Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics Research

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Biostatistics is the discipline that underpins the use of statistical methods in the collection, preparation and analysis of data for research studies. It provides an essential foundation for much health research.

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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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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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Indigenous Epidemiology and Health

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians face greater challenges in health than many other Australians. Research that draws on the strengths and knowledge of Indigenous peoples and communities present great opportunity to understand the pathways to health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of all ages and to identify avenues for prevention of avoidable morbidity and mortality.

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Infectious Disease Dynamics

Infectious diseases pose a continuing threat to global public health, exemplified by the COVID-19 pandemic and its whole-of-society impacts. Our team develops and applies model-based methods in mathematical epidemiology and statistics to identify the key determinants of infectious disease transmission, project likely disease burden and identify high-impact control strategies.

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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. 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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Twins Research Australia

Twins Research Australia is a national organisation open to all researchers to access. We undertake and support research involving twins to address priority health challenges facing Australians and global population.

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