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University of Exeter Medical School

 Caitlin Decina

Caitlin Decina

PhD Student

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 RILD Building level 4


University of Exeter Medical School, RILD Building, RD&E Hospital Wonford, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW, UK


Caitlin completed her BSc in Biomedical Science at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. There, she developed an interest in the field of epidemiology and continued on to complete an MSc in Population Medicine in 2018.

Caitlin joined the College of Medicine and Health at the University of Exeter in 2020 after being awarded a QUEX studentship. She is currently working with Dr. Rachel Freathy, using genetics to explore the effect of maternal nutrition on offspring birthweight, and the relationship between low birthweight babies and increased risk of later-life cardiometabolic diseases.


  • PhD – current
  • MSc, Population Medicine
  • BSc, Biomedical Science

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Research interests

Human population health, statistical modelling of determinants of health and disease, physiology, medical embryology, and metabolic control of disease.

Research projects

  • Investigating the causal nature of the relationship between maternal serum urate concentrations and offspring birth weight
  • Using genetics to investigate the relationship between low birthweight infants and higher risk of cardiometabolic disease in later life


  • QUEX Institute Studentship

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