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Oxford Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on Deep Medicine

Dexter Canoy

Clinical Epidemiologist

Dexter is an epidemiologist at The George Institute for Global Health (UK) at the University of Oxford. He has research interests in using large-scale biomedical data as discovery tools for identifying determinants of population health and understanding chronic disease aetiology. He is involved in the Oxford Martin School’s Deep Medicine Research Programme which aims to combine expertise in medicine, epidemiology and machine intelligence in using ‘Big Data’ in healthcare to extend our knowledge and understanding of complex disease patterns and risks, and provide novel insights into managing patients with complex conditions.

He has degrees in Psychology (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines) and Clinical Medicine (University of the Philippines), and pursued postgraduate training in epidemiology at the University of Cambridge. Before joining The George Institute, Dexter was involved in several large prospective population-based cohort studies (e.g. EPIC-Norfolk, the Northern Finland Birth Cohort Studies, and the Million Women Study) to examine factors of major causes of morbidity and mortality.


Research interests

  • Cardiovascular / Chronic disease / Life course epidemiology
  • Obesity, body composition and health; Healthy ageing
  • Global health; Women’s health; Reproductive factors and long-term health
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and stratified medicine
  • Big data and research methods in healthcare