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
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et al., 2022, A blood DNA methylation biomarker for predicting short-term risk of cardiovascular events, Clinical Epigenetics, Vol:14, ISSN:1868-7083
et al., 2022, Work-related stress and well-being in association with epigenetic age acceleration: a Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 Study, Aging, Vol:14, ISSN:1945-4589, Pages:1128-1156
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