Nason Maani Research Fellow

Organisation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Fellowship(s):
  • Harkness Fellowship
  • 10
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About me

Nason is a Harkness Fellow, and Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Prior to this, Nason he was an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he lectured in the school’s flagship M.Sc. Public Health program.

Nason's research focuses on the structural and corporate determinants of health, seeking to describe the various drivers and channels through which upstream determinants such as equity, the generation of knowledge and public discourse, and commercial actors, affect population health. To date, this has included examining the funding of research, lobbying front groups, and charities that produce and disseminate misleading science about the causes of illness and the role of marketing in exacerbating health inequities.

His work has been featured in outlets such as the Milbank QuarterlyLancet Public Health, JAMA, Scientific American, and the BMJ, and in news reports including CNN, Reuters, Voice of America, the Guardian, the Telegraph, Politico, the Washington Post and Mother Jones.

Nason is a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, a member of the Society for Social Medicine and Population Health, and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He graduated with first class honors (Presidents Prize) in Biomedical Science at the University of Ulster, where he also completed his Ph.D., for which he won a Roche Young Researcher of the Year award.

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