2018 Bradford Hill Memorial Lecture
In conjunction with the Royal Statistical Society, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is pleased to host Professor Nicholas P. Jewell who will deliver the 2018 Bradford Hill Memorial Lecture:
Statistical Challenges in Infectious Disease Research: From HIV to Dengue
Abstract: Research into the prevention of infectious diseases presents distinct statistical challenges arising from both observational and experimental studies including intervention trials. I will describe some of these, historically with HIV and leading to a large ongoing trial to reduce infection from dengue fever in Indonesia. Statisticians need many tools to tackle these problems including an understanding of sampling biases in survival data and the role of randomisation, permutation tests, and other aspects of causal inference.
The 2018 lecture will also be Professor Jewel's Inaugural Lecture at the School. More information about Professor Jewell can be found here.
The lecture will be followed by a reception in the South Courtyard Cafe.