Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics Research

Learn about this centre's research groups and the projects they are working on.

Allergy and Lung Health

The Allergy and Lung Health Unit is internationally recognised for conducting research into the genetic, molecular and environmental epidemiology of allergies, asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

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Breast Cancer

The Australian Breast Cancer Family Study (ABCFS), currently comprises data and biospecimens for 8,700 participants from 2,200 Australian families.

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Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer and the second largest cause of cancer deaths in Australia.

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High Dimensional Analytics

Modern data sets in epidemiology and biostatistics are commonly ultra-high dimensional, comprising millions of exposure variables. In contrast to classical statistics, modern data sets also tend to have significantly more exposure variables than the sample size.

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Male Health

The Male Health Unit is a new unit in the Centre of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, headed by Professor Dallas English.

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Modelling and Simulation

Infectious diseases pose a continuing global public health challenge, with substantial economic and human costs, borne disproportionately by the very young, chronically ill, disadvantaged and indigenous peoples.

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The NEU has developed novel methods of accessing unique preventive medicine data from large communities of people with MS utilising Web 2.0 platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and various websites and forums. It leads research into the potential for lifestyle-based preventive medicine approaches to reducing the disease burden of MS nationally and internationally.

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Sexual Health

The sexual health unit carries out research in sexual and reproductive health and champions the Australian Chlamydia Control Effectiveness Pilot (ACCEPt) funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing.

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Twins Research Australia

Twins Research Australia is a national organisation open to all researchers to access.