Masuma Pervin Mishu

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Masuma is a lecturer in Public Health at the University College London (UCL) and a visiting senior research Fellow at the University of York (UoY). She is involved in research related to improving oral health in people with severe mental illness and Community-based Behavioural Activation Training for treatment of depression in adolescents and tobacco cessation in dental clinics. She previously worked in Mental Health and Addiction Research group on mental and physical health co-morbidity in low and middle-income countries (LMICs); involved with ‘Health and Well-being study, and conducting a systematic review on the related area. She also worked as a lead research fellow in addressing smokeless tobacco and building research capacity in South Asia (ASTRA) an NIHR funded programme. Masuma graduated in Dentistry (Bachelor of Dental surgery) from Dhaka Dental College Hospital and later did her MSc in Dental Public Health from UCL. She did her PhD in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL, funded by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.


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People with severe mental health difficulties are more likely to have poor dental health and dental disorders


Masuma Pervin Mishu summarises an umbrella review on the prevalence of dental disorders among people with severe mental illness.

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Reducing cardiovascular risk in people with severe mental illness


Masuma Mishu from the Closing the Gap Network reviews a recent US trial of a comprehensive cardiovascular risk reduction intervention in people with severe mental illness, which shows promising results.

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