Dr Jana Anderson

  • Research Fellow (Public Health)

Research interests

Dr Jana Anderson is a research associate working with the Public Health research group in the Institute of Health & Wellbeing. Previously, Jana’s research was biochemical, laboratory-based, focused on parasitic diseases. For her PhD, Jana moved to the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department where she researched the epigenetic silencing of transcription of molecular parasites in the human genome. It was the significant involvement of epigenetics in many diseases (including immunological, cancer and psychiatric diseases) that moved her interest to health and prevention of ill-health. Epigenetic modifications could be brought on by diet, stress, exercise, lifestyle, and exposure to certain environmental stimuli and can have lasting effects on health of not only the individuals involved but also their offsprings. These modifications often occur early before the start of the disease and are potentially reversible. Jana began to wonder if and how much could good health protection, driven by positive changes within our environment prevent or slow down disease development, be it via epigenetic modification or other mechanism(s).
Jana has recently joined the research group headed by Prof Jill Pell that studies UK Biobank. UK Biobank is a prospective, population cohort study of 502,000 participants designed to determine the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that predispose to adult chronic diseases. The resources includes extensive baseline information from questionnaires and measurements, a panel of biochemical assays, genotyping, web-collection of dietary information, accelerometer data and follow-up via record linkage to routine, administrative datasets. Data collected by UK Biobank could contribute to the knowledge of the impact of the environmental and behavioral risk factors on ill health (for example diet, exercise, lifestyle, reducing exposure to certain environmental stimuli) and possibly even offer insight into the mechanism of action. Jana hopes that her research will inform on the risk factors of health, extend healthy lives in our aging population and contribute to the reduction of inequalities in health.


Publications

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2019

Ho, F. K.W. et al. (2019) The association between handgrip strength and future health outcomes does not differ if grip strength is used in absolute or relative terms: a prospective cohort study (AA-18-1085.R1). Age and Ageing, (Accepted for Publication)

Sillars, A. et al. (2019) Association of fitness and grip-strength with heart failure: Findings from the UK Biobank population-based study. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, (Accepted for Publication)

Steell, L. et al. (2019) Dose-response associations of cardiorespiratory fitness with all-cause mortality, and also cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory disease mortality and incidence: the UK Biobank cohort study. British Journal of Sports Medicine, (Accepted for Publication)

2018

Celis-Morales, C. A. et al. (2018) The combination of physical activity and sedentary behaviours modifies the genetic predisposition to obesity. Obesity, (Accepted for Publication)

Celis-Morales, C.A. et al. (2018) Associations of dietary protein intake with fat free mass and grip strength: cross-sectional study in 146,816 UK Biobank participants. American Journal of Epidemiology, 187(11), pp. 2405-2414. (doi:10.1093/aje/kwy134) (PMID:29961893)

Celis-Morales, C. A. et al. (2018) Walking pace is associated with lower risk of all-cause and cause-specific mortality. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, (doi:10.1249/MSS.0000000000001795) (PMID:30303933) (Early Online Publication)

Mackay, A., Mackay, D.F. , Celis-Morales, C.A. , Lyall, D.M. , Gray, S.R. , Sattar, N. , Gill, J.M.R. , Pell, J.P. and Anderson, J.J. (2018) The association between driving time and unhealthy lifestyles: a cross-sectional, general population study of 386 493 UK Biobank participants. Journal of Public Health, (doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdy155) (PMID:30239914) (Early Online Publication)

Celis-Morales, C. et al. (2018) Associations of discretionary screen time with mortality, cardiovascular disease and cancer are attenuated by strength, fitness and physical activity: findings from the UK Biobank study. BMC Medicine, 16, 77. (doi:10.1186/s12916-018-1063-1) (PMID:29792209) (PMCID:PMC5966877)

Celis-Morales, C. A. et al. (2018) Associations of grip strength with cardiovascular, respiratory, and cancer outcomes and all cause mortality: prospective cohort study of half a million UK Biobank participants. British Medical Journal, 361, k1651. (doi:10.1136/bmj.k1651) (PMID:29739772) (PMCID:PMC5939721)

Iliodromiti, S. et al. (2018) The impact of confounding on the associations of different adiposity measures with the incidence of cardiovascular disease: a cohort study of 296 535 adults of white European descent. European Heart Journal, 39(17), pp. 1514-1520. (doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehy057) (PMID:29718151) (PMCID:PMC5930252)

