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
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
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.
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.