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Ms Stephanie Black

Stephanie Black is a statistician at the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing.

Stephanie graduated in Mathematics and worked in industry as a computer programmer, before taking a PGCE and teaching secondary school Mathematics. In 1997 she graduated with an MSc in Applied Statistics. She worked at INPUT, a chronic pain management unit at St. Thomas's hospital, on RIPPLE, a peer-led sex education programme at University College London, and on a UKPICOS project assessing and optimising mortality prediction models in the United Kingdom at the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre. Stephanie joined the MRC National Survey of Health and Development in February 2004. She is interested in investigating methods for the analysis of longitudinal data.

Selected recent publications

Black S, Teixeira AS, Loh AX, Vinall L, Holloway JW, Hardy R, Swallow DM.

Contribution of functional variation in the IL13 gene to allergy, hay fever and asthma in the NSHD longitudinal 1946 birth cohort. Allergy. 2009 Feb 25. [Epub]

Mishra G, Nitsch D, Black S, De Stavola B, Kuh D, Hardy R. 

A structured approach to modelling the effects of binary exposure variables over the life course. Int J Epidemiol 2009;38:528-37.

Hardy, R, Lawlor, DA, Black, S, Mishra, GD, Kuh, D. Age at parenthood and coronary heart disease risk factors at age 53 years in men and women. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2009;63:99-105.

Owen CG, Whincup PH, Kaye SJ, Martin RM, Davey Smith G, Cook DG, Bergstrom E, Black S, Wadsworth MEJ, et al. Does initial breastfeeding lead to lower blood cholesterol in adult life? A quantitative review of the evidence. Am J Clin Nutr 2008;88:305–14.

Richards M, Black S, Mishra G, Gale C, Deary IJ, Batty GD.  IQ in childhood and the metabolic syndrome in middle age: extended follow-up of the 1946 British Birth Cohort Study.  Intelligence  In Press. Available online 21 October 2008.

Kuh D, Mishra GD, Black S, Lawlor DA, Davey Smith G, Okell L, Wadsworth M, Hardy R. Offspring birth weight, gestational age and maternal characteristics in relation to glucose status at age 53 years: evidence from a national birth cohort. Diabet Med 2008;25:530–5.

Hardy R, Lawlor DA, Black S, Wadsworth ME, Kuh D. Number of children and coronary heart disease risk factors in men and women from a British birth cohort. BJOG 2007;114:721-30.

Munafò MR, Black S. Personality and smoking status: a longitudinal analysis. Nicotine Tob Res 2007;9:397-404.

Cooper R, Blell M, Hardy R, Black S , Pollard TM, Wadsworth ME, Pearce MS, Kuh D. Validity of age at menarche self-reported in adulthood. J Epidemiol Community Health 2006;60:993-7.

Brady AR, Harrison D, Black S , Jones S, Rowan K, Pearson G, Ratcliffe J, Parry GJ; UK PICOS Study Group. Assessment and optimization of mortality prediction tools for admissions to pediatric intensive care in the United Kingdom. Pediatrics 2006 Apr;117:e733-42.


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