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Gavin Pereira

Associate Professor

Department: Centre for Fertility and Health
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Dr Pereira is a perinatal epidemiologist, environmental health researcher and biostatistician in the School of Public Health, and an Affiliated Researcher at the Centre for Fertility and Health. He has previously held an NHMRC Sidney Sax fellowship and is currently an Honorary Senior Research Fellow position at the Telethon Kids Institute. Previously, he has held positions as a statistician at the Australian Bureau of Statistics and as an epidemiologist in the Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology at Yale University.

Research interests:

  • Perinatal epidemiology, with emphasis on pregnancy interval, