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Role Group Leader / Princ Research Fellow
Research area Population Health
Assoc. Prof Margarita Moreno-Betancur is co-Director of the Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit (CEBU) at the MCRI and the University of Melbourne, a role within which she oversees the statistical support for observational studies and the development of CEBU's teaching and training program. She leads an integrated program of methodological and collaborative research, supported by an NHMRC Investigator Grant (2022-26) and previously an ARC DECRA (2019-22). Her methodological areas of interest are causal inference, missing data and survival analysis, and she has contributed to epidemiological research projects in a range of areas, particularly in life course and social epidemiology. She is part of the leadership teams of the Victorian Centre for Biostatistics (ViCBiostat) and the MCRI's LifeCourse Initiative, comprised of over 30 longitudinal cohort studies, as well as the steering group of the Master of Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne.

Regarding her background, after a BSc in Pure Mathematics at Universidad de los Andes (Bogota) and an MSc in Statistics at Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris), A/Prof Moreno-Betancur obtained a PhD in Biostatistics from Université Paris-Sud (Paris) financed by a grant from the French Minister of Education and Research. She then held a postdoctoral role at the French Epidemiology Centre on Medical Causes of Death (Inserm CépiDc), after which she arrived in Melbourne as a postdoc of ViCBiostat.
Assoc. Prof Margarita Moreno-Betancur is co-Director of the Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit (CEBU) at the MCRI and the University of Melbourne, a role within which she oversees the statistical support for observational studies and the...
Assoc. Prof Margarita Moreno-Betancur is co-Director of the Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit (CEBU) at the MCRI and the University of Melbourne, a role within which she oversees the statistical support for observational studies and the development of CEBU's teaching and training program. She leads an integrated program of methodological and collaborative research, supported by an NHMRC Investigator Grant (2022-26) and previously an ARC DECRA (2019-22). Her methodological areas of interest are causal inference, missing data and survival analysis, and she has contributed to epidemiological research projects in a range of areas, particularly in life course and social epidemiology. She is part of the leadership teams of the Victorian Centre for Biostatistics (ViCBiostat) and the MCRI's LifeCourse Initiative, comprised of over 30 longitudinal cohort studies, as well as the steering group of the Master of Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne.

Regarding her background, after a BSc in Pure Mathematics at Universidad de los Andes (Bogota) and an MSc in Statistics at Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris), A/Prof Moreno-Betancur obtained a PhD in Biostatistics from Université Paris-Sud (Paris) financed by a grant from the French Minister of Education and Research. She then held a postdoctoral role at the French Epidemiology Centre on Medical Causes of Death (Inserm CépiDc), after which she arrived in Melbourne as a postdoc of ViCBiostat.

Top Publications

  • Priest, N, Guo, S, Gondek, D, Lacey, RE, Burgner, D, Downes, M, Slopen, N, Goldfeld, S, Moreno-Betancur, M, Kerr, JA, et al. The effect of adverse and positive experiences on inflammatory markers in Australian and UK children.. Brain Behav Immun Health 26: 100550 2022
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  • O'Connor, M, Moreno-Betancur, M, Goldfeld, S, Wake, M, Patton, G, Dwyer, T, Tang, MLK, Saffery, R, Craig, JM, Loke, J, et al. Data Resource Profile: Melbourne Children's LifeCourse initiative (LifeCourse).. Int J Epidemiol 51(5) : e229 -e244 2022
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  • Wijesuriya, R, Moreno-Betancur, M, Carlin, J, De Silva, AP, Lee, KJ. Multiple imputation approaches for handling incomplete three-level data with time-varying cluster-memberships.. Stat Med 41(22) : 4385 -4402 2022
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  • Moran, P, Moreno-Betancur, M, Coffey, C, Spry, EA, Patton, GC. Impact of early intervention on the population prevalence of common mental disorders: 20-year prospective study.. Br J Psychiatry 221(3) : 558 -566 2022
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  • O'Connor, M, Spry, E, Patton, G, Moreno-Betancur, M, Arnup, S, Downes, M, Goldfeld, S, Burgner, D, Olsson, CA. Better together: Advancing life course research through multi-cohort analytic approaches.. Adv Life Course Res 53: 100499 2022
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