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:
Take-home naloxone (THN) & naloxone-on-release (NOR) reduce opioid-related deaths: from evidence of high risk soon after prison-release through science-led evaluations of THN/NOR to the monitoring of national naloxone policies.
Sheila M. Bird, MRC Biostatistics Unit, CAMBRIDGE CB2 0SR “Success has a thousand fathers, failure is an orphan”. On December 8th 2014, we marked success. In 15 prisons in England, we ceased to randomize eligible prisoners (those with a history of heroin injection) in the N-ALIVE pilot Trial and, as of 9th December, offer naloxone-on-release […]
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 […]
- 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 […]
- Design of telehealth trials - Introducing adaptive approaches.
Law, LM., Wason, JM.
Int J Med Inform 83(12): 870-880. (16th December 2014)
- Blood Pressure Differences Associated With Optimal Macronutrient Intake Trial for Heart Health (OMNIHEART)-Like Diet Compared With a Typical American Diet.
Molitor, J., et al.
Hypertension 64(6): 1198-204. (8th December 2014)
- Predictive distributions for between-study heterogeneity and simple methods for their application in Bayesian meta-analysis.
Turner, RM., Jackson, D., Wei, Y., Thompson, SG., Higgins, JP.
Stat Med [Epub ahead of print]. (5th December 2014)
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