Areas of expertise
I am a PhD student at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Alongside my PhD project, I work as a biostatistician at the Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine (CAPC).
I have been in charge of demonstrations/training sessions for students in courses on design and analysis of experiments, longitudinal data analysis, hierarchical modelling and basic courses of statistical inference. I currently supervise one BSc student. At the moment, I have no other teaching duties.
I am working on my Statistics PhD thesis at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics on assessing the mediating role of certain "omic-type" biomarkers between certain exposures or lifestyle factors and health outcomes. My specific interest is in epigenetic markers, such as DNA methylation, but I am also working with other data types, such as metagenomics.
As a biostatistician at CAPC, I collaborate as a part of the research team in The International Childhood Cardiovascular Cohort Consortium (i3C Consortium), The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study (YFS) and Special Turku Coronary Risk Factor Intervention Project (STRIP). In these projects, my interests lie in the effects of childhood exposures on health throughout the life-course.