Who are we?
The Centre for Health Informatics, Computing, and Statistics (CHICAS) is a group of staff, research associates, and postgraduate students in the Lancaster Medical School, part of the Faculty of Health and Medicine at Lancaster University. You can see our list of current staff and students.
What do we do?
Our research focus is on statistical and epidemiological methods and their implementation in open-source software. We have long-standing expertise in longitudinal, spatial and spatio-temporal methods, and growing expertise in infectious disease modelling, design of field studies, statistical genetics and computationally efficient methods for high-dimensional data.
Our current teaching focus is on postgraduate and CPD courses at the intersection of statistics, epidemiology and health informatics.
For more information on what we do, see:
Where do we apply this?
Our work has involved national and international partners, and has had impact across the globe. We have a special interest in the epidemiology of disease in developing countries. See our map for more info.
We have a set of external links of interesting spatial epidemiology applications and disease maps produced by other groups.