Cristian Ricci

Associate Professor
Prof Cristian Ricci

During the period 2009-2013 I was head of the biostatistics Unit and responsible for clinical epidemiology in two main research hospital in Milan (Italy). Afterwards, during the period the period 2013-2015, I joined the department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine of the University of Regensburg (Germany). In 2015-2016 I joined the Nutritional Methodology and Biostatistics Group at the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization in Lyon (France). During the Period 2016-2019 I was postdoctoral researched at the Centre of Excellence for Nutrition (CEN) of the North-West University in Potchefstroom(South Africa) being involved as scientist also at the department of Statistics (faculty of naturalsciences) and being involved as statistician at the health research Ethic committee (HREC). During the period 2019-2021, I was appointed as researched at the University of Leipzig (Germany), Faculty of Medicine, department of Paediatrics. Currently, I am associate professor at the Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research (AUTHER) of the North-West University, faculty of health (South Africa). During my work experience I applied biostatistics methods to many different fields of Medicine and bioscience, and I developed specific knowledge in multivariate space reduction techniques, statistical modelling, variable selection, power analysis, meta-analysis and meta-regression, non-parametric modelling and analysis, statistical methods for clinical trials and epidemiological studies (time to event analysis, competing risk analysis, multi-state modelling, etc…). I have specific knowledge of the most common software for statistical analysis and advanced programming skills using SAS (data management, macro language, procedures), STATA (data-management, various functions, meta-analysis, and meta-regression), and R (various packages). During my scientific activity I contributed with more than 150 papers published on scientific peer reviewed journals and I accumulated an H-index above 30. My specialized area of expertise is about chronic disease and cardiovascular epidemiology

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Building G16, Room 257F , Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom

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018 299 1111