Dr. Ian Hambleton
CHRONIC DISEASE RESEARCH CENTRE
FACULTY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
CAVE HILL CAMPUS, BARBADOS
Tel: (246) 426-CDRC • Email: Ian.Hambleton@cavehill.uwi.edu
Dr. Ian Hambleton is a biostatistician with a first degree in Mathematics, a Masters degree in Medical Statistics and a Doctorate in Statistical Epidemiology (longitudinal analyses in sickle cell disease). He has worked as a statistician for 12 years in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean, variously for the UK Medical Research Council, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and The University of the West Indies (at the Mona and Cave Hill campuses). Dr. Hambleton has specific expertise in the design, conduct, and analysis of randomised clinical trials, population surveys, and cohort studies. In particular, he organised statistical analyses for the influential MRC/UWI funded Jamaican Cohort Study of Sickle Cell Disease. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles on a broad range of chronic and infectious diseases. He collaborates with colleagues throughout the UWI, and runs a free research clinic for advice on study design and analysis. He is currently collaborating in international studies on diabetes, cancer, lupus, and sickle cell disease, and has advised widely for regional and international health organizations. With colleagues at the Chronic Disease Research Centre, he is implementing the Barbados National Registry for chronic non-communicable diseases, developing a Geographical Information System infrastructure for mapping health conditions in Barbados, and designing a population-based study of wound-healing in people with diabetes.
Statistics and Epidemiology:
• Population disease registries and analysis of official statistics.
• Design and analysis of surveys, Randomised Clinical Trials (RCTs), and cohort studies.
• Bias in RCTs and observational studies.
• Modelling longitudinal data.
• Coping with missing data.
• Methods for systematic reviews.
• Selecting risk factors in models of disease risk.