Platform : Biostatistical modelling

Isabelle Carrière, Jacqueline Scali

Epidemiology studies the distribution and the determinants of biological and environmental events within specific populations and applies its results to the control of health problems. It covers both descriptive epidemiology which describes the distribution of health problems across time and space and analytical epidemiology which endeavours to find the causes of health events, to understand the way they spread and to find the means to control them. A variety of statistical techniques have been developed to carry out these tasks. The biostatisticians within Unit 1061 work in close collaboration with all the other research teams, and also together form a separate transversal team with a view to pooling their respective competences.

The principal tasks of this team are :

- Firstly, to maximize the quality of the data bases on which the unit's research depends. To this end a biostatistician is designated responsible for each of the data bases and is also involved within our team in the definition and homogenization of procedures for data entry and management.

- Secondly, to adapt and develop statistical modelling methods for the exploitation of the epidemiological and clinical data generated by the unit. This involves in particular the development of statistical methods adapted to longitudinal data sets and categorical or ordinal responses, which are frequent within our area of research.

Statistician and Epidemiologist Senior Research Assistant Inserm

Biologist and Epidemiologist Research Assistant Inserm

Statistician and Epidemiologist Senior Research Assistant Inserm

Statistician and Epidemiologist Senior Research Assistant Inserm

Statistician, Research Assistant Inserm

Research Assistant Technician Inserm

Research Assistant Hospital

Biostatistician Hospital Engineer

Post-doctoral Research Fellow