Group | Frequentist Modelling

Students attending a course in statistics

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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Willburger J.C.F, von Strauss M, Peterson C.J, Glass T.R, Kettelhack C. Incidence, treatment and outcome of patients with retroperitoneal soft-tissue sarcoma in Switzerland 2005-2015: a population-based analysis. World J Surg. 2022;46(2):461-468. DOI: 10.1007/s00268-021-06374-z

Amstutz A et al. Offering ART refill through community health workers versus clinic-based follow-up after home-based same-day ART initiation in rural Lesotho: The VIBRA cluster-randomized clinical trial. PLoS Med. 2021;18(10):e1003839. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003839

Amstutz A, Matsela L, Lejone T.I, Kopo M, Glass T.R, Labhardt N.D. Reaching absent and refusing individuals during home-based HIV testing through self-testing-at what cost?. Front Med (Lausanne). 2021;8:653677. DOI: 10.3389/fmed.2021.653677

Castillo-Mancilla J.R et al. Association of incomplete adherence to antiretroviral therapy with cardiovascular events and mortality in virologically suppressed persons with HIV: the Swiss HIV cohort study. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021;8(2):ofab032. DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofab032