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Dr Jennifer Quint completed a BSc in molecular medicine at the University of London in 1999 before achieving her professional degree in medicine at the same institute in 2000.

In 2010 she completed a PhD entitled ‘determinants of exacerbation frequency in COPD’ and then also achieved an MSc in Epidemiology the following year.

She became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2015 and the Royal College of Physicians in 2016.

Area of expertise

Dr Quint is an honorary consultant physician in respiratory medicine at Royal Brompton Hospital, as well as a clinical senior lecturer in respiratory epidemiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. 

Research interests

Dr Quint’s research interests centre on the use of electronic health records to study chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as well as other chronic respiratory diseases including bronchiectasis and asthma. 

The majority of her work has been on exacerbations of COPD, exploring the:

  • effect of COPD exacerbations on vascular outcomes
  • relationship between environmental factors and exacerbations of COPD.

She has also undertaken several pieces of work in validation of identification of respiratory diseases in electronic health records.

Examples of her projects include:

  • investigating the causal roles of temperature and pollution on COPD exacerbations using the national network of monitors and routine primary care and hospital data
  • providing personal pollution monitors to COPD patients to assess the relationship to environmental expures and daily symptoms and exacerbations of COPD
  • using myocardial infarction audit data to investigate factors influencing survival post myocardial infarction in patients with COPD including:
    • beta blocker use
    • cardiovascular co-morbidities
    • drug therapies
    • exacerbations and exacerbation frequency. 


Dr Quint’s memberships include the: 

  • Clinical Practice Research Datalink Independent Scientific Advisory Committee (CPRD ISAC)
  • British Thoracic Society (BTS) council
  • BTS Science and research committee
  • Centre for Environment and Health, run by the Medical Research Council and Public Health England (MRC-PHE)
  • National Heart and Lung Institute Athena Swan; member of SAT
  • Respiratory Effectiveness Group (invited)

She is also an associate Editor for Thorax and the International Journal of COPD  and the Epidemiology Secretary for the European Respiratory Society.


As an experienced teacher, researcher and lecturer, some of Dr Quint’s current teaching responsibilities include: 

  • module organising and teaching on respiratory BSc at Imperial College in London
  • lecturer for MSc courses at Imperial College in London
  • supervision of MSc student summer projects at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • educational supervisor for junior doctors.

She is also an invited speaker at national and international meetings, including:

  • European, American and British Thoracic Society meetings
  • Scottish and Welsh Thoracic Society meetings
  • British Medical Association
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • a number of universities in the UK and Internationally.