Imperial College London

DrAnnaFreni Sterrantino

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Honorary Research Associate



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I am an Honorary Researcher Associate in Statistics / Computational Epidemiology at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and part of the MRC Centre for Environment and Health.

My research focuses on two themes: 1) Applied statistical methods in environmental epidemiological studies; and 2) developing methods for data with spatial and temporal structure.

I am interested in Bayesian approaches and Latent Gaussian Markov Random Fields, in specific on the related computational aspects in developing methods to improve small area analysis.


2010- PhD: Methodological statistics for Scientific Research – University of Bologna
2003- BA: Statistics and Economics- University of Siena

Professional Memberships and Activities

-Program Chair at the International Society for Applied Bayesian (ISBA) Section on Biostatistics and Pharmaceutical Statistics

 -Member of International Biometric Society (IBS)

- Member of the Royal Statistical Society(RSS) 

- Honorary Member of the Alliance of Conservation Evidence and Sustainability (ACES)


  • Bayesian spatio-temporal modelling
  • Multivariate methods
  • Simulation studies
  • Power Calculations
  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • R programming



Makinde J, Nduati EW, Freni-Sterrantino A, et al., 2021, A novel sample selection approach to aid the identification of factors that correlate wth the control of HIV-1 infection, Frontiers in Immunology, Vol:12, ISSN:1664-3224, Pages:1-12

Freni Sterrantino A, Salerno V, 2021, A plea for the need to investigate the health effects of the gig-economy, Frontiers in Public Health, Vol:9, ISSN:2296-2565

Yang Z, Freni Sterrantino A, Fuller G, et al., 2020, Development and Transferability of Ultrafine Particle Land Use Regression Models in London, Science of the Total Environment, Vol:740, ISSN:0048-9697

Lavigne A, Freni Sterrantino A, Fecht D, et al., 2020, A spatial joint analysis of metal constituents of ambient particulate matter and mortality in England, Environmental Epidemiology, Vol:4, ISSN:2474-7882, Pages:e098-e098


Makinde J, Nduati EW, Sterrantino AF, et al., 2021, Analysis of the early responses to HIV-1 in matched treatment naive individuals reveals early soluble proteins that are associated with in vivo virus control, JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD

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