Group | Frequentist Modelling

The group operates the data centre of the Swiss Cohort Study on Air Pollution and Lung and Heart Diseases in Adults (SAPALDIA). It develops models for studying the long-term effects of air pollution on population health, and supports and supervises analyses conducted within SAPALDIA.

The group conducts time-series modelling of the short-term effects of air pollution and also contributes to the development of spatio-temporal models of air pollutants in Switzerland. Moreover, the group is linked to clinical research projects, notably in neurology, and specialised in supporting clinically oriented projects within the Swiss TPH data team. The group runs statistics courses for the medical curriculum and administers two master level courses in the Faculty of Science and in two postgraduate courses.

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Said K et al. Schistosoma, other helminth infections, and associated risk factors in preschool-aged children in urban Tanzania. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017;11(11):e0006017. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006017

Vanobberghen F et al. A decade of HIV care in rural Tanzania: trends in clinical outcomes and impact of clinic optimisation in an open, prospective cohort. PLoS One. 2017;12(7):e0180983. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0180983

Amini H, Yunesian M, Hosseini V, Schindler C, Henderson S.B, Künzli N. A systematic review of land use regression models for volatile organic compounds. Atmos Environ. 2017;171:1-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.10.010

Thiam S et al. Association between childhood diarrhoeal incidence and climatic factors in urban and rural settings in the health district of Mbour, Senegal. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14(9):1049. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph14091049