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Luisa Zuccolo is Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology at the University of Bristol. Following her first degree in Physics, she obtained a Fellowship from the University of Turin, Italy, in Cancer Epidemiology and Surveillance. She then moved to the University of Bristol and was awarded a pre-doctoral Fellowship from the UK Medical Research Council to complete an MSc in Epidemiology (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and a PhD in Genetic Epidemiology (University of Bristol). She was then awarded a second MRC Fellowship in population health science epidemiology, after which, in 2018, she secured a tenured position at the University of Bristol. Dr Zuccolo researches the causal effects of alcohol on health, in particular of prenatal alcohol exposure, using methods and designs that improve causal inference. She is also interested in barriers to and effects of prolonged breastfeeding. 

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Research Output

Association of coincident self-reported mental health problems and alcohol intake with all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality: A Norwegian pooled population analysis

Degerud, E., Høiseth, G., Mørland, J., Ariansen, I., Graff-Iversen, S., Ystrom, E., Zuccolo, L. & Næss, Ø., 3 Feb 2020, In : PLoS Medicine. 21 p.

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    Association studies of up to 1.2 million individuals yield new insights into the genetic etiology of tobacco and alcohol use

    the 23 and Me Research Team, 1 Feb 2019, In : Nature Genetics. 51, 2, p. 237-244 13 p.

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    • 2 Publication peer-review

    PLoS ONE (Journal)

    Luisa Zuccolo (Peer reviewer)

    2010 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    International Journal of Epidemiology (Journal)

    Luisa Zuccolo (Peer reviewer)

    2008 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Supervised Work

    Investigating Offspring Mental Health Outcomes Associated with Maternal Prenatal Alcohol Use

    Author: Easey, K., 23 Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Munafo, M. R. (Supervisor), Timpson, N. J. (Supervisor) & Zuccolo, L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)