Senior Lecturer (Biostatistics)
School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
I am a Senior Lecturer of Biostatistics at The University of Adelaide, School of Public Health, Better Start Group. I am unit coordinator of the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia. I completed my doctoral studies in Mathematical Statistics at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Before joining UoA, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Queensland University of Technology, where I worked with Prof. Kerrie Mengersen.
My research interests are in the application of statistical methods to problems concerning public health and causal inference. I am interested in supervising, PhD/Masters in Biostatistics, students with strong mathematics and statistics background who are willing to do methodological as well as applied research. I am currently looking for students who are interested in doing PhD/Masters in Public Health.
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
Overall, the objective of my research is to develop efficient and robust methodologies that minimize the need for assumptions that are not motivated by available scientific knowledge. I am especially interested in developing methods that allow evaluate the network, and study the mechanisms by which causal effects arise. My research employs counterfactual theory and ideas from causal inference to clarify and formalise concepts used by epidemiologists, and health researchers. My work is motivated by applications in public health and medicine, and has been used to analyze data from complex observational studies as well as clinical trials. With my research, I hope to provide tools that facilitate the conduct of transparent and replicable science.
Methodological / Theoretical Interests
My statistical research generally lies at the intersection of parametric and semiparametric statistics, causal inference, infectious disease modelling and statistical epidemiology. Several topics I have been most interested in are listed below.
1. CAUSAL INFERENCE
2. STATISTICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
3. BUG AND DRUG RESISTANCE MODELLING
4. DEVELOPMENT OF INDICES
My substantive interests and collaborations have spanned a wide range of areas in public health and medicine. However, more recently, my work has been largely motivated by statistical challenges arising in the area of child development and life course epidemiology. I also continue to work closely with collaborators in infectious disease, pain medicine, dental epidemiology and environmental health sciences. Lastly, I have an interest in studying the role of non-cognition in mediating the effects of cognition on school achievement.
Date Position Institution name 2011 Biostatistician School of Public Health 2010 - 2011 Biostatistician University of South Australia 2008 - 2010 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Queensland University of Technology 2006 - 2008 Postdoctoral Research Fellow National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Hindi Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Kannada Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Telugu Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2000 - 2004 University of Canterbury New Zealand PhD
Date Title Institution Country — M.Stat Institute of Social Sciences,University of Agra India — MPS International Institute of Population Sciences India
Date Title Institution name Country 2011 AStat Statistical Society of Australia Inc Australia
Year Citation 2017 Mittinty, M. (2017). Structural Nested Mean Models or History-Adjusted Marginal Structural Models for Time-Varying Effect Modification: An Application to Dental Data. In A. Srinivasa Rao, S. Pyne, & C. Rao (Eds.), Handbook of Statistics (Vol. 37, pp. 55-91). Netherlands: Elsevier.
Year Citation 2018 Gowing, L. R., Buisman-Pijlman, F., & Mittinty, M. (2018). OXYTOCIN GENETICS AND FAMILY ADVERSITY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS. In DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW Vol. 37 (pp. S33-S34). WILEY. 2012 Gaikwad, M., Mittinty, N., & Rogers, M. (2012). Effect of digital infrared thermal imaging and cold laser therapy on chronic lower back pain. In E. Laakso, & C. Young (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th World Association for Laser Therapy Congress, WALT 2012 (pp. 29-32). Australian Med Laser Assoc (AMLA), Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA: MEDIMOND S R L. 2010 Gorjian, N., Mittinty, M., Lin, M., Yarlagadda, P., & Sun, Y. (2010). The explicit hazard model - Part 2: applications. In 2010 Prognostics and System Health Management Conference, PHM '10 (pp. 174-+). Macao, PEOPLES R CHINA: IEEE.
2010 Gorjian, N., Ma, L., Mittinty, M., Yarlagadda, P., & Sun, Y. (2010). The explicit hazard model - part 1: Theoretical development. In 2010 Prognostics and System Health Management Conference, PHM '10 (pp. 164-+). Macao, PEOPLES R CHINA: IEEE.
2009 Gorjian, N., Ma, L., Mittinty, M., Yarlagadda, P., & Sun, Y. (2009). A review on reliability models with covariates. In Engineering Asset Lifecycle Management - Proceedings of the 4th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management, WCEAM 2009 (pp. 385-397).
2009 Gorjian, N., Ma, L., Mittinty, M., Yarlagadda, P., & Sun, Y. (2009). A review on degradation models in reliability analysis. In Engineering Asset Lifecycle Management - Proceedings of the 4th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management, WCEAM 2009 (pp. 369-384).
2007 McBride, G., & Mittinty, M. (2007). Explaining differential timing of peaks of a pathogen versus a faecal indicator during flood events. In MODSIM07 - Land, Water and Environmental Management: Integrated Systems for Sustainability, Proceedings (pp. 2417-2423).
Year Citation 2016 Mittinty, N. M., Lynch, J. W., Forbes, A., & Gurrin, L. (2016). Multiple Mediation in the presence of exposure induced mediator outcome confounder. Poster session presented at the meeting of UK Causal Inference. London. 2015 Pearce, A., Sawyer, A., Chittleborough, C. R., Mittinty, N. M., & Lynch, J. (2015). Relative contributions of early-life cognitive ability and self-regulation in mediating social inequalities in academic ability: effect decomposition in contemporary UK and Australian cohorts. Poster session presented at the meeting of Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies International Conference. Dublin. 2014 Chong, S. Y., Chittleborough, C. R., Gregory, T., Mittinty, N. M., Lynch, J., & Smithers, L. (2014). Influence of parenting and child temperament on Intelligence Quotient (IQ) at 8 years. Poster session presented at the meeting of Occasional Temperament Conference. Lincoln, Nebraska. 2014 Chong, S. Y., Chittleborough, C. R., Gregory, T., Mittinty, N. M., Lynch, J., & Smithers, L. (2014). Using marginal structural models to estimate the direct effect of temperament at 2-3 years on receptive vocabulary and academic achievement at 6-7 years. Poster session presented at the meeting of Occasional Temperament Conference. Lincoln, Nebraska. 2012 Sawyer, A., Chittleborough, C. R., Lawlor, D., Sawyer, M., Mittinty, N. M., & Lynch, J. (2012). The role of attention and emotion regulation in school readiness and school performance. Poster session presented at the meeting of Population Health Congress. Adelaide. 2012 Sawyer, A., Chittleborough, C. R., Mittinty, N. M., Sawyer, M., & Lynch, J. (2012). The importance of children’s development of self-regulation in early life for later school readiness and academic achievement. Poster session presented at the meeting of The 11th Australian Conference for Personality and Individual Differences. Melbourne.
Year Citation 2015 Gialamas, A. (2015). The quality, type and time spent in child care in the first three years of life and children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development at school entry. (PhD Thesis, University of Adelaide).
|2019-2020||Thriving in adversity: disadvantaged children performing well in school||Chittleborough C, Schuch H, Pilkington R, Mittinty M, Lynch J.||Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation||AUD 72,164|
|2019-2020||Early life adversity: trajectories to mental health and drug use||Femke Buisman-Pijlman, Mittinty M, Linda Gowing, Ian Symonds||Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation||AUD 60,000|
|2018||Grzeskowiak, Amir, Smithers, Jacobs, Ingman, Grivell, Knight. AI Mittinty||NHMRC project Grant||AUD 980,000|
|2018||Endevour Executive Fellowship||Mittinty N M||Department of Education and Training||AUD 23,500|
|EMPOWER: Health Systems, Adversity and Child Well Being. 1099422||Lynch J, Sawyer M, Mol B, Roberts C, Dekker G, Stocks N, Schurer S, Gurrin L, Dwyer N, Bowering K. (AIs: Jeffs D, Dandie L, Frank O, Mittinty M, Law C, Cobb-Clark D, Smithers L, Chittleborough C)||NHMRC||AUD 2,497,572|
|2013-2016||Child health and development: a South Australian data linkage study. 1056888||Lynch J, Chittleborough C, Smithers L, Sawyer M, Brinkman S, Mittinty M, Sawyer A, Bowering K.||NHMRC||AUD 453,131|
|2017-2019||Parenting as an investment in child development: what matters and when?||Gialamas A., Mittinty M.N., Lynch J.W.||Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation||AUD 69,574|
|2017-2019||Child Maltreatment and School Outcomes||Plikington R, Chittleborough C., Mittinty M.N, Guthridge,S., Petersen J., and Lynch JW.||Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation||AUD 69,574|
|2015-2018||Improving the developmental outcomes of NT Territory children: a datalinkage study to inform policy and practice in health, family services and education.||Silburn S, Lynch J, Guthridge S, Midford R, Schurer S, Shaw P, Brimblecombe. Walter M, Bodkin-Andrews G, PSP on this grant, Mittinty MN||NHMRC-Partnership Project||AUD $924761.20|
