Professor Jemma C. Hopewell
BSc (Hons) MSc PhD (Cantab) FESC
Professor of Precision Medicine & Epidemiology
- British Heart Foundation IBSR Fellow
- MSc in Global Health Science Module Lead: Genetic Epidemiology
- EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Health Data Science Module Lead: Genetics
- Visiting Professor, Department of Human Genetics, McGill University
Interests: Cardiovascular Disease, Genetic Epidemiology, Pharmacogenetics, Clinical Trials
Professor Jemma Hopewell leads a team of genetic epidemiologists, clinical fellows, medical statisticians and bioinformaticians in a programme of research focusing on the use of genetic and clinical trial-based studies to investigate the causes and treatments for cardiovascular disease and arrhythmias. She has particular interests in determining predictors of patient response to therapy, using genetics to improve our understanding of drug targets and disease mechanisms, and genomic characterisation of vascular disease and its risk factors, particularly Lp(a).
Jemma leads and collaborates on numerous projects involving CTSU's vascular mega-trials (e.g. HPS, SEARCH, THRIVE, REVEAL), large-scale studies and biobanks (e.g. PROCARDIS, UK Biobank), and international consortia (e.g. METASTROKE, CARDIoGRAMplusC4D, GoLEAD, CATCH-ME). She is a member of the Lp(a) Foundation Scientific Advisory Board, of various clinical trial and genetic study Steering and Analysis Committees, and is currently the Chair of METASTROKE (a collaboration of the International Stroke Genetics Consortium), as well as co-ordinating the MSc in Global Health Science Genetic Epidemiology module.
Hopewell Group - Current Members
- Research Staff
Dr Maysson Ibrahim, Senior Bioinformatician
Federico Murgia, Bioinformatician
Dr Alex Stiby, Senior Genetic Epidemiologist & Statistical Programmer
Dr Elsa Valdes-Marquez, Senior Medical Statistician
Adam Von Ende, Medical Statistician
- DPhil Students
Dr Christian Camm, British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellow
Dr Parag Gajendragadkar, British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellow
Sam Smith, Personal Assistant
The impact of atrial fibrillation and stroke risk factors on left atrial blood flow characteristics.
Spartera M. et al, (2021), Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging
Robust estimates of heritable coronary disease risk in individuals with type 2 diabetes.
Grace C. et al, (2021), Genet Epidemiol
Genome-Wide Association Study of Peripheral Artery Disease.
van Zuydam NR. et al, (2021), Circ Genom Precis Med
Smoking and COVID-19 outcomes: an observational and Mendelian randomisation study using the UK Biobank cohort.
Clift AK. et al, (2021), Thorax
Independent effects of adiposity measures on risk of atrial fibrillation in men and women: a study of 0.5 million individuals.
Camm CF. et al, (2021), Int J Epidemiol