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.
Effects of aspirin on dementia and cognitive function in diabetic patients: the ASCEND trial.
Parish S. et al, (2022), Eur Heart J
Genetic associations of adult height with risk of cardioembolic and other subtypes of ischemic stroke: A mendelian randomization study in multiple ancestries.
Linden AB. et al, (2022), PLoS Med, 19
Effect of Carotid Endarterectomy on 20 Year Incidence of Recorded Dementia: A Randomised Trial.
Halliday A. et al, (2022), Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg
Effects of Aspirin on Dementia and Cognitive Impairment in the ASCEND Trial
Parish S. et al, (2021), CIRCULATION, 144, E573 - E573
Adiposity and risks of vascular and non-vascular mortality among Chinese adults with type 2 diabetes: a 10-year prospective study
BRAGG F. et al, (2021), BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care