Dr Moneeza Siddiqui

Principal Investigator (Tenure Track)

Population Health and Genomics, School of Medicine

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Contact

Email

m.k.siddiqui@dundee.ac.uk

Phone

+44 (0)1382 383874

Locations

Ninewells

Biography

I trained in Life Sciences and Biochemistry at Sophia College, University of Mumbai, India. I have a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology from the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.

I moved to Dundee, Scotland to pursue a PhD under the supervision of Professor Colin Palmer. My PhD was on the Genetics of Statin Intolerance and was facilitated by the European Commission-funded PREDICTION-ADR project.

Subsequently, I have worked on the BEAT-DKD project for precision medicine in diabetic kidney disease and the NIHR-funded INdia-Scotland pRecision mEdicine in Diabetes (INSPIRED) global health research unit as an epidemiologist.

Research

I work on epidemiology and precision medicine in type 2 diabetes and related multimorbidities using big, international data resources. I work closely with the Tayside Bioresource specifically the GoDARTS cohort and SHARE register to perform clinical and genetic epidemiology studies. I have applied my background in biochemistry and epidemiology to help stakeholders re-purpose medications and discover reasons why drugs failed to show expected results in RCT settings.

More recently, I have been researching type 2 diabetes in South Asians as part of the NIHR-INSPIRED research unit. Along with collaborators in India, we have made some interesting discoveries about type 2 diabetes in South Asians. Together with early career researchers in the UK and Singapore, I am trying to establish a global resource to study diabetes with a larger focus on ethnicity-specific genetic, clinical and anthropometric risk factors.

Another key research interest is the social dimensions of healthcare. I am working closely with collaborators in the School of Health Sciences to bridge the gap between clinical research, human genetics, social epidemiology and healthcare delivery. 

Teaching

I teach seminars in Epidemiology as part of the Masters of Public Health programme.

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