Introducing the new SSA Biostatistics Section committee
The SSA Biostatistics Section aims to connect and support biostatisticians across Australia. In July 2017, Sabine Braat and Karen Lamb were appointed as co-Chairs of the SSA Biostatistics Section and formed a committee of biostatisticians to help guide biostatistics events across Australia.
Sabine is a biostatistician at the University of Melbourne and has 20 years experience working in the pharmaceutical industry and university settings. She is an expert in the design, analysis, and reporting of clinical trials. Karen is a research fellow and consultant biostatistician at the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) at Deakin University in Melbourne. Her research interests are varied but her
primary research focus is on advancing the understanding of neighbourhood effects on health through the application and development of novel statistical methods. The biostatistics section committee includes individuals from a range of backgrounds with diverse expertise.
Nicole De La Mata is an early-career statistician working at the Sydney school of public health. Nicole’s research aims to improve the policy around organ donor assessment by using data-linkage to assess disease transmission and safety of organ donor referrals in NSW.
Alysha De Livera is an academic in the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne, with applied and methodological interests in biostatistics and bioinformatics.
Jaimi Greenslade is a researcher and biostatistician at the Emergency and Trauma Centre of the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Her research interest is in the diagnosis of patients with chest pain and infection.
Murthy Mittinty is a senior research fellow in the School of Public Health at the University of Adelaide. His research interests are in application of statistical methods to problems concerning public health, design and analysis of observational data, imputation of missing data and causal inference.
The committee is looking forward to connecting with biostatisticians across Australia and will be hosting a number of events over the coming year. You can connect with the committee over the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SSABiostatistics/) or using the SSA website (http://www.statsoc.org.au/sections/biostatistics/).