Research Fellow - Biostatistician
School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
(Narasimha) Murthy Mittinty.
I am a senior research fellow in the School of Public Health. My research interests are in application of statistical methods to problems concerning public health, design and analysis of observational data, imputation of missing data and causal inference.
I am interested in supervising PhD 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.
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
My primary methodological research concerns how we distinguish between association and causation in the health sciences and the study of the mechanisms by which causal effects arise. The current focus of my work includes the analysis of pathways (Mediation), assessments of interaction, and the evaluation of network. My research employs counterfactual theory and ideas from causal inference to clarify and formalise concepts used by epidemiologists, and health researchers.
My secondary methodological research interests include development of models for dynamic systems, imputation of skewed data, and development of indices.
My empirical work is in the area of child development and life course epidemiology. In child development epidemiology, I have worked on nutritional effects on IQ, developed measures that allow assess adherence to nutritional guidelines during early life of children. Assess and identify income inequalities on cognition, assess the role of current poverty in mediating the effects of childhood poverty on cognitive outcomes. In dental epidemiology, I have been studying the pathways that effect periodontal outcomes. In educational epidemiology, I have been 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|
|2016-2020||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|
Gialamas A., Mittinty M.N., Lynch J.W. Parenting as an investment in child development: what matters and when? Channel 7 grants 69,574.
Plikington R, Chittleborough C., Mittinty M.N, Guthridge,S., Petersen J., and Lynch JW. Child Maltreatment and School Outcomes, Channel 7 Grants 69,574.
Silburn S, Lynch J, Guthridge S, Midford R, Schurer S, Shaw P, Brimblecombe. Walter M, Bodkin-Andrews G, Improving the developmental outcomes of NT Territory children: a datalinkage study to inform policy and practice in health, family services and education. NHMRC-Partnership Project $924761.20 PSP on this grant, Mittinty MN.
Gurmeet Singh, Sue Sayers, Heather D'Antoine, Murthy N Mittinty, Tricia Nagel, Wendy Hoy, Anne Chang, John Lynch: APP1046391 - Implications of early life and contemporary influences on body composition, mental health, and precursors of chronic diseases in the Aboriginal Birth Cohort Study $2,240,417.63. 2013. Co-investigator D on this grant.
Workshop funding worth of $5000 was secured from Otago University.
Investigating Health and Disease, Semester -2.
Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia (DES Course Co-ordinator) 2016
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 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
Date Role Committee Institution Country 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 2013 - ongoing Council Continued Professional Development, Statistical Society of Australia Inc 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 2010 - ongoing Member Statistical Society of Australia Australia
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