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
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.
Blood Pressure and Risk of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in China.
McGurgan IJ. et al, (2018), Stroke
Body-mass index, blood pressure, and cause-specific mortality in India: a prospective cohort study of 500 810 adults.
Gajalakshmi V. et al, (2018), Lancet Glob Health, 6, e787 - e794
Age-specific association between blood pressure and vascular and non-vascular chronic diseases in 0·5 million adults in China: a prospective cohort study.
Lacey B. et al, (2018), Lancet Glob Health, 6, e641 - e649
Adiposity and risk of ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke in 0·5 million Chinese men and women: a prospective cohort study.
Chen Z. et al, (2018), Lancet Glob Health, 6, e630 - e640
Adiposity and risk of ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke in Chinese men and women: a prospective study of 0.5 million adults
Chen Z. et al, (2018), The Lancet Global Health