University of Washington School of Public Health

Sara Lindstroem - SPH Faculty Bio

Sara Lindstroem


Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

University of Washington
Office: F247B
Box 357236
Department of Epidemiology
Health Sciences Building
Tel: 206-221-3148

Research Interests

My research focuses on understanding the genetic contribution to common complex diseases, with a primary emphasis on cancer and linked traits. By leveraging long-running large population-based studies, I investigate how our genetics and environment affect our risk of developing disease.

Current research projects include studying the shared genetic origin between common cancers and the genetics underlying childhood obesity, breast tissue composition and venous thromboembolism. I am also interested in finding approaches to incorporate information about the functional characteristics of the genome in my studies. Finally, I am involved in several large-scale international collaborations that study the genetics underlying breast and prostate cancer.

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Epidemiology Biography Page


MSc   Engineering Physics, Umea University, 2004
PhD   Genetic Epidemiology, Umea University, 2007

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