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Sarah Parish

BSc, MSc, DPhil

Emeritus Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology

Sarah Parish studied Mathematics at Bristol and Oxford Universities and in 1978 joined the unit which became the Clinical Trial Service Unit & Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU).

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.

Sarah was also 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 leads statistical teams engaged in a spectrum of complimentary research.

Sarah's 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.