Marie Reilly


Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB), Karolinska Institutet

Infectious Diseases/Immunology

- Studies of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, focusing on peptide responses from Elispot assays and Flow Cytometry data.

- Development of statistical methodology to analyze data from first and second generation peptide microarrays, with applications in TB and HIV.

Tranfusion Safety, including the following ongoing studies

- A Swedish-Danish collaborative study (funded by National Cancer Institute in the U.S.) to investigate the risk of cancer in blood donors and recipients. The study is using the total population records of both countries, and aims to establish whether there is any "blood-borne" risk of cancer.

- Studies of the effect of ABO-compatible but non-identical plasma, sex of donor, and storage time of blood products on post-operative mortality.

Family Data

- Development of methodology to incorporate family data into the analysis of genetic and environmental contributions to the risk of disease.

Missing Data & Optimal Designs

- Investigation of the impact of incomplete data in population registers (including family registers) on epidemiological analyses, and development of statistical methods for truncated/incomplete data.

- Design of epidemiological studies with intentionally missing data i.e. data is sub-sampled for computational efficiency or to optimize cost.

- Development of methodology to re-use data from case-control studies.