Dr Sowmiya Moorthie

Sowmiya is a Senior Policy Analyst (Epidemiology) and is responsible for the development and delivery projects with an epidemiological and scientific focus. Her interest is in effective use of scientific knowledge to improve the health of individuals and populations. Sowmiya works with both local and international experts to identify opportunities for health technology implementation and develop policy for science and public health.

Sowmiya has extensive experience in policy development for science and public health and has contributed to a wide range of PHG Foundation projects, including work on personalised prevention, whole genome sequencing, congenital disorders, newborn screening and prenatal diagnosis. More recently, she has been leading PHG Foundation’s work as part of B-CAST, an EU Horizon 2020 project, carrying out research and analysis to examine the capacity development for personalised breast cancer prevention. She also leads our scientific work on polygenic scores.

Sowmiya has a PhD from the University of Cambridge and a Masters in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Community Genetics and a research associate working for Cambridge Public Health examining better use of data for population health.

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