Anderson, J. J. , Darwis, N. D.M., Mackay, D. F. , Celis-Morales, C. , Lyall, D. M. , Sattar, N. , Gill, J. M.R. and Pell, J. P. (2018) Red and processed meat consumption and breast cancer: UK Biobank cohort study and meta-analysis. European Journal of Cancer, 90, pp. 73-82. (doi:10.1016/j.ejca.2017.11.022)

2017

Celis-Morales, C. A. et al. (2017) Associations between diabetes and both cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality are modified by grip strength: evidence from UK Biobank, a prospective population-based cohort study. Diabetes Care, 40(12), pp. 1710-1718. (doi:10.2337/dc17-0921) (PMID:28986505)

Lyall, D. M. et al. (2017) Association of body mass index with cardiometabolic disease in the UK Biobank: a Mendelian randomization study. JAMA Cardiology, 2(8), pp. 882-889. (doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2016.5804) (PMID:28678979) (PMCID:PMC5710596)

Celis-Morales, C. A. et al. (2017) Association between active commuting and incident cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mortality: prospective cohort study. BMJ, 357, j1456. (doi:10.1136/bmj.j1456) (PMID:28424154)

Anderson, J.J. , Celis, C.A. , Mackay, D.F. , Iliodromiti, S., Lyall, D.M. , Sattar, N. , Gill, J.M.R. and Pell, J.P. (2017) Adiposity among 132 479 UK Biobank participants; contribution of sugar intake vs other macronutrients. International Journal of Epidemiology, 46(2), pp. 492-501. (doi:10.1093/ije/dyw173) (PMID:27407038) (PMCID:PMC5837311)

Lyall, D. M. , Celis-Morales, C. A. , Anderson, J. , Gill, J. M.R. , Mackay, D. F. , McIntosh, A. M., Smith, D. J. , Deary, I. J., Sattar, N. and Pell, J. P. (2017) Associations between single and multiple cardiometabolic diseases and cognitive abilities in 474 129 UK Biobank participants. European Heart Journal, 38(8), pp. 577-583. (doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehw528) (PMID:28363219)

Celis-Morales, C. A. , Lyall, D. M. , Anderson, J. , Iliodromiti, S., Fan, Y., Ntuk, U. E., Mackay, D. F. , Pell, J. P. , Sattar, N. and Gill, J. M.R. (2017) The association between physical activity and risk of mortality is modulated by grip strength and cardiorespiratory fitness: evidence from 498 135 UK-Biobank participants. European Heart Journal, 38(2), pp. 116-122. (doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehw249) (PMID:28158566)

Hayes, J.F., Khandaker, G.M., Anderson, J. , Mackay, D. , Zammit, S., Lewis, G., Smith, D.J. and Osborn, D.P.J. (2017) Childhood interleukin-6, C-reactive protein and atopic disorders as risk factors for hypomanic symptoms in young adulthood: a longitudinal birth cohort study. Psychological Medicine, 47(1), pp. 23-33. (doi:10.1017/S0033291716001574) (PMID:27476619) (PMCID:PMC5197925)

Mackay, D.F. , Anderson, J.J. , Pell, J.P. , Zammit, S. and Smith, D.J. (2017) Exposure to tobacco smoke in utero or during early childhood and risk of hypomania: prospective birth cohort study. European Psychiatry, 39, pp. 33-39. (doi:10.1016/j.eurpsy.2016.06.001) (PMID:27810616)

Celis-Morales, C. et al. (2017) Dietary fat and total energy intake modifies the association of genetic profile risk score on obesity: evidence from 48 170 UK Biobank participants. International Journal of Obesity, 41, pp. 1761-1768. (doi:10.1038/ijo.2017.169) (PMID:28736445)

2016

Lyall, D. M. et al. (2016) Body-mass index and cardiometabolic disease: a Mendelian randomisation study of UK Biobank Participants. Lancet, 388(S2), S9-S9. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)32245-0)

Anderson, J. J. , Hoath, S., Zammit, S., Meyer, T. D., Pell, J. P. , Mackay, D. and Smith, D. J. (2016) Gestational influenza and risk of hypomania in young adulthood: prospective birth cohort study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 200, pp. 182-188. (doi:10.1016/j.jad.2016.04.048) (PMID:27136417) (PMCID:PMC4906149)

