I am a 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
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
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
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
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