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Professor Ben Armstrong

PhD

Professor
in Epidemiological Statistics

Room
Room 203

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)207 9272232

Fax.
+44 (0)207 9272701

I am an applied medical statistician with long-standing interest in the application of statistics to environmental and occupational health. I joined the LSHTM (Environmental Epidemiology Unit) in 1995, having previously been Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Health at McGill University, Montreal. I formally retired in 2016, but continue academic engagement on a part time basis. 

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Public Health, Environments and Society
Department of Health Services Research and Policy

Centres

Statistical Methodology

Teaching

I teach statistical methods for aplication to public health research in the LSHTM and various international courses. Because I am retired I no longer take new doctoral students as primary supervisor but am happy to contribute as member of supervisory teams.

Research

My research interests cover most of environmental epidemiology and the statistical methods required for it. Specific methodological research includes that on the regression analysis of time series of health events and in particular interrupted time series, and on effects of measurement errors on estimates of exposure-health relationships. Current substantive research topics of interest, on which I work in collaboration with colleagues, focus mainly on the impacts of weather and climate change on health. 

My published research profile is here, and noted here

Research Area
Climate change
Environment
Occupational health
Statistical methods
Discipline
Epidemiology
Statistics

Selected Publications

How urban characteristics affect vulnerability to heat and cold: a multi-country analysis
Sera F; Armstrong B; Tobias A; Vicedo-Cabrera A; Åström C; Bell ML; Chen B-Y; de Sousa Zanotti Stagliorio Coelho M; Matus Correa P; Cesar Cruz J
2019
International Journal of Epidemiology
Longer-Term Impact of High and Low Temperature on Mortality: An International Study to Clarify Length of Mortality Displacement.
Armstrong B; Bell ML; de Sousa Zanotti Stagliorio Coelho M; Leon Guo YL; Guo Y; Goodman P; Hashizume M; Honda Y; Kim H; Lavigne E
2017
Environmental health perspectives
Projections of temperature-related excess mortality under climate change scenarios.
Gasparrini A; Guo Y; Sera F; Vicedo-Cabrera AM; Huber V; Tong S; de Sousa Zanotti Stagliorio Coelho M; Nascimento Saldiva PH; Lavigne E; Matus Correa P
2017
The lancet Planetary health
Mental health impacts of flooding: a controlled interrupted time series analysis of prescribing data in England.
Milojevic A; Armstrong B; Wilkinson P
2017
Journal of epidemiology and community health
Perfluoroalkyl Substances, Sex Hormones, and Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 at 6-9 Years of Age: A Cross-Sectional Analysis within the C8 Health Project.
Lopez-Espinosa MJ; Mondal D; Armstrong BG; Eskenazi B; Fletcher T
2016
Environmental health perspectives
Mortality risk attributable to high and low ambient temperature: a multicountry observational study.
Gasparrini A; Guo Y; Hashizume M; Lavigne E; Zanobetti A; Schwartz J; Tobias A; Tong S; Rocklöv J; Forsberg B
2015
Lancet
Time series regression model for infectious disease and weather.
Imai C; Armstrong B; Chalabi Z; Mangtani P; Hashizume M
2015
Environmental research
Conditional Poisson models: a flexible alternative to conditional logistic case cross-over analysis.
Armstrong BG; Gasparrini A; Tobias A
2014
BMC medical research methodology
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