Elizabeth Young

Elizabeth Young

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK and University of Cambridge, UK

Liz is a clinical epidemiologist and a public health doctor.

Following an early career in clinical medicine Liz specialised in public health, and now combines her wide-ranging research activities with her role as an honorary consultant in public health medicine (UK).

She is currently leading and collaborating on a number of population-based studies to assess the burden and aetiology of chronic diseases in low and middle-income countries. In addition she is involved in a new programme of work which seeks to integrate electronic health records and genomics to build innovative study designs with a view to improving genetic risk assessment, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Alongside these activities she is a member of the African Partnership for Chronic Disease Research (APCDR) and continues to support its development and commitment to facilitating large-scale public health and genomic epidemiological research, conducted through population-level interventional studies and clinical trials, across sub-Saharan Africa.