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).
- Predictors and consequences of allergies that impact on children getting a healthy start to life
- The PEBBLES study: Prevention of Eczema By a Barrier Lipid Equilibrium Strategy
- Trans-generational effects: exposures before conception & offspring risk of asthma and allergies
- What causes adult asthma, COPD and sleep disordered breathing
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.
- Genetic and Environmental Modifiers of Hereditary Haemochromatosis: The HealthIron Study
- Optimal design of antimalarial population pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic studies
- Optimising antimalarial treatments using population pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic modelling
- Twin pairs, brother, sisters and sibships: methods for the statistical analysis of family data
The Australian Breast Cancer Family Study (ABCFS), currently comprises data and biospecimens for 8,700 participants from 2,200 Australian families.
Colorectal cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer and the second largest cause of cancer deaths in Australia.
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.
The Male Health Unit is a new unit in the Centre of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, headed by Professor Dallas English.
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.
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.
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.