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University of Bristol
Statistical epidemiologist with expertise in modelling repeated measures data.
Type of member: Regular
Telephone: 00 441173310134
Email Address: Laura.Howe@Bristol.ac.uk
Mailing Address: Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol, BS8 2BN
Current research interests
1) Emergence and changes in inequalities over childhood and adolescence;
2) Inequalities in obesity and cardiometabolic health;
3) Mediators and mechanisms driving inequalities, including epigenetics and other biological processes.
Pathways and mechanisms: Cumulative and additive social risk exposures (e.g. transient v. persistent poverty). Social into the biological and epigenetic. | Methodological issues: Methods for examining change over time including longitudinal effects studies. Need to define poverty. Need to study social gradients as well as poverty.
Howe, L. D., Lawlor, D. A., & Propper, C. (2013). Trajectories of socioeconomic inequalities in health, behaviours and academic achievement across childhood and adolescence. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 67(4), 358-364. doi:10.1136/jech-2012-201892
Loss to follow-up in cohort studies: bias in estimates of socioeconomic inequalities.