Dr. Raghib Ali
Assistant Professor
Institute of Public Health
Email: raghib.ali@uaeu.ac.ae


College of Medicine and Health Sciences

United Arab Emirates University
P.O.Box 17666, Al-Ain
United Arab Emirates
DegreeUniversityYear
MAOxford2011
MScLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine2010
DLSHTMLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine2010
DPHLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine2008
MACambridge2004
MB BChir Cambridge2000
BA(Hons) Cambridge 1997
AppointmentYear
Clinical Epidemiologist, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford. 2009
Director, INDOX Cancer Research Network, University of Oxford. 2009
Honorary Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. 2009
Clinical Epidemiologist, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford. 2009
Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology & Honorary Specialist Registrar in General Internal Medicine. 2005
Epidemiologist, UK Biobank Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford. 2004
Clinical Fellow in Oncology, Department of Medical Oncology, Churchill Hospital, Oxford 2004
Research Interest
The aetiology and risk factors for common cancers and other chronic, non-communicable diseases in South Asian and Middle Eastern populations.  
Establishing low cost, prospective cohort studies in populations which have not previously been studied, especially in South Asia and the Middle East.  
Global health - specifically capacity building and training for clinical trials and epidemiological studies in South Asia and The Middle East.  
Migrant studies - specifically the incidence of cancer and other chronic, non-communicable diseases in South Asian migrants in the Middle East and the UK compared to the host population.  
Developing affordable treatments for common cancers in low and middle income countries.  
Selected Publications
Childhood Cancer Incidence in British Indians & Whites in Leicester, 1996–2008. Sayeed S, Barnes I, Cairns BJ, Finlayson A, Ali R (2013) PLoS ONE 8(4): e61881.  
Incidence of gastrointestinal cancers by ethnic group in England, 2001-2007. Ali R, Barnes I, Cairns BJ, Finlayson AE, Bhala N, Mallath M, Beral V. Gut. 2012 Oct 23.  
Personalizing healthcare: from genetics through payment to improving care? Finlayson, A, Godman B, Paterson K, Aston E, Haycox A, Gustafsson L, Ali R J R Soc Med 2012: 0: 1–4.  
Aspirin as Adjuvant therapy for Established Colorectal Cancer – Reinterpreting Cancer Treatment Paradigms. Chia WK, Ali R, Toh HC. Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology. 2012 Aug 21  
Building capacity for clinical research in developing countries: the INDOX cancer research network experience. Ali R, Finlayson A. Glob Health Action 2012, 5: 17288  
Challenges in launching multinational oncology clinical trials in India Saini KS, Agarwal G, Jagannathan R, Filho OM, Saini ML, Mistry K, Ali R, Gupta S. South Asian J Cancer 2013;2:44-9  
An Analysis of the Health Status of the United Arab Emirates: The ‘Big 4’ Public Health Issues Loney T, Aw T-C, Handysides D, Ali R, Blair I, Grivna M, Shah S, Sheek-Hussein M, El-Sadig M, Sharif A, & El-Obaid Y. Glob Health Action 2013.  
Cancer and all-cause mortality in patients allocated to metformin: systematic review and collaborative meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. Stevens RJ, Ali R, et al. Diabetologia. 2012 Aug 10.  
Tobacco smoking using Midwakh is an emerging health problem- evidence from a large cross-sectional survey in the United Arab Emirates. Al-Houqani M, Ali R, Hajat C. PLoS One. 2012;7(6):e39189.  
Quantifying the effect of metformin treatment and dose on glycaemic control: A Systematic review and meta-analysis. Hirst JA, Ali R et al. Diabetes Care 35:1–8, 2012  
The utility of Aspirin in Dukes C and High Risk Dukes B Breast cancer - The ASCOLT study: Study Protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Ali R, Toh HC, Chia W Trials 2011, 12:261  
Quinone-oxido-reductase-2 prodrug cancer therapy Middleton M, Ali R et al. Sci Transl Med. 2010 Jul 14;2(40):40ra50. 
Cancer Incidence in British Indians in Leicester 2001 – 2006. Ali R, Barnes I, Kan S, Beral V. Br J Cancer. 2010 Jun 29;103(1):143-8  
Developing innovative models for North-South cooperation in Clinical Research - experience from the INDOX Cancer Research Network Ali R, Raina V. Annals of Oncology 2008 19(5):831-833 
Impacts of family history and life style habits on colorectal cancer risk: a case-control study. Bener A, Moore MA, Ali R, El Ayoubi HR. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2010;11(4):963-8.