Ph.D. Student

Anastasia Lam

Laboratory of Population Health

I am a a PhD candidate at the University of St Andrews and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. I am also an affiliated student with the International Max Planck Research School for Population, Health and Data Science (IMPRS-PHDS). My background is in public health and epidemiology, and I have previously worked on diabetes comorbidities in low- and middle-income countries, and with various statistical and epidemiological methods related to case-control studies and extensions to case-control designs and analyses (textbook forthcoming).

My PhD focuses on how social and structural factors affect health and mortality in low- and middle-income countries. Specifically, the project focuses on inequalities in multimorbidity and consists of four parts:

  1. Multimorbid life expectancy across race, socioeconomic status, and gender in South Africa (Manuscript submitted, see working paper)
  2. Inequalities in disability-free and disabling multimorbid life expectancy in Costa Rica, Mexico, and the United States (In-progress)
  3. Longitudinal analysis of how transitions into multimorbidity, and multimorbidity prevalence, have changed over time across various middle-income countries (Planned for 2023)
  4. A counterfactual analysis to understand the impact of certain interventions on multimorbidity (Planned for 2023/2024)

MPIDR Publications

Selected All

Lam, A.; Keenan, K.; Myrskylä, M.; Kulu, H.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2022-024. (2022)    

Other Publications

Lam, A. A., Lepe, A., Wild, S. H., & Jackson, C.:
Journal of global health, 11, 04040 (2021)
Ning, Y., Lam, A. & Reilly, M.:
BMC Med Res Methodol 22, 157 (2022)

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