Meet the course instructors

Nicola Orsini


Dept. of Global Public Health Head of Biostatistics Team Senior Researcher of Biostatistics Associate Professor of Medical Statistics

Nicola Orsini, Ph.D. is Senior Researcher, Associate Professor of Medical Statistics, and Head of the Biostatistics Team at the Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet. Dr. Orsini has worked for more than 15 years on development and application of quantitative methods widely used in medical and epidemiological research, including dose-response meta-analysis, sensitivity analysis, time-to-event analysis, quantile analysis, and intervention time-series analysis, leading to the publication of more than 150 reseach articles (H-index=61, i10-index=142).

He is best known for his work on dose-response meta-analysis based on observational and experimental findings. A book chapter on this topic with Donna Spiegelman, Professor Emerita of Epidemiologic Methods at Harvard School of Public Health (Handbook of Meta-Analysis, Chapman & Hall/CRC Handbooks of Modern Statistical Methods, 2020).

His awards include the 2009 Torgny Wännström Prize for the best doctoral thesis in the field of public health from the Swedish Medical Association. In recognition of exceptional research performance demonstrated by multiple highly cited papers, Dr. Orsini has been named by Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) among the world’s most top-cited (top 1%) scientists whose research leads the world in the field of Social Science for four consecutive years (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020).

Dr. Orsini developed, documented, and freely shared over 20 statistical software components in the Stata language (5,780 downloads, 32,918 abstract views). He is a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and Swedish Statistical Society. In 2020 Dr. Orsini has been elected member of the Society of Research Synthesis Methodology, which has a selective membership limited to 100 researchers worldwide. He is in the Executive Board of the Strategic Research Program in Epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet.

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