Dr Denise Brown
- Statistician/Epidemiologist (MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit)
Denise is a Statistician/Epidemiologist within the Measurement and Analysis of Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health research programme. She has recently been involved in producing Carstairs deprivation scores for 2011 and is currently updating work on inequalities in mortality in Scotland.
Denise obtained her BSc (Hons) and Ph.D. in Statistics from the Department of Statistics at the University of Glasgow. Her Ph.D. research involved extending the Cox proportional hazards model to allow for dynamic covariate effects in survival data. Following her Ph.D., Denise joined the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit as a career development fellow looking at the impact of internal migration on population health. Denise returned to the Department of Statistics for a short while to analyse 3d facial shape data of cleft lip and palate patients before rejoining the MRC/CSO Unit to work on a CSO-funded project on population mobility and health inequalities.
Health inequalities, all-cause and cause-specific mortality, area-based deprivation, Carstairs scores, population mobility, large datasets, linked data.
Previously a lab taker and tutor for Year 1 Statistics courses.