Marta Blangiardo is a Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and leads the Biostatistics and Informatics theme of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health.

After working on gene expression for two years as a postdoctorate, Marta moved to epidemiology and collaborated on several projects studying the impact of environmental exposures on chronic diseases.

In 2010, Marta became a lecturer and in 2015 was promoted to senior lecturer. Her main interests are related to the methodological aspects of environmental exposure estimation and to spatial and spatio-temporal models for disease mapping and for risk assessment.

Marta is PI on an MRC Methodology project looking at data integration from cohorts / administrative registries and exploring how propensity score can be used to adjust for unmeasured confounders in ecological studies.

She has a special interest in novel computational methods for Bayesian inference and has recently written a book on the Integrated Nested Laplace approximation (INLA) for spatial and spatio-temporal applications.