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Michael Schlussel

BSc, MSc, PhD

Senior Medical Statistician

Working to strengthen health research integrity

I work to increase research integrity in health research by promoting practices for reproducible and open science (PROS). I am interested in metascience on research PROS and teaching topics on study design, conduct, data analysis, and research reporting.

I work with prediction models' development, evaluation and validation. I conduct literature reviews and meta-analyses on a wide range of medical subjects. I develop and promote reporting guidelines for health research. I teach at NDORMS' MSc and DPhil modules and various short courses offered by the EQUATOR Network and the Centre for Statistics in Medicine.

I graduated with a BSc in Nutrition from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 2003. I started my academic journey with an MSc (2006) in Nutrition Sciences and a PhD (2010) in Human Nutrition at the same institution, both focused on Epidemiology with strong Statistics components.

My research background includes extensive experience with randomised controlled trials, and collaborations with several universities and research centres, particularly analysing the data from large population-based epidemiological studies to identify determinants of chronic diseases.

I am currently leading a research programme to produce developments focused on nutritional interventions for the CONSORT, SPIRIT and PRISMA statements.

I am a member of the NIHR Invention for Innovation Committee and one of the Scientific Integrity & Reproducibility Editors for the Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare.

If you want to get in touch for collaborations, supervision of students, or delivery of talks and courses, please do not hesitate to reach out using any of the contacts on this page.


Securing Transparency And Reproducibility in studies of Nutritional interventions (STAR-Nut) - Develop guidance for better research methods, Medical Research Council. 2024


Best poster presentation in the category of Nutrition across the life course at the 14th European Nutrition Conference. 2023.

Selected to participate in the VI Latin American Nutrition Leadership Programme by the Latin American Nutrition Society. 2012.

International Atomic Energy Agency Fellowship for an outstanding abstract presented during the 6th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. 2009.

Young Investigator Award, DOHaD Society. 2009.

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