Dr Sanne Peters (GS7)

Dr Sanne Peters, Gender Summit speaker

Research Fellow in Epidemiology, The George Institute for Global Health, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford.

Sex differences in risk factors for cardiovascular disease: large-scale meta-analyses summarising all available evidence
Parallel 1: Representing human diversity in biomedical research

Sanne Peters is a Research Fellow in Epidemiology at The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford. She obtained her a PhD in Epidemiology from Utrecht University and worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Utrecht University and at the University of Cambridge. Currently, she works on a leading programme of research on women’s health and sex-specific health factors in the field of cardiovascular diseases and other major non-communicable diseases. She has conducted a number of large-scale meta-analyses aimed to determine and quantify whether the impact of major and modifiable risk factors for chronic diseases may differ between women and men. This work has so far resulted in a large number of publications, including two in The Lancet, with several more in preparation.

Current work also includes the identification of missed opportunities in healthcare delivery. Using the rapidly expanding body of routinely collected data from electronic health records linked to diseases registry data, she aims to identify whether potential inconsistencies between men and women in access to health care and health service delivery according to the national guidelines exist, and whether these underlie sex differences in health outcomes.

Read more about the Big Data in Healthcare project at the George Institute