What We Do
We are a leading European centre for research in biostatistics and a major centre for training and knowledge transfer. We are part of the Cambridge Institute of Public Health.
Our researchers work across four major themes:
In this feature Steven Hill (an Investigator Statistician within Sach Mukherjee’s group at the MRC Biostatistics Unit) describes how important causal relationships are for science and his involvement in a recent, high-profile computational biology challenge known as “DREAM” that focused on causality. Determining cause and effect is one of the central goals of science: for […]
The introduction of measurement into medicine established the foundations of the modern discipline of biostatistics, crucial to all aspects of medicine, epidemiology and public health. But how did statistics become so embedded? Isabel Baker looks back at Professor Major Greenwood, an eminent statistician of the 20th century, who developed and encouraged some of the first […]
- MRC Biostatistics Unit's Armitage Lecture and Workshop 2014
Our Armitage week commences on 10th November and the Armitage Lecture and Workshop will be […]
- Biostatistics Unit Seminar Series - Professor Susan Murphy: Machine Learning Methods for Individualizing Just in Time Adaptive Interventions
Tuesday 11th November, 14:30-15:30 LARGE Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Cambridge Institute of Public Health For […]
- New WHO guidelines recommends expanding Take Home Naloxone Programme
New WHO guidelines, released on 4 November 2014, aim to reduce the number of opioid-related […]
- Take-home emergency naloxone to prevent deaths from heroin overdose
BMJ - Editorials BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6580 (Published 04 November 2014) John Strang professor […]
- Take-home emergency naloxone to prevent deaths from heroin overdose.
Strang, J., Bird, SM., Dietze, P., Gerra, G., McLellan, AT.
BMJ 349: g6580. (4th November 2014)
- Surgeon-specific mortality data disguise wider failings in delivery of safe surgical services.
Westaby, S., De Silva, R., Petrou, M., Bond, S., Taggart, D.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg [Epub ahead of print]. (29th October 2014)
- Birmingham SLE cohort: outcomes of a large inception cohort followed for up to 21 years.
Yee, CS., Su, L., Toescu, V., Hickman, R., Situnayake, D., Bowman, S., Farewell, V., Gordon, C.
Rheumatology (Oxford) [Epub ahead of print]. (15th October 2014)
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