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Cathryn Lewis, PhD

Cathryn Lewis, PhD, is Professor of Genetic Epidemiology & Statistics at King’s College London. She leads the Statistical Genetic Unit at King’s College London, and the Biomarkers and Genomics theme at the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health and the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. She received her PhD in Statistics from the University of Sheffield, and since then her research has focused on statistical analysis methods to dissect the genetic contribution to complex disorders. Her research group investigates the genetics of major depressive disorder, stroke, psychosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. She has a long-standing interest in the statistical underpinnings of personalised medicine, particularly in risk estimation, pharmacogenetics, and the potential of translating polygenic scores to clinical medicine.

Dr. Lewis co-chairs the Major Depressive Disorder Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC).