Professor Bianca DeStavola Laurea MSc PhD
About Bianca DeStavola
Co-Director of the LSHTM Centre for Statistical Methodology
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I am Italian and graduated in Statistical Sciences at the University of Padua. I obtained an MSc in Statistics at the London School of Economics and a PhD in Statistics at Imperial College, London. I joined the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1994.
I enjoy teaching statisticians and epidemiologists, especially when bridging the two disciplines. I teach the module "Analysis of Hierarchical and Other Dependent data" and I co-organize and teach on the Short Course In Causal Inference in Epidemiology (held at LSHTM in November every year). I am the Chair of the Medical Statistics MSc Exam Board.
I am co-Director of the LSHTM Centre for Statistical Methodology (http://csm.lshtm.ac.uk/). Our aims are to highlight our statistical expertise in research and training relevant to research in public health and to facilitate excellence by enhancing cross-fertilization among Public Health researchers.
Most of my current research activities involve the understanding, development and implementation of statistical methods for long-term longitudinal studies with specific applications to life-course epidemiology. These often involve causal enquiries, in particular related to pathways for disease development, and hence the study of mediation.
- Adolescent health
- Capacity strengthening
- Child health
- Electronic health records
- Social and structural determinants of health
- Statistical methods
- Life-course epidemiology
Disease and Health Conditions
- Cardiovascular disease
- Mental health
- Analysis Of Longitudinal Data
- Causal Inference
- Causal Mediation
- Causal Models
- Centre for Statistical Methods
- Longitudinal And Survival Data
- growth modelling
Improved incidence estimates from linked versus stand-alone electronic health records.
Millett, E.R.; Quint, J.K.; De Stavola, B.L.; Smeeth, L.; Thomas, S.L.;
J Clin Epidemiol, 2016; 75:66-9
Assessing within-woman changes in mammographic density: a comparison of fully versus semi-automated area-based approaches.
Busana, M.C.; De Stavola, B.L.; Sovio, U.; Li, J.; Moss, S.; Humphreys, K.; dos-Santos-Silva, I.;
Cancer Causes Control, 2016; 27(4):481-91
The influence of school on whether girls develop eating disorders.
Bould, H.; De Stavola, B.; Magnusson, C.; Micali, N.; Dal, H.; Evans, J.; Dalman, C.; Lewis, G.;
Int J Epidemiol, 2016; 45(2):480-8
Disability and all-cause mortality in the older population: evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.
Pongiglione, B.; De Stavola, B.L.; Kuper, H.; Ploubidis, G.B.;
Eur J Epidemiol, 2016;
Mediation Analysis With Intermediate Confounding: Structural Equation Modeling Viewed Through the Causal Inference Lens
de Stavola, B.L.; Daniel, R.M.; Ploubidis, G.B.; Micali, N.
American Journal of Epidemiology, 2015; 181(1):64-80
Adolescent eating disorder behaviours and cognitions: gender-specific effects of child, maternal and family risk factors.
Micali, N.; De Stavola, B.; Ploubidis, G.; Simonoff, E.; Treasure, J.; Field, A.E.;
Br J Psychiatry, 2015; 207(4):320-7
The influence of school in the development of eating disorders: a record-linkage study.
Bould, H. ; DeStavola, B. ; Magnusson, C. ; Micali, N. ; Dal, H. ; Evans, J. ; Dalman, C. ; Lewis, G. ;
Lancet, 2015; 385 Suppl 1:S24
Hypomethylation of smoking-related genes is associated with future lung cancer in four prospective cohorts.
Fasanelli, F. ; Baglietto, L. ; Ponzi, E. ; Guida, F. ; Campanella, G. ; Johansson, M. ; Grankvist, K. ; Johansson, M. ; Assumma, M.B. ; Naccarati, A. ; Chadeau-Hyam, M. ; Ala, U. ; Faltus, C. ; Kaaks, R. ; Risch, A. ; De Stavola, B. ; Hodge, A. ; Giles, G.G. ; Southey, M.C. ; Relton, C.L. ; Haycock, P.C. ; Lund, E. ; Polidoro, S. ; Sandanger, T.M. ; Severi, G. ; Vineis, P. ;
Nat Commun, 2015; 6:10192
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