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Dr Sarah Lewis

Dr Sarah Lewis

Dr Sarah Lewis
B.Sc.(Sheff.), Ph.D.(Manc.)

Senior Lecturer in Genetic Epidemiology

Area of research

Using Mendelian randomization and evidence synthesis to identify causal risk factors for disease

Office OG25
Oakfield House,
Oakfield Grove, Clifton BS8 2BN
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+44 (0) 117 33 13316


Activities / Findings

I obtained a BSc in Genetics at the University of Sheffield in 1995 and then went on to complete a PhD in Genetic Epidemiology at the University of Manchester in 1999. I then had a series of short postdoctoral positions including a post at the International Agency for Research on Cancer. I joined the School of Social and Community Medicine in January 2004 as a lecturer in Genetic Epidemiology and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2009.  My research interests are in using Mendelian Randomization to understand risk factors for cancer and also to identify key nutrients required for in utero development. I am involved in a large UK wide cohort study of cleft lip and palate, and a large birth cohort in which I am looking at the role of nutrition during pregnancy on childhood IQ and behaviour. I co-lead a work package on Mendelian Randomisation for the Intergrative Cancer Epidemiology Programme which is funded by Cancer Research UK. l am a principal investigator on a project to develop a framework for systematic reviews of mechanistic studies of diet and cancer in collaboration with the World Cancer Research Fund. I also hold a grant from the WCRF to apply the above framework and Mendelian randomization to understanding the role of diet in prostate cancer.



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