Lyall, D. M. et al. (2016) Alzheimer disease genetic risk factor APOE e4, and cognitive abilities in 111,739 UK Biobank participants. Age and Ageing, 45(4), pp. 511-517. (doi:10.1093/ageing/afw068) (PMID:27103599)

Lyall, D. M. et al. (2016) Cognitive test scores in UK Biobank: data reduction in 480,416 participants and longitudinal stability in 20,346 participants. PLoS ONE, 11(4), e0154222. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0154222) (PMID:27110937) (PMCID:PMC4844168)

2015

Smith, D. J. , Anderson, J. , Zammit, S., Meyer, T. D., Pell, J. P. and Mackay, D. (2015) Childhood IQ and risk of bipolar disorder in adulthood: prospective birth cohort study. BJPsych Open, 1(1), pp. 74-80. (doi:10.1192/bjpo.bp.115.000455) (PMID:27703726) (PMCID:PMC4995557)

Creek, D. J. et al. (2015) Probing the metabolic network in bloodstream-form Trypanosoma brucei using untargeted metabolomics with stable isotope labelled glucose. PLoS Pathogens, 11(3), e1004689. (doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1004689) (PMID:25775470) (PMCID:PMC4361558)

Varshney, D., Vavrova-Anderson, J. , Oler, A. J., Cowling, V. H., Cairns, B. R. and White, R. J. (2015) SINE transcription by RNA polymerase III is suppressed by histone methylation but not DNA methylation. Nature Communications, 6, 6569. (doi:10.1038/ncomms7569) (PMID:25798578) (PMCID:PMC4382998)

Nicholl, B. et al. (2015) Ethnic differences in the association between depression and chronic pain: cross sectional results from UK Biobank. BMC Family Practice, 16, 128. (doi:10.1186/s12875-015-0343-5) (PMID:26445480) (PMCID:PMC4596418)

2012

Jackson, A. P. et al. (2012) Antigenic diversity is generated by distinct evolutionary mechanisms in African trypanosome species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(9), pp. 3416-3421. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1117313109) (PMID:22331916) (PMCID:PMC3295286)

Creek, D., Anderson, J. , McConville, M.J. and Barrett, M.P. (2012) Metabolomic analysis of trypanosomatid protozoa. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 181(2), pp. 73-84. (doi:10.1016/j.molbiopara.2011.10.003)

2011

Roman, A. C. et al. (2011) Dioxin receptor and SLUG transcription factors regulate the insulator activity of B1 SINE retrotransposons via an RNA polymerase switch. Genome Research, 21(3), pp. 422-432. (doi:10.1101/gr.111203.110)

2006

Crozier, J., McKee, R., McArdle, C., Angerson, W., Anderson, J. , Horgan, P. and McMillan, D. (2006) The presence of a systemic inflammatory response predicts poorer survival in patients receiving adjuvant 5-FU chemotherapy following potentially curative resection for colorectal cancer. British Journal of Cancer, 94, pp. 1833-1836. (doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6603185)

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Articles

Ho, F. K.W. et al. (2019) The association between handgrip strength and future health outcomes does not differ if grip strength is used in absolute or relative terms: a prospective cohort study (AA-18-1085.R1). Age and Ageing, (Accepted for Publication)

Sillars, A. et al. (2019) Association of fitness and grip-strength with heart failure: Findings from the UK Biobank population-based study. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, (Accepted for Publication)

Steell, L. et al. (2019) Dose-response associations of cardiorespiratory fitness with all-cause mortality, and also cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory disease mortality and incidence: the UK Biobank cohort study. British Journal of Sports Medicine, (Accepted for Publication)

Celis-Morales, C. A. et al. (2018) The combination of physical activity and sedentary behaviours modifies the genetic predisposition to obesity. Obesity, (Accepted for Publication)

Celis-Morales, C.A. et al. (2018) Associations of dietary protein intake with fat free mass and grip strength: cross-sectional study in 146,816 UK Biobank participants. American Journal of Epidemiology, 187(11), pp. 2405-2414. (doi:10.1093/aje/kwy134) (PMID:29961893)

Celis-Morales, C. A. et al. (2018) Walking pace is associated with lower risk of all-cause and cause-specific mortality. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, (doi:10.1249/MSS.0000000000001795) (PMID:30303933) (Early Online Publication)

