Prof. Steve Humphries University College London, UK

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Biography

Steve Humphries is a world-renowned expert in cardiovascular genetics, a field in which he has worked for over 40 years. He worked at University College London from 1991, where he was the British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Genetics, retiring in September 2015 and is the BHF UCL Emeritus Professor... read moreof Cardiovascular Genetics. He directed a major research programme to develop and implement molecular strategies to study the causes and clinical and psychological consequences of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH). He was the Lead Advisor to the UK NICE guidelines on FH published in 2008, and updated in 2017, and has published on the health economics of cascade testing and Universal Screening for FH. He is the chair of the Pan-London FH action group and the Director of the UK FH Pediatric Register and the Simon Broome FH Register. He is actively involved with teaching, ethics, and public awareness aspects of the implementation of genetic testing for FH.