Nita Gandhi Forouhi leads the Nutritional Epidemiology Programme at the University of Cambridge Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit. A Clinician Scientist and a Public Health Physician, Nita holds a Chair in Population Health and Nutrition. Her principal research interest is in understanding the links between dietary factors and the risk of cardiometabolic diseases, and in between-population differences in disease risk. She is Principal Investigator of several large epidemiological cohorts, and Deputy Lead for the Diet, Nutrition & Lifestyle Theme of the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre.
Nita trained in Medicine at Newcastle and Edinburgh, in clinical epidemiology as a Wellcome Clinical Training Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and in Public Health Medicine in London and Cambridge. She is a member of the International Diabetes Federation Diabetes Atlas Committee, and adviser to the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence, and to Diabetes UK. She is committed to promoting the equality and diversity agenda through her Equality Champion roles at the School of Clinical Medicine and within the University of Cambridge.