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.
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
Joint Associations Between Body Mass Index and Waist Circumference With Atrial Fibrillation in Men and Women.
Poorthuis MHF. et al, (2021), J Am Heart Assoc
Low-intensity daily smoking and cause-specific mortality in Mexico: prospective study of 150 000 adults.
Thomson B. et al, (2021), Int J Epidemiol
Abdominal and gluteo-femoral markers of adiposity and risk of vascular-metabolic mortality in a prospective study of 150,000 Mexican adults
GNATIUC L. et al, (2021), European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Sixty-day consequences of COVID-19 in patients discharged from hospital: an electronic health records study.
Islam N. et al, (2021), Eur J Public Health