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)
- Leader, Diverse Population Studies Group
- Research Fellow, Green Templeton College
Sarah Lewington is an epidemiologist and statistician. She 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 (particularly tobacco, alcohol, blood pressure and obesity) in low- and middle- income countries. She is the Oxford-based lead for studies conducted in Russia, Cuba and India, and leads a team of epidemiologists, statisticians and statistical programmers that form the CTSU’s Diverse Population Studies Group.
Sarah is also Scientific Director for the MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology, with responsibility for the planning, development, delivery and management of all aspects of the MSc degree course.
In 2016, Sarah was elected as a Research Fellow at Green Templeton College.
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)
Global, regional, and national burden of stroke, 1990-2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016.
GBD 2016 Stroke Collaborators None., (2019), Lancet Neurol, 18, 439 - 458
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