Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics Research
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).
- A novel strategy for the early diagnosis of COPD in middle-aged adults
- Predictors and consequences of allergies that impact on children getting a healthy start to life
- The PEBBLES study:Testing a strategy for preventing eczema and food allergy in high risk infants
- 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.
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.
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.
- Defying the Odds - Aboriginal early childhood health outcomes
- I CaRe WA - Indigenous Child Removals WA
- Kaat Koort - Aboriginal Brain Health Study
- MRFF Million Minds project - Bringing family, community, culture and country to indigenous youth mental health care
- Next Generation - Aboriginal Youth Wellbeing Study
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.
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.
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.
- Australian Chlamydia Control Effectiveness Pilot - ACCEPt
- Developing a Youth-focused Online Clinic for STI testing
- Diagnosis and management of pelvic inflammatory disease in Australia
- Enhanced syphilis management in general practice
- Long-acting reversible contraception: what do people want to know?
- Optimisation of Treatments for STIs: Pharmacokinetics Study (STI-PK project)
- Rebate Adolescent Health (RAd Health)
- Rectal Treatment Study (RTS)
- Removal of Financial Incentives Trial: ACCEPt-able
- Sexual and Reproductive Health during COVID-19 (coronavirus)
- Sexual Health and Ageing, Perspectives and Education (SHAPE) Project
- The role of heterosexual men in contraception decision-making and pregnancy prevention
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.