Mackay, A., Mackay, D.F. , Celis-Morales, C.A. , Lyall, D.M. , Gray, S.R. , Sattar, N. , Gill, J.M.R. , Pell, J.P. and Anderson, J.J. (2018) The association between driving time and unhealthy lifestyles: a cross-sectional, general population study of 386 493 UK Biobank participants. Journal of Public Health, (doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdy155) (PMID:30239914) (Early Online Publication)

Celis-Morales, C. et al. (2018) Associations of discretionary screen time with mortality, cardiovascular disease and cancer are attenuated by strength, fitness and physical activity: findings from the UK Biobank study. BMC Medicine, 16, 77. (doi:10.1186/s12916-018-1063-1) (PMID:29792209) (PMCID:PMC5966877)

Celis-Morales, C. A. et al. (2018) Associations of grip strength with cardiovascular, respiratory, and cancer outcomes and all cause mortality: prospective cohort study of half a million UK Biobank participants. British Medical Journal, 361, k1651. (doi:10.1136/bmj.k1651) (PMID:29739772) (PMCID:PMC5939721)

Iliodromiti, S. et al. (2018) The impact of confounding on the associations of different adiposity measures with the incidence of cardiovascular disease: a cohort study of 296 535 adults of white European descent. European Heart Journal, 39(17), pp. 1514-1520. (doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehy057) (PMID:29718151) (PMCID:PMC5930252)

Anderson, J. J. , Darwis, N. D.M., Mackay, D. F. , Celis-Morales, C. , Lyall, D. M. , Sattar, N. , Gill, J. M.R. and Pell, J. P. (2018) Red and processed meat consumption and breast cancer: UK Biobank cohort study and meta-analysis. European Journal of Cancer, 90, pp. 73-82. (doi:10.1016/j.ejca.2017.11.022)

Celis-Morales, C. A. et al. (2017) Associations between diabetes and both cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality are modified by grip strength: evidence from UK Biobank, a prospective population-based cohort study. Diabetes Care, 40(12), pp. 1710-1718. (doi:10.2337/dc17-0921) (PMID:28986505)

Lyall, D. M. et al. (2017) Association of body mass index with cardiometabolic disease in the UK Biobank: a Mendelian randomization study. JAMA Cardiology, 2(8), pp. 882-889. (doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2016.5804) (PMID:28678979) (PMCID:PMC5710596)

Celis-Morales, C. A. et al. (2017) Association between active commuting and incident cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mortality: prospective cohort study. BMJ, 357, j1456. (doi:10.1136/bmj.j1456) (PMID:28424154)

Anderson, J.J. , Celis, C.A. , Mackay, D.F. , Iliodromiti, S., Lyall, D.M. , Sattar, N. , Gill, J.M.R. and Pell, J.P. (2017) Adiposity among 132 479 UK Biobank participants; contribution of sugar intake vs other macronutrients. International Journal of Epidemiology, 46(2), pp. 492-501. (doi:10.1093/ije/dyw173) (PMID:27407038) (PMCID:PMC5837311)

Lyall, D. M. , Celis-Morales, C. A. , Anderson, J. , Gill, J. M.R. , Mackay, D. F. , McIntosh, A. M., Smith, D. J. , Deary, I. J., Sattar, N. and Pell, J. P. (2017) Associations between single and multiple cardiometabolic diseases and cognitive abilities in 474 129 UK Biobank participants. European Heart Journal, 38(8), pp. 577-583. (doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehw528) (PMID:28363219)

Celis-Morales, C. A. , Lyall, D. M. , Anderson, J. , Iliodromiti, S., Fan, Y., Ntuk, U. E., Mackay, D. F. , Pell, J. P. , Sattar, N. and Gill, J. M.R. (2017) The association between physical activity and risk of mortality is modulated by grip strength and cardiorespiratory fitness: evidence from 498 135 UK-Biobank participants. European Heart Journal, 38(2), pp. 116-122. (doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehw249) (PMID:28158566)

Hayes, J.F., Khandaker, G.M., Anderson, J. , Mackay, D. , Zammit, S., Lewis, G., Smith, D.J. and Osborn, D.P.J. (2017) Childhood interleukin-6, C-reactive protein and atopic disorders as risk factors for hypomanic symptoms in young adulthood: a longitudinal birth cohort study. Psychological Medicine, 47(1), pp. 23-33. (doi:10.1017/S0033291716001574) (PMID:27476619) (PMCID:PMC5197925)

