Andrew Steptoe

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Andrew Steptoe is Professor of Psychology and Epidemiology and Head of the Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health at UCL. Andrew directs the Psychobiology Group (, and the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing ( He has published around 700 peer-reviewed articles and is author or editor of 24 books.


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Is there a causal link between mental health problems and risk of COVID-19 infection?


In his debut blog, Andrew Steptoe summarises two recent papers using electronic health record datasets, which suggest that having a psychiatric diagnosis may put people at risk of COVID-19 infection.

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