|2013-2015||Implications of early life and contemporary influences on body composition, mental health, and precursors of chronic diseases in the Aboriginal Birth Cohort Study : APP1046391||Gurmeet Singh, Sue Sayers, Heather D'Antoine, Murthy N Mittinty, Tricia Nagel, Wendy Hoy, Anne Chang, John Lynch||NHMRC project grant||AUD $2,240,417.63.|
|2007||Workshop funding||Mittinty M N||NZD $5000|
|Year||Subject||Under Graduate/ Post Graduate||Online/Face to Face||Semester||Number of Students Enrolled (Completed)||Role of Teaching|
|2019||Design of Experiments||Post Graduate||Online||2||110 (86)||Unit Coordinator|
|2019||Data Management and Computational Statistics||Post Graduate||Online||1||40 (36)||Unit Coordinator|
|2018||Design of Experiments||Post Graduate||Online||2||80 (64)||Unit Coordinator|
|2017||Design of Experiments||Post Graduate||Online||2||78 (68)||Unit Coordinator|
|2016||Design of Experiments||Post graduate||Online||2||92 (80)||Unit Coordinator|
|2015||Investigating Health and Disease||Under Graduate||Face to Face||2||40||Lecturer|
|2015||Design of Experiments||Post Graduate||Online||2||48||Lecturer|
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2020 Co-Supervisor Gut microbiome insights into inflammatory bowel disease: from rare microbes to therapeutic approaches Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Gina Lucille Guzzo 2019 Principal Supervisor Prediction modeling in oral health epidemiology: methods and application Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Mi Du 2015 Co-Supervisor How can Routinely collected Clinical Data be used to Screen Clinical Services for Important Capacity for Improvement? Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Aubyn Mary Pincombe
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2013 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Children's Temperament and Parenting Practices in the First Five Years of Life and Cognitive, Academic and Adiposity Outcomes in Later Childhood and Adolescence Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Shiau Yun Chong 2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Effects of Inequality, Family Investment and Early Childhood Interventions on Children Cognitive and Socio-Emotional Wellbeing in Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Amelia Maika 2011 - 2015 Co-Supervisor The quality, type and time spent in child care in the first three years of life and children's cognitive and socio-emotional development at school entry Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Angela Gialamas
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Analysis of the Phase III MM6 Clinical Trial in Multiple Myeloma School of Public Health, The University of Adelaide Masters in Biostatistics (Work Placement Project) Master Full Time Craig Wellington Beddoe 2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor The causal effect of early life socio-economic disadvantage and alleged child maltreatment on children’s development outcomes at school entry: A flexible mediation analysis School of Public Health, The University of Adelaide Masters in Public Health, Research Component Master Full Time Luke Collier 2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor The average treatment effect of substantiation of child maltreatment on developmental vulnerability at school entry in South Australia: emulation of a theoretical randomised controlled trial. The University of Adelaide Biostatistics Collaboration Australia, Masters in Biostatistics Master Full Time Gabriella Lincoln 2018 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Selection of predictor variables using a hierarchical group LASSO approach. School of Public Health, The University of Adelaide Masters in Biostatistics, Work Placement Project Master Full Time Greer Humphrey 2017 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Oxytocin genetics and family adversity in the development of substance use disorders School of Public Health, The University of Adelaide Masters in Biostatistics Work Placement Project Master Part Time Lind Gowing
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2019 - ongoing Member Faculty of Health and Medical Science Working Load Model Design The University of Adelaide Australia 2017 - ongoing Member Biostatistics and Bioinformativs Section Statistical Society of Australia Australia 2017 - ongoing Member Gender Equity and Diversity Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide Australia 2014 - ongoing Founder Causal Inference Group University of Adelaide, Vic Biostat Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2016 - ongoing Member Statistical Society of Australia Inc Australia 2016 - ongoing Member Institute of Mathematical Statistics United States 2016 - ongoing Member New Zealand Statistical Society New Zealand
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