Mackay, D.F. , Anderson, J.J. , Pell, J.P. , Zammit, S. and Smith, D.J. (2017) Exposure to tobacco smoke in utero or during early childhood and risk of hypomania: prospective birth cohort study. European Psychiatry, 39, pp. 33-39. (doi:10.1016/j.eurpsy.2016.06.001) (PMID:27810616)

Celis-Morales, C. et al. (2017) Dietary fat and total energy intake modifies the association of genetic profile risk score on obesity: evidence from 48 170 UK Biobank participants. International Journal of Obesity, 41, pp. 1761-1768. (doi:10.1038/ijo.2017.169) (PMID:28736445)

Lyall, D. M. et al. (2016) Body-mass index and cardiometabolic disease: a Mendelian randomisation study of UK Biobank Participants. Lancet, 388(S2), S9-S9. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)32245-0)

Anderson, J. J. , Hoath, S., Zammit, S., Meyer, T. D., Pell, J. P. , Mackay, D. and Smith, D. J. (2016) Gestational influenza and risk of hypomania in young adulthood: prospective birth cohort study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 200, pp. 182-188. (doi:10.1016/j.jad.2016.04.048) (PMID:27136417) (PMCID:PMC4906149)

Lyall, D. M. et al. (2016) Alzheimer disease genetic risk factor APOE e4, and cognitive abilities in 111,739 UK Biobank participants. Age and Ageing, 45(4), pp. 511-517. (doi:10.1093/ageing/afw068) (PMID:27103599)

Lyall, D. M. et al. (2016) Cognitive test scores in UK Biobank: data reduction in 480,416 participants and longitudinal stability in 20,346 participants. PLoS ONE, 11(4), e0154222. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0154222) (PMID:27110937) (PMCID:PMC4844168)

Smith, D. J. , Anderson, J. , Zammit, S., Meyer, T. D., Pell, J. P. and Mackay, D. (2015) Childhood IQ and risk of bipolar disorder in adulthood: prospective birth cohort study. BJPsych Open, 1(1), pp. 74-80. (doi:10.1192/bjpo.bp.115.000455) (PMID:27703726) (PMCID:PMC4995557)

Creek, D. J. et al. (2015) Probing the metabolic network in bloodstream-form Trypanosoma brucei using untargeted metabolomics with stable isotope labelled glucose. PLoS Pathogens, 11(3), e1004689. (doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1004689) (PMID:25775470) (PMCID:PMC4361558)

Varshney, D., Vavrova-Anderson, J. , Oler, A. J., Cowling, V. H., Cairns, B. R. and White, R. J. (2015) SINE transcription by RNA polymerase III is suppressed by histone methylation but not DNA methylation. Nature Communications, 6, 6569. (doi:10.1038/ncomms7569) (PMID:25798578) (PMCID:PMC4382998)

Nicholl, B. et al. (2015) Ethnic differences in the association between depression and chronic pain: cross sectional results from UK Biobank. BMC Family Practice, 16, 128. (doi:10.1186/s12875-015-0343-5) (PMID:26445480) (PMCID:PMC4596418)

Jackson, A. P. et al. (2012) Antigenic diversity is generated by distinct evolutionary mechanisms in African trypanosome species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(9), pp. 3416-3421. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1117313109) (PMID:22331916) (PMCID:PMC3295286)

Creek, D., Anderson, J. , McConville, M.J. and Barrett, M.P. (2012) Metabolomic analysis of trypanosomatid protozoa. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 181(2), pp. 73-84. (doi:10.1016/j.molbiopara.2011.10.003)

Roman, A. C. et al. (2011) Dioxin receptor and SLUG transcription factors regulate the insulator activity of B1 SINE retrotransposons via an RNA polymerase switch. Genome Research, 21(3), pp. 422-432. (doi:10.1101/gr.111203.110)

Crozier, J., McKee, R., McArdle, C., Angerson, W., Anderson, J. , Horgan, P. and McMillan, D. (2006) The presence of a systemic inflammatory response predicts poorer survival in patients receiving adjuvant 5-FU chemotherapy following potentially curative resection for colorectal cancer. British Journal of Cancer, 94, pp. 1833-1836. (doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6603185)

This list was generated on Sat May 25 06:33:46 2019 BST.