Imperial College London

ProfessorMartaBlangiardo

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Chair in Biostatistics
 
 
 
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528Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

I am a professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and I lead the Biostatistics and Data Science theme of the MRC Centre for Environment and Health (http://www.environment-health.ac.uk/)

My main interests are related on the methodological aspects of environmental exposure estimation and on spatial and spatio-temporal models for disease mapping and for risk assessment.

Check out my research group page at http://www.envstats.org

Follow me on twitter: @martablangiardo

Currently I am working on the following areas:

- Air pollution modelling: methods (univariate and multivariate) to integrate data from different sources in the presence of spatial misalignment.

- Environmental epidemiology: individual and ecological data integration to study the link between aircraft noise and mortality/hospital admissions for cardiovascular outcomes ANCO project

- Climate change: (i) develop Log-Gaussian Cox Process models and comparison with other disease mapping specifications to evaluate the effect of temperature on respiratory related hospital admissions.

have co-authored a book on the Integrated Nested Laplace approximation (INLA) for spatial and spatio-temporal applications.

 Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Bayesian Models with R-INLA

I am part-time seconded at the Turing Institute, working with the RSS-TURING lab to provide accurate estimates of COVID-19 incidence and prevalence at Local Authority level.

Brief CV

• High School Diploma: Liceo Classico "P. D'Anghiera", Arona (Novara, Italy), 1997.

• Summa cum Laude MSc in Statistics, Demography and Social Sciences, University of Milan Bicocca (Italy), 2001. Thesis in Epidemiology, titled "Parametric and semi-parametric approaches in meta-analysis of observational studies".

• PhD student in Applied Statistics, University of Florence (Italy), January 2002 - December 2004. Thesis titled "Statistical models for estimating gene expression variability".

• 2005- January 2010 Research Associate in Biostatistics and Genomics, Imperial College, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, London, UK.

•February 2010-2015 Lecturer in Biostatistics, Imperial College, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, London, UK.

October 2015-June 2018 Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics, Imperial College, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, London, UK.

•From March 2017 Academic honorary contract at Public Health England, UK.

•From July 2018 Chair in Biostatistics, Imperial College, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, London, UK.

Publications

Journals

Jeffery A, Gascoigne C, Dykxhoorn J, et al., 2024, The effect of immigration policy reform on mental health in people from minoritised ethnic groups in England: an interrupted time series analysis of longitudinal data from the UK Household Longitudinal Study cohort., Lancet Psychiatry, Vol:11, Pages:183-192

Torabi F, Li G, Mole C, et al., 2023, Wastewater-based surveillance models for COVID-19: a focused review on spatio-temporal models, Heliyon, Vol:9, ISSN:2405-8440

Konstantinoudis G, Minelli C, Lam HCY, et al., 2023, Asthma hospitalisations and heat exposure in England: a case-crossover study during 2002-2019, Thorax, Vol:78, ISSN:0040-6376, Pages:875-881

Itzkowitz N, Gong X, Atilola G, et al., 2023, Aircraft noise and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality near Heathrow Airport: a case-crossover study, Environment International, Vol:177, ISSN:0160-4120, Pages:1-9

Chiaravalloti-Neto F, Lorenz C, Lacerda AB, et al., 2023, Spatiotemporal bayesian modelling of scorpionism and its risk factors in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol:17, ISSN:1935-2727, Pages:1-17

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