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Dr Evangelos Vassos PhD
Dr Evangelos Vassos

Dr Evangelos Vassos PhD

  • Supervisors

Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Research subject areas

  • Psychiatry

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Dr Evangelos Vassos is a Consultant Psychiatrist and a Senior Clinical Research Fellow. He holds a Medical Degree and a Doctorate Degree from the Medical School of the University of Athens, Greece and he trained in psychiatry in Oxford UK.

Dr Vassos is investigating genetic and environmental underpinnings of psychosis and mood disorders. His current work is focusing on the development and validation of risk estimation models for psychosis based on genetic and environmental risk factors. He has experience in genome-wide association studies, polygenic score analysis, genetic epidemiology studies and the development of novel meta-analysis methods.

Latest publications:


Examining the association between genetic liability for schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms in Alzheimer's disease. Creese B, Vassos E, Bergh S, Athanasiu L, Johar I, Rongve A, Medbøen IT, Vasconcelos Da Silva M, Aakhus E, Andersen F, Bettella F, Braekhus A, Djurovic S, Paroni G, Proitsi P, Saltvedt I, Seripa D, Stordal E, Fladby T, Aarsland D, Andreassen OA, Ballard C, Selbaek G; AddNeuroMed consortium and the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative.Transl Psychiatry. 2019 Oct 22;9(1):273.

Genome-wide Association Studies in Ancestrally Diverse Populations: Opportunities, Methods, Pitfalls, and Recommendations. Peterson RE, Kuchenbaecker K, Walters RK, Chen CY, Popejoy AB, Periyasamy S, Lam M, Iyegbe C, Strawbridge RJ, Brick L, Carey CE, Martin AR, Meyers JL, Su J, Chen J, Edwards AC, Kalungi A, Koen N, Majara L, Schwarz E, Smoller JW, Stahl EA, Sullivan PF, Vassos E, Mowry B, Prieto ML, Cuellar-Barboza A, Bigdeli TB, Edenberg HJ, Huang H, Duncan LE. Cell. 2019 Oct 17;179(3):589-603. Epub 2019 Oct 10.

The Maudsley environmental risk score for psychosis. Vassos E, Sham P, Kempton M, Trotta A, Stilo SA, Gayer-Anderson C, Di Forti M, Lewis CM, Murray RM, Morgan C. Psychol Med. 2019 Sep 19:1-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Prospects for using risk scores in polygenic medicine. Lewis CM, Vassos E. Genome Med. 2017 Nov 13;9(1):96.

Patterns of illness and care over the 5 years following onset of psychosis in different ethnic groups; the GAP-5 study. Ajnakina O, Lally J, Di Forti M, Kolliakou A, Gardner-Sood P, Lopez-Morinigo J, Dazzan P, Pariante CM, Mondelli V, MacCabe J, David AS, Gaughran F, Murray RM, Vassos E. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2017 Sep;52(9):1101-1111. Epub 2017 Jul 5.

An Examination of Polygenic Score Risk Prediction in Individuals With First-Episode Psychosis. Vassos E, Di Forti M, Coleman J, Iyegbe C, Prata D, Euesden J, O'Reilly P, Curtis C, Kolliakou A, Patel H, Newhouse S, Traylor M, Ajnakina O, Mondelli V, Marques TR, Gardner-Sood P, Aitchison KJ, Powell J, Atakan Z, Greenwood KE, Smith S, Ismail K, Pariante C, Gaughran F, Dazzan P, Markus HS, David AS, Lewis CM, Murray RM, Breen G. Biol Psychiatry. 2017 Mar 15;81(6):470-477.

Meta-analysis of the Association Between the Level of Cannabis Use and Risk of Psychosis. Marconi A, Di Forti M, Lewis CM, Murray RM, Vassos E. Schizophr Bull. 2016 Sep;42(5):1262-9. Review.

Urban-rural differences in incidence rates of psychiatric disorders in Denmark. Vassos E, Agerbo E, Mors O, Pedersen CB. Br J Psychiatry. 2016 May;208(5):435-40.

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation and cognition: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Cooper RE, Tye C, Kuntsi J, Vassos E, Asherson P.J Psychopharmacol. 2015 Jul;29(7):753-63.

Systematic meta-analyses and field synopsis of genetic association studies of violence and aggression. Vassos E, Collier DA, Fazel S. Mol Psychiatry. 2014 Apr;19(4):471-7.