Health information, computation and statistics

Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Statistical design and analysis contribute to, and inform, many areas of our health-related research.

The statistical and epidemiological research group CHICAS undertakes methodological research into the analysis of longitudinal and spatial variation in health outcomes, and leads important applied research projects in environmental epidemiology in both resource-rich and resource-poor countries. Our work has generated important insights on the epidemiology of leptospirosis in Brazil, Loa loa in equatorial Africa, meningitis in the sub-Saharan 'meningitis belt', human campylobacter and other food-borne infections in the UK.