Professor Sarah Lewington
- Accurately estimating the burden of vascular disease using electronic health records
- Adiposity, body fat distribution and risk of chronic disease in Asian and European populations
- Analysing big data from electronic health records to understand the determinants of cardiovascular disease
- Deep phenotyping of vascular events in large-scale epidemiological studies using electronic health records
- Understanding and modelling the geographical variation in relative risks for smoking and other major risk factors for burden of disease analyses
BSc, MSc, DPhil
Professor of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Director of Graduate Studies (Taught courses)
- MRC PHRU Programme Leader
- Research Fellow, Green Templeton College
Sarah Lewington is one of the Scientific Directors for the MSc in Global Health Science, with responsibility for the planning, development, delivery and management of all aspects of the fully revised MSc degree course. Sarah graduated in Mathematics and Statistics from Leicester University in 1988 and spent 5 years working as a medical statistician in the pharmaceutical industry before returning to university to study for an MSc in Applied Statistics at Southampton University. She came to Oxford University to co-ordinate the Prospective Studies Collaboration in 1995 and gained her DPhil in Epidemiology in 1999. Sarah’s main research interest is in major risk factors for premature adult mortality, with a particular focus on tobacco, alcohol, blood pressure and obesity, and is the Oxford-based principal investigator for studies conducted in Russia, Cuba and India. She leads a team of epidemiologists, statisticians and statistical programmers that forms the CTSU’s Population Studies Group and is the MRC Progamme Leader Track, Statistical Epidemiology.
Body Fat Distribution and Systolic Blood Pressure in 10,000 Adults with Whole-Body Imaging: UK Biobank and Oxford BioBank.
Malden D. et al, (2019), Obesity (Silver Spring)
Blood Pressure and Risk of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in China.
McGurgan IJ. et al, (2018), Stroke
Adiposity and vascular-metabolic mortality among 150,000 Mexican adults followed for 15 years
GNATIUC L. et al, (2018)
The burden of hypertension and associated risk for cardiovascular mortality in the UK biobank
Hammami I. et al, (2018), EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL, 39, 636 - 636
Coronary heart disease in relation to general and central adiposity in the UK Biobank: A cohort study of 500 000 men and women
Malden D. et al, (2018), EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL, 39, 852 - 852