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    Dr Juliet Usher-Smith

    Murray Edwards College
    University of Cambridge
    Cambridge
    CB3 0DF

    Bye Fellow in Pre-clinical medicine

    Medicine

    Bye fellow

    I have always been struck by the supportive ethos at Murray Edwards. The College provides a relatively unique environment where everyone at all levels is valued for their individual strengths and contributions.

    Degrees and honours

    • MA (Cantab),
    • MPhil,
    • PhD,
    • MB,
    • BChir,
    • DRCOG,
    • DCH,
    • DFSRH,
    • MRCGP,
    • and AHEA.

    Research interests 

    • Dr Usher-Smith's main research interests relate to the development, validation and implementation of risk scores in primary care to promote prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
    • Her current work focuses on developing a very brief intervention to promote behaviour change for cancer prevention in primary care. 
    • She is also involved in a number of others studies, including systematic reviews of risk models for cancer and cardiovascular disease, the evaluation of a computer aid for assessing stomach symptoms study and a rapid evidence synthesis of NHS Health Checks.

    Biography

    She first joined the college as a Supernumerary Fellow in 2007 whilst she was completing a PhD in the department of Physiology with Professor Chris Huang as part of the Cambridge MB/PhD programme. She taught the homeostasis course to first year medical students until 2012 and served on the Library committee in 2012/13. She is now a Clinical Senior Research Associate and Cancer Research UK/BUPA Foundation Cancer Prevention Fellow based in the Primary Care Unit, a General Practitioner in Cambridge and Bye Fellow in Pre-clinical medicine. Her current role in the College includes teaching on the Gateway programme and advising current and previous medical students on opportunities for research and careers and job applications.

    Books

    • Juliet Usher-Smith, George Murrell, Harold Ellis and Christopher Huang. Research in Medicine 3rd edition. Cambridge University Press. (2010) ISBN 9780521132282 
    • Ian N Sabir, Juliet A Usher-Smith. A thinking approach to Physiology. World Scientific publishing. (2008) ISBN 981270602X

    Selected peer-reviewed articles

    • Usher-Smith JA, Sharp SJ, Griffin SJ (2016). The spectrum effect in risk prediction, screening, and diagnostic tests. BMJ. 22;353:i3139. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i3139
    • Usher-Smith JA, Kassianos A, Emery JD, Abel G, Teoh Z, Hall S, Neal R, Murchie P, Walter FM. (2016) Identifying people at higher risk of melanoma across the UK: a primary care based survey. British Journal of Dermatology  doi: 10.1111/bjd.15181
    • Usher-Smith JA, Emery J, Win AK, Walter FM, Griffin SJ. (2016) Risk prediction models for colorectal cancer: a systematic review. Cancer Prevention Research. 9(1):13-26. doi: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-15-0274
    • Usher-Smith JA, Emery J, Hamilton W, Griffin SJ, Walter FM. (2015) Risk Prediction Tools for Cancer in Primary Care. British Journal of Cancer. 113(12):1645-50. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2015.409
    • Usher-Smith JA, Silarova B, Schuit E, Moons K, Griffin SJ. (2015) Impact of provision of cardiovascular disease risk estimates to healthcare professionals and patients: a systematic review. BMJ Open. 5(10):e008717. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008717
    • Usher-Smith JA, Emery J, Kassianos A, Walter FM. (2014) Risk prediction models for melanoma: a systematic review. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevalence DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965
    • Usher-Smith JA, Thompson M, Ercole A, Walter FM. Variation between countries in the frequency of diabetic ketoacidosis at first presentation of type 1 diabetes in children: a systematic review. Diabetologia 2012; 55: 2878-2894
    • Usher-Smith JA, Thompson M, Sharp SJ, Walter FM. Factors associated with the presence of diabetic ketoacidosis at diagnosis of diabetes in children and young adults: a systematic review. BMJ 2011; 343:d4092

    Departmental profile

    Dr Usher-Smith's profile on the Department of Public Health and Primary Care.