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Antonio Gasparrini

BSc Mbiol MSc PhD

Professor
of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Room
Room 213

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

Tel.
0044 (0)20 79272406

I am a biostatistician and epidemiologist with interests in methodology, applied research in various epidemiological and public health topics, and software development. I graduated in in Biology at the University of Florence in 2003, then completed a MSc in Biostatistics at the University of Bologna in 2005 and a 3-years post-graduate School of Biometry and Medical Statistics at the University of Milan in 2009. I was awarded a PhD on Medical Statistics at LSHTM in September 2011. I worked as an epidemiologist and statistician at the Centre for Study and Prevention of Cancer (CSPO) in Florence, before joining LSHTM in 2007. Since then, I have been part of the Department of Medical Statistics and currently of the Department of Public Health Environments and Society.

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Public Health, Environments and Society

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Centre for Statistical Methodology
Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health

Teaching

I am the module organiser of Statistical Computing in the MSc in Medical Statistics, and  Programming in the MSc of Health Data Science. In addition, I coordinate workshops on the R software for the Talent and Educational Development (LSHTM staff) and Transferrable Skills Programme (LSHTM research degree students). I am responsible for lecture and practical sessions on time series methods within the Environmental Epidemiology module of the MSc in Public Health, the Advanced Regression Methods module of the MSc in Medical Statistics, and the Evaluation of Public Helath Interventions within the MSc in Public Health. I am also a Lecture Speaker and Practical Group Leader in the Basic Statistics module of the MSc in Public Health.

Research

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Research

My interests encompass various research areas in epidemiology and public health evaluation, from methodology, applied research, and software implementation. My methodological work focuses on the development of study designs and statistical methods, applied in particular to time series methods, quasi-experimental studies, and survival analysis. I have contributed to the development and extensions of a number of statistical techniques, such as distributed lag models, smoothing methods and meta-analytical models. My substantive research covers several of areas, from investigations of the health effects of environmental or occupational factors to evaluation of public health interventions. I am a strong advocate of open science and reproducible research, and have contributed with the implementation of statistical methods in freely-available software and with release of code in public repositories.

My current research focuses on development of novel study designs for individual and small-area analyses, use of novel remote sensing and mobile technologies in epidemiology, spatio-temporal modelling of environmental exposures and risks, and health impact projections for climate change.

External citizenship

I am an Associate Editor of the journal Environmental Health Perspectives and in the Editorial Board of the journal Environmental Epidemiology

Internal citizenship

I am a founding member anc Chair of the Steering Committee of the Centre for Statistical Methodology, which promotes research and training on statistical methods within LSHTM, and the co-ordinator for two if its themes (time series and statistical computing). In particular, I am responsible for the activities of the Centre about the R software. I am in the management committee of the Centre on Climate Change & Planetary Health. I am a member of the Exam Board and of the Course Committee of the MSc in Medical Statistics and the MSc in Health Data Science. I am the coordinator of the Environmental & Health Group in the Department of Public Health Environments and Society. I founded and currently am coordinating the LSHTM R Users Group.

Research Area
Climate change
Clinical databases
Environment
Health impact analysis
Public health
Statistical methods
Environmental Health
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Impact evaluation
Methodology
Smoking
Spatial analysis
Modelling
Discipline
Life-course epidemiology
Pharmacoepidemiology
Epidemiology
GIS/Spatial analysis
Policy analysis
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Kidney disease
Country
Argentina
Australia
Brazil
Canada
Switzerland
Chile
China
Colombia
Czech Republic
Germany
Denmark
Spain
Finland
France
United Kingdom
Greece
Hong Kong
Indonesia
India
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Republic of Korea
Moldova
Mexico
Netherlands
Norway
Philippines
Portugal
Sweden
Thailand
United States of America
Vietnam
South Africa
Region
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
Euro area
European Union
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
North America
South Asia

Selected Publications

Combined effects of hydrometeorological hazards and urbanisation on dengue risk in Brazil: a spatiotemporal modelling study.
Lowe R; Lee SA; O'Reilly KM; Brady OJ; Bastos L; Carrasco-Escobar G; de Castro Catão R; Colón-González FJ; Barcellos C; Carvalho MS
2021
The Lancet. Planetary health
The burden of heat-related mortality attributable to recent human-induced climate change.
Vicedo-Cabrera AM; Scovronick N; Sera F; Royé D; Schneider R; Tobias A; Astrom C; Guo Y; Honda Y; Hondula DM
2021
Nature Climate Change
A Satellite-Based Spatio-Temporal Machine Learning Model to Reconstruct Daily PM2.5 Concentrations across Great Britain.
Schneider R; Vicedo-Cabrera AM; Sera F; Masselot P; Stafoggia M; de Hoogh K; Kloog I; Reis S; Vieno M; Gasparrini A
2020
Remote Sensing
Short term association between ozone and mortality: global two stage time series study in 406 locations in 20 countries.
Vicedo-Cabrera AM; Sera F; Liu C; Armstrong B; Milojevic A; Guo Y; Tong S; Lavigne E; Kyselý J; Urban A
2020
BMJ
Ambient Particulate Air Pollution and Daily Mortality in 652 Cities.
Liu C; Chen R; Sera F; Vicedo-Cabrera AM; Guo Y; Tong S; Coelho MSZS; Saldiva PHN; Lavigne E; Matus P
2019
New England Journal of Medicine
An extended mixed-effects framework for meta-analysis.
Sera F; Armstrong B; Blangiardo M; Gasparrini A
2019
Statistics in Medicine
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