Dr James Sheppard, University of Oxford
I am a Population Health Scientist interested in better understanding the benefits and harms of treatments, with a particular focus on cardiovascular disease prevention. My research aims to develop tools which improve the targeting of preventative therapies for older people at those with the most to gain.
I lead the Stratified TreAtments Research (STAR) Group at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford. We use data from routine electronic health records to better understand the association between treatment and harms. Our work involves prognostic modelling, systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials of cardiovascular treatment strategies (prescribing and deprescribing) in older patients.