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Antonio Gasparrini

BSc Mbiol MSc PhD

Associate Professor
of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Room
Room 213

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

Tel.
0044 (0)20 79272406

I graduated in in Biology at the University of Florence (Italy) 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, with a thesis on statistical methods for studying temperature-health associations. 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 Social and Environmental Health Research.

Affiliations

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

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Statistical Methodology

Teaching

I co-organise the Statistical Computing module of the MSc in Medical Statistics, and 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 Analysis within the Environmental Epidemiology module of the MSc in Public Health, and within the Advanced Statistical Modelling module of the MSc in Medical Statistics. 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, substantive analyses in different research topics, and software implementation. My methodological work focuses on the development of study designs and statistical methods, applied in particular to time series analysis, quasi-experimental studies, and survival data. 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 topics cover 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 studies on the impact of weather and climate change on health.

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 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 a member of the Exam Board and of the Course Committee of the MSc in Medical Statistics. I previously coordinated the Environmental and Health Research Group (EHRG).

Research Area
Climate change
Environment
Health impact analysis
Public health
Statistical methods
Environmental Health
Impact evaluation
Methodology
Smoking
Modelling
Discipline
Epidemiology
Policy analysis
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Kidney disease
Country
Australia
Brazil
Canada
Switzerland
Chile
China
Colombia
Czech Republic
Spain
Finland
France
United Kingdom
India
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Korea, Rep.
Moldova
Mexico
Norway
Philippines
Portugal
Sweden
Thailand
United States
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

A penalized framework for distributed lag non-linear models.
Gasparrini, A. ; Scheipl, F. ; Armstrong, B. ; Kenward, M.G. ;
2017
Biometrics
Interrupted time series regression for the evaluation of public health interventions: a tutorial.
Lopez Bernal, J.; Cummins, S.; Gasparrini, A.;
2016
Int J Epidemiol
Temporal Variation in Heat-Mortality Associations: A Multicountry Study.
Gasparrini, A.; Guo, Y.; Hashizume, M.; Kinney, P.L.; Petkova, E.P.; Lavigne, E.; Zanobetti, A.; Schwartz, J.D.; Tobias, A.; Leone, M.; Tong, S.; Honda, Y.; Kim, H.; Armstrong, B.G.;
2015
Environ Health Perspect
Mortality risk attributable to high and low ambient temperature: a multicountry observational study.
Gasparrini, A.; Guo, Y.; Hashizume, M.; Lavigne, E.; Zanobetti, A.; Schwartz, J.; Tobias, A.; Tong, S.; Rocklöv, J.; Forsberg, B.; Leone, M.; De Sario, M.; Bell, M.L.; Guo, Y.L.; Wu, C.F.; Kan, H.; Yi, S.M.; de Sousa Zanotti Stagliorio Coelho, M.; Saldiva, P.H.; Honda, Y.; Kim, H.; Armstrong, B.;
2015
Lancet
Multivariate meta-analysis for non-linear and other multi-parameter associations.
Gasparrini, A.; Armstrong, B.; Kenward, M.G.;
2012
Stat Med
Distributed lag non-linear models.
Gasparrini, A.; Armstrong, B.; Kenward, M.G.;
2010
Stat Med
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