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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

  • Spry, E, Giallo, R, Moreno-Betancur, M, Macdonald, J, Becker, D, Borschmann, R, Brown, S, Patton, GC, Olsson, CA. Preconception prediction of expectant fathers' mental health: 20-year cohort study from adolescence.. BJPsych Open 4(2) : 58 -60 2018
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  • Dugué, P-A, Bassett, JK, Joo, JE, Baglietto, L, Jung, C-H, Wong, EM, Fiorito, G, Schmidt, D, Makalic, E, Li, S, et al. Association of DNA Methylation-Based Biological Age With Health Risk Factors and Overall and Cause-Specific Mortality.. Am J Epidemiol 187(3) : 529 -538 2018
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  • Moreno-Betancur, M, Koplin, JJ, Ponsonby, A-L, Lynch, J, Carlin, JB. Measuring the impact of differences in risk factor distributions on cross-population differences in disease occurrence: a causal approach.. Int J Epidemiol 47(1) : 217 -225 2018
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  • Borschmann, R, Becker, D, Coffey, C, Spry, E, Moreno-Betancur, M, Moran, P, Patton, GC. 20-year outcomes in adolescents who self-harm: a population-based cohort study.. Lancet Child Adolesc Health 1(3) : 195 -202 2017
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  • Molloy, J, Koplin, JJ, Allen, KJ, Tang, MLK, Collier, F, Carlin, JB, Saffery, R, Burgner, D, Ranganathan, S, Dwyer, T, et al. Vitamin D insufficiency in the first 6 months of infancy and challenge-proven IgE-mediated food allergy at 1 year of age: a case-cohort study.. Allergy 72(8) : 1222 -1231 2017
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