Ph.D. Student

Anastasia Lam

Laboratory of Population Health

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Anastasia Lam and is a PhD student at the University of St Andrews and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. She is also an affiliated student with the International Max Planck Research School for Population, Health and Data Science (IMPRS-PHDS). Her background is in public health and epidemiology. Previously, she has 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).

Her 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)
  2. Inequalities in disability-free and disabling multimorbid life expectancy in Costa Rica, Mexico, and the United States (In-progress)
  3. Spatial analysis of multimorbidity distribution and health service accessibility (Planned for 2023)
  4. How would improved health systems and healthcare access affect multimorbidity and life expectancy? A counterfactual analysis (Planned for 2023/2024)

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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