Cathryn Lewis is Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Statistics, with a split post across the Division of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (School of Medicine) and the MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre (Institute of Psychiatry).
She leads King's College London’s Statistical Genetics Unit, a cross-school group to develop and support methods in statistical genetics, with a particular focus on complex traits. She has held an academic post at King’s College London School of Medicine since 1996. Previously, she was at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, and completed her PhD in Statistics at the University of Sheffield.
Cathryn Lewis’s research covers the development and application of statistical methods for complex genetic phenotypes. Major interests include:
- Developing risk estimation models for complex genetic disorders.
- Identifying and characterising genetic variants conferring susceptibility to complex disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease and unipolar depression.
- Statistical analysis methods to sub-divide clinical phenotypes ito genetically homogeneous subsets, thus increasing the power to detect genetic association.
- Pharmacogenetic studies.
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