Global Diet and Activity Research Group and Network (GDAR)
Left the Unit in 2022
Current work and interests
Camille was a PhD student on a Cambridge Trust Scholarship, supervised by Prof. Nicholas Wareham, Prof. Nita Forouhi, and Dr Albert Koulman. Her project explored how established and novel biomarkers can be used in combination with self-report instruments to assess diet and nutrition in African studies and the association with metabolic outcomes. She investigated the relationship between fatty acids, vitamins and diabetes in a Cameroonian population.
Background and experience
Camille completed a medical degree at Université des Montagnes, before pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Yaoundé 1 in Cameroon. Her thesis focused on the prevention of cardiovascular complications of diabetes through research on determinants of dyslipidaemia in obese individuals and patients with type 2 diabetes. She is a scholar of the Global Clinical Research Training Programme (GCSRT 2018) from Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining the MRC Epidemiology Unit, Camille spent time as a junior physician, at the Yaoundé Central Hospital in Cameroon. She also worked as a research associate for the Health of Population in Transition (HoPiT) research group on the Cameroon National Diabetes and Hypertension Programme funded by the World Diabetes Foundation.
- Mapa-Tassou C, Katte J-C, Mba Maadjhou C, Mbanya JC. Economic Impact of Diabetes in Africa. Curr Diab Rep. (2019) 19(2):5
- Nganou-Gnindjio CN, Mba Maadjhou C, Azabji-Kenfack M, Dehayem MY, Mfeukeu-Kuate L, Mbanya J-C, et al. Poor glycemic control impacts heart rate variability in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a cross sectional study. BMC Res Notes. (2018) 11(1):599