Blizard Institute - Barts and The London

Professor Christopher Griffiths, MA DPhil FRCP FRCGP


Professor of Primary Care, Centre Lead

Telephone: 020 7882 2501


Chris Griffiths is professor of primary care and centre lead in the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, and deputy director for research at the Blizard Institute. He is a principal investigator at the MRC-Asthma UK Centre for Allergic Mechanisms in Asthma. He has been a general practitioner in Hackney since 1992.

He read Physiological Sciences at Keble College, Oxford, before completing a D.Phil addressing the endocrine control of gut function. His clinical training was at King’s College London. His research addresses tuberculosis, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes, and ethnicity. He is a member of the development groups for NICE guidelines for tuberculosis, and for the British asthma guidelines. He is an editorial board member of the journals Thorax and the Primary Care Respiratory Journal.


Research Interests:

Chris Griffiths' main research interests include asthma, COPD, TB, allergy, diabetes, vitamin D, primary care, clinical trials, and qualitative research.


Effects of allergen and trigger factor avoidance advice in primary care on asthma control: a randomized-controlled trial. C. Bobb, T. Ritz, G. Rowlands and C. Griffiths, Clinical & Experimental Allergy, 1–10 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2222.2009.03350.x

Association between Gc genotype and susceptibility to TB is dependent on vitamin D status. Martineau AR, Leandro AC, Anderson ST, Newton SM, Wilkinson KA, Nicol MP, Pienaar SM, Skolimowska KH, Rocha MA, Rolla VC, Levin M, Davidson RN, Bremner SA, Griffiths CJ, Eley BS, Bonecini-Almeida MG, Wilkinson RJ.  Eur Respir J 2009 Sep 24.

Influence of a single oral dose of vitamin D(2) on serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in tuberculosis patients. Martineau AR, Nanzer AM, Satkunam KR, Packe GE, Rainbow SJ, Maunsell ZJ, Timms PM, Venton TR, Eldridge SM, Davidson RN, Wilkinson RJ, Griffiths CJ. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2009 Jan;13(1):119-25.

Improved Vitamin D Status Despite Allocation to Placebo in a Tuberculosis Treatment Trial: Contamination Bias? Martineau AR, Griffiths CJ, Packe GE. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2009 Jul 15;180(2):189.

Feasibility and acceptability of offering rapid HIV tests to patients registering with primary care in London (UK): a pilot study. Prost A, Griffiths CJ, Anderson J, Wight D, Hart G.  Sex Transm Infect 2009 May 31;85:326-9.

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