School of Public Health

Lindstroem, Sara

Sara Lindstroem

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology


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

Contact Info

University of Washington
Office F247B
Box 357236
Department of Epidemiology
Health Sciences Building
Seattle, WA 98105
Tel: 206-221-3148
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Box 358080
1100 Fairview Ave N., M4-B874
Seattle, WA 98109
Tel: 206-667-5407


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.


In The News

Study finds 72 previously unknown genes for breast cancer
Epi News, 11/08/2017

Breast cancer genetics revealed: 72 new mutations discovered in global study
CNN, 10/23/2017