Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Patrick Brown

PhD (Lancaster), MSc (London School of Economics)

Assistant Professor (Part-time), Dept of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto

Population Studies and Surveillance
Cancer Care Ontario



Academic Interests

  • Spatio-temporal processes with applications to disease mapping
  • Time inhomogeneous multi-state models, with applications to infectious diseases and smoking.
  • Continuous spatial models for area censored disease incidence data.
  • Clustered inhomogeneous spatial point processes, with applications in forest ecology and public health.
  • Statistical software for Bayesian inference for disease mapping of small area data


Selected Publications

  1. Fan CPS, Stafford J and Brown PE, 2011. Local likelihood and the EMS algorithm.Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, to appear.
  2. Brown PE and Jiang H, 2010. Simulation-based power calculations for large cohort studies.Biometrical Journal, 52(5):604615.
    Henrys PA and Brown PE, 2009. Inference for clustered inhomogeneous spatial point processes.Biometrics, 65(2):423430
  3. Brown PE, Diggle PJ, Lord ME, and Young PC, 2001. Space-time calibration of radar rainfall data.Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series C: Applied Statistics, 50(2):221241.
  4. Brown PE, Kresen KF, Roberts GO, and Tonellato S, 2000. Blur-generated non-separable space-time models.Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B: StatisticalMethodology, 62(4):847860.

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