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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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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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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Indigenous Epidemiology and Health

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. We are internationally recognised experts in sexual health and sexually transmissible infections (STI) research and have national and international collaborations with experts from sexual health medicine, general practice, microbiology, mathematical modelling, economic evaluation and implementation science.

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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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