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
- An analysis of multimorbidities associated with schistosomiasis infections in sub-Saharan Africa
- 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, Global 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 Global 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 composition and risk of heart failure: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Oguntade AS. et al, (2021), Open Heart, 8
Body-mass index, blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular mortality in Cuba: prospective study of 146,556 participants.
Armas Rojas NB. et al, (2021), BMC Public Health, 21
Excess deaths associated with covid-19 pandemic in 2020: age and sex disaggregated time series analysis in 29 high income countries
Islam N. et al, (2021), BMJ, 373
Association of heart rate and diabetes among 0.5 million adults in the China Kadoorie biobank: Results from observational and Mendelian randomization analyses.
Wang W. et al, (2021), Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis
Associations of Skeletal Muscle Mass and Fat Mass With Incident Cardiovascular Disease and All-Cause Mortality: A Prospective Cohort Study of UK Biobank Participants.
Knowles R. et al, (2021), J Am Heart Assoc