Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Medical statistics was a key part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many teams, we applied our experience with data analysis, real-world evidence and international collaboration to help healthcare systems around the world respond to the health crisis, and learn from it.

Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash

In the PHI lab, while we focus on issues of planetary health, we are part of the Centre for Statistics in Medicine here at the University of Oxford. That means a lot of our experience and expertise comes from the world of medical statistics and epidemiology, and we use that to explore the intersections between human health and the environment.

During the pandemic, we focused our research efforts on COVID-19. We used our experience working with real-world evidence and big data to support projects on mortality, patient outcomes, and vaccine success, with national and international partners.

Links and Publications

PHI Link COVID-19 Vaccination in Brazil and Pakistan
PHI Journal Article icon

Using national electronic health records for pandemic preparedness: validation of a parsimonious model for predicting excess deaths among those with COVID-19-a data-driven retrospective cohort study

PHI Journal Article icon

COVID-19 trajectories among 57 million adults in England: a cohort study using electronic health records

PHI Journal Article icon

Unraveling COVID-19: a large-scale characterization of 4.5 million COVID-19 cases using CHARYBDIS