Statistics Meets Public Health

The next talk in this new and unique seminar series will be:

"Using statistics to estimate the extent of dementia in the population"

By Prof Fiona E Matthews

On Thursday 24th November, 5pm at Emmanuel College, Cambridge

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What we do

Founded in 1913, we are one of the largest groups of biostatisticians in Europe and a major centre for training and knowledge transfer, with the mission 'to advance biomedical science and human health through the development, application and dissemination of statistical methods'.

We are part of the Cambridge Institute of Public Health.

Our researchers work across four major themes:

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