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Julie Schmidt

BSc, MSc, DPhil


Senior Cancer Epidemiologist

Julie Schmidt is an epidemiologist whose primary research interest is in the role of modifiable risk factors in the aetiology of cancer. Her current work focuses on the relationship between metabolite profile and prostate cancer risk and on understanding how metabolite profile may be associated with dietary, hormonal, lifestyle and genetic factors. For these studies, large-scale prospective cohort data are utilised; including data from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). She leads the Cancer Epidemiology Unit’s programme of work on metabolomics and prostate cancer risk and represents EPIC on the COnsortium of METabolomics Studies (COMETS).

Julie joined the Cancer Epidemiology Unit in 2012 as a statistical epidemiologist. Later she started her doctoral studies in the same unit and obtained her DPhil on the ‘Epidemiology of Metabolite Profile and Prostate Cancer Risk’ in 2018. Before joining the unit, she studied Clinical Nutrition (BSc, VIA University College, Denmark) and Health Science (MSc, Aarhus University, Denmark).