Blizard Institute - Barts and The London

Dr Jahnavi Daru, PhD, MBBS

Jahnavi

Clinical Researcher

Email: j.daru@qmul.ac.uk

Profile

Jan is an academic clinician with an interest in women’s health, specifically obstetric haematology, clinical epidemiology and trials.

Summary

Jan completed undergraduate medical training at Imperial College London, graduating with honours in 2010, after which she continued her post graduate clinical training within the Integrated Academic Training pathway at the University of East Anglia and Queen Mary University of London.

 

Jan completed her PhD in 2019 using a variety of statistical modelling techniques to understand the impact of maternal anaemia on health outcomes in high- and low-income countries. Prior to commencing her doctorate, she worked at the WHO headquarters in Geneva on antenatal care provision in low and middle income countries and nutrition policy on iron deficiency. She has also worked with the British Society for Haematology as a co-author on the BSH 2019 guideline on anaemia in pregnancy.

 

She is currently the Module Co-lead for the undergraduate O&G curriculum at Barts and the London Medical School.

Teaching

Jan is currently the Module Co-lead for the undergraduate O&G curriculum at Barts and the London Medical School. She teaches therapeutics in pregnancy, research methods and public health to both undergraduate and postgraduate students

 

Undergraduate Teaching

Undergraduate medicine and dentistry, obstetrics and gynaecology

Research

Research Interests:

Jan completed her PhD in 2019 using a variety of statistical modelling techniques to understand the impact of maternal anaemia on health outcomes in high- and low-income countries. Prior to commencing her doctorate, she worked at the WHO headquarters in Geneva on antenatal care provision in low and middle income countries and nutrition policy on iron deficiency. She has also worked with the British Society for Haematology as a co-author on the BSH 2019 guideline on anaemia in pregnancy.

 

She is also a co-investigator on a variety of clinical trials including studies on diabetes prevention in pregnancy(EMMY study), intrapartum haemorrhage management (ACROBAT study) and postnatal health optimisation (OMAHA study).

 

She is also interested in facilitating patient and public involvement and exploring novel strategies to encourage coproduction research in women’s health.

Publications

  • Daru J. Iron interventions in pregnancy and better clinical outcomes? The jury is out. Lancet Global Health. Dec 2019. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(19)30468-1
  • Pavord S, Daru J, Prasannan N, Robinson S, Stanworth S, Girling J on behalf of BSH. UK guidelines on the management of iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy. British Journal of Haematology. Oct 2019. DOI:10.1111/bjh.16221.
  • Daru, J, Sobhy S, and Pavord S. Revisiting the basis for haemoglobin screening in pregnancy. Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2019 Sept. DOI: 10.1097/GCO.0000000000000580
  • Amaefule CE, Drymoussi Z, Dodds J, Daru J et al. Effectiveness and acceptability of myo-inositol nutritional supplement in the prevention of gestational diabetes (EMmY): a protocol for a randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind pilot trial. BMJ Open 2018;8:e022831
  • Lanz, D., Moore, P. and Daru J. (2018), Consent in obstetric emergency research – there is yet more to learn. BJOG DOI:10.1111/1471-0528.15340
  • Daru J, Zamora J, Fernández-Félix BM, et al. Risk of maternal mortality in women with severe anaemia during pregnancy and post partum: a multilevel analysis. Lancet Global Health. 2018 May 1;6(5):e548-54. DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30078-0
  • Dos Souza F, Daru J, Rogozinska E, Cooper NAM. Accuracy of fetal fibronectin for assessing preterm birth risk in asymptomatic pregnant women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2018 DOI: 1111/aogs.13299
  • Daru J, Colman K, Stanworth S, De Salle B, Pasricha SR. Serum ferritin as an indicator of iron status: What do we need to know? American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2017 DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.117.155960
  • Daru J, Allotey J, Pena-Rosas JP, Khan KS. Serum ferritin thresholds for the diagnosis of iron deficiency in pregnancy: a systematic review. Transfus. Med. 2017 Jun;27(3):167-174
  • Moss N, Daru J, Lanz D, Thangaratinam S, Khan KS. Involving pregnant women, mothers and members of the public to improve the quality of women’s health research. BJOG.2017;124:362–365
  • Daru J, Moores R, Dodds J, et al. Non-anaemic iron deficiency in pregnancy: The views of health service users and health care professionals. Transfus. Med. 2015;(25):27–32.

 

For full list, please see: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/J_Daru/research

 

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