Professor Sarah Parish
BSc, MSc, DPhil
Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology
- MRC Programme Leader
Sarah Parish studied Mathematics at Bristol and Oxford Universities and joined the unit which became CTSU (and is now part of NDPH) in 1978. She has played a major role as a statistician in the establishment, conduct and interpretation of CTSU’s series of ground-breaking large-scale randomised trials in the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease. She has also been active in developing large-scale blood-based observational studies with extensive biomarker panels and genotyping. As the Director of Statistics in Vascular Trials and Genetic Epidemiology, she now leads statistical teams engaged in a spectrum of complimentary research. Her particular interests include: identifying genetic risk factors for the side-effects of common cardiovascular treatments; investigating causality in relation to factors such as adiposity and dementia that are responsible for major burdens of disease, using the large UK and China Kadoorie biobanks.
Causal associations of blood lipids with risk of ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage in Chinese adults.
Sun L. et al, (2019), Nat Med
Assessment of Vascular Event Prevention and Cognitive Function Among Older Adults With Preexisting Vascular Disease or Diabetes: A Secondary Analysis of 3 Randomized Clinical Trials.
Offer A. et al, (2019), JAMA Netw Open, 2
Efficacy and safety of statin therapy in older people: a meta-analysis of individual participant data from 28 randomised controlled trials.
Cholesterol Treatment Trialists' Collaboration None., (2019), Lancet, 393, 407 - 415
Interethnic analyses of blood pressure loci in populations of East Asian and European descent.
Takeuchi F. et al, (2018), Nat Commun, 9
Effects of Aspirin for Primary Prevention in Persons with Diabetes Mellitus.
ASCEND Study Collaborative Group None. et al, (2018), N Engl J Med, 379, 1529 - 1539