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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

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

A penalized framework for distributed lag non-linear models.
Gasparrini, A. ; Scheipl, F. ; Armstrong, B. ; Kenward, M.G. ;
2017
Biometrics
Methods to Estimate Acclimatization to the Urban Heat Island Effects on Heat- and Cold-Related Mortality.
Milojevic, A.; Armstrong, B.G.; Gasparrini, A.; Bohnenstengel, S.I.; Barratt, B.; Wilkinson, P.;
2016
Environ Health Perspect
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.; Leone, M.; De Sario, M.; Bell, M.L.; Guo, Y.L.; Wu, C.F.; Kan, H.; Yi, S.M.; de Sousa Zanotti Stagliorio Coelho, M.; Saldiva, P.H.; Honda, Y.; Kim, H.; Armstrong, B.;
2015
Lancet
Time series regression model for infectious disease and weather.
Imai, C. ; Armstrong, B. ; Chalabi, Z. ; Mangtani, P. ; Hashizume, M. ;
2015
Environ Res
The effect of reduced street lighting on road casualties and crime in England and Wales: controlled interrupted time series analysis.
Steinbach, R.; Perkins, C.; Tompson, L.; Johnson, S.; Armstrong, B.; Green, J.; Grundy, C.; Wilkinson, P.; Edwards, P.;
2015
J Epidemiol Community Health
Conditional Poisson models: a flexible alternative to conditional logistic case cross-over analysis.
Armstrong, B.G.; Gasparrini, A.; Tobias, A.;
2014
BMC Med Res Methodol
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