Health Med 24:170-8. 2002
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  25. ncbi request reprint Is the blood pressure of people from African origin adults in the UK higher or lower than that in European origin white people? A review of cross-sectional data
    Charles Agyemang
    Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hum Hypertens 17:523-34. 2003
    ..Variations in study methods, size and body composition, and in the mix of Afro-Caribbean and West African groups explain much of the inconsistent results in the UK studies...
  26. ncbi request reprint Social networks and coronary heart disease risk factors in South Asians and Europeans in the UK
    Tessa M Pollard
    Department of Anthropology, University of Durham, Durham, UK
    Ethn Health 8:263-75. 2003
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  27. pmc Prognosis for South Asian and white patients with heart failure in the United Kingdom: counterintuitive findings on heart failure in South Asians may be artefactual
    Raj Bhopal
    BMJ 327:1405-6; author reply 1406. 2003
  28. pmc Self report in clinical and epidemiological studies with non-English speakers: the challenge of language and culture
    Sanja M Hunt
    Public Health Sciences, Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:618-22. 2004
    ..The essence of such modifications entails participatory research with members of the linguistic communities concerned...
  29. pmc Revisiting race/ethnicity as a variable in health research
    Raj Bhopal
    Am J Public Health 92:156-7. 2002
  30. pmc Burden of non-communicable diseases in South Asia: evidence for epidemic of coronary heart disease in India is weak
    Naseer Ahmad
    BMJ 328:1499; author reply 1499. 2004
  31. pmc Diabetes epidemic in the South Asian Diaspora: action before desperation
    Kiran C R Patel
    J R Soc Med 100:115-6. 2007
  32. doi request reprint Validity of electrocardiographic classification of left ventricular hypertrophy across adult ethnic groups with echocardiography as a standard
    Andrew Peter Vanezis
    Foundation Doctor, Colchester University Hospital, UK
    J Electrocardiol 41:404-12. 2008
    ..To assess the validity of the electrocardiogram (ECG) as a diagnostic tool for left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) for different ethnic groups with echocardiography as a standard...
  33. pmc Self reports in research with non-English speakers
    Sonja Hunt
    BMJ 327:352-3. 2003
  34. ncbi request reprint Why might South Asians be so susceptible to central obesity and its atherogenic consequences? The adipose tissue overflow hypothesis
    Allan D Sniderman
    Mike Rosenbloom Laboratory for Cardiovascular Research, Division of Cardiology, McGill University Health Science Centre, Royal Victoria Hospital, 687 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Epidemiol 36:220-5. 2007
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  35. pmc Limitations and potential of country of birth as proxy for ethnic group
    Paramjit S Gill
    BMJ 330:196. 2005
  36. ncbi request reprint Sex ratio in India
    Raj Bhopal
    Lancet 367:1728-9. 2006
  37. ncbi request reprint Does nocturnal blood pressure fall in people of African and South Asian descent differ from that in European white populations? A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Charles Agyemang
    Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hypertens 23:913-20. 2005
    ..To assess whether nocturnal blood pressure fall in people of African (Black) and South Asian descent differs from that of the European origin white populations (White)...
  38. pmc Pharmacogenetics and ethnically targeted therapies
    Taslin Rahemtulla
    BMJ 330:1036-7. 2005
  39. pmc Ethnicity is relevant
    Andrew P Vanezis
    BMJ 335:787. 2007