Dr Sanne Peters

United Kingdom
Dr Sanne Peters

Associate Professor Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College of London


Sanne Peters is an Associate Professor at The George Institute for Global Health and a Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London. She holds a joint appointment as Associate Professor at the University Medical Center Utrecht.

She obtained her PhD in Epidemiology from Utrecht University and worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UMC Utrecht, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on sex differences in the prevention, presentation, management, and outcomes of chronic disease, mainly cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Using large databases, she aims to reliably quantify where those differences exist and to identify the biological, behavioural, and genetic factors underpinning such differences. Another important part of her work involves the assessment of disparities in treatment and care provided for cardiovascular diseases, both for primary and secondary prevention, and what influence such differences have on subsequent adverse outcomes.

Dr. Peters’ research has been supported by several prestigious grants and fellowships, including a 4-year strategic skills development fellowship from the UK Medical Research Council (2017) and 5-year Vidi fellowship from the Dutch Research Council (2021). She is a World Heart Federation Emerging Leader.

She is Speciality Chief Editor for 'Sex and Gender Differences in Disease' in the Frontiers in Global Women's Health journal and Associate Editor at BMJ Global Health. She is Nucleus Member of the Population Science and Public Health Section of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology.

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