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Michael M Schlussel

BSc, MSc, PhD

Medical Statistician

  • Research Fellow @EQUATORNetwork UK Centre

Passionate about sound methods and transparent reporting in medical research

I graduated with a BSc in Nutrition from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 2003, followed by an MSc (2006) and Ph.D. (2010) at the same institution; both focused on Epidemiology with a strong component of Statistics.

My background as a researcher includes collaborations with several universities and research centres, focusing mainly on the data analysis of large population-based epidemiological studies to investigate determinants of chronic diseases.

In 2013, I moved to the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (University of Oxford) to work as a postdoctoral research assistant in the INTERGROWTH-21st project.

I joined the Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM) in May 2014 to work as a medical statistician within the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU). My current work is mainly focused on prognostic models and methodological research; more specifically assessing and proposing strategies to improve medical research quality, integrity, and transparency.

I am also involved with systematic literature reviews and, as a fellow of the UK EQUATOR Centre, I teach in several MSc courses at the University of Oxford and a number of courses offered by the EQUATOR Network and CSM.


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

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

2009   Young Investigator Award, DOHaD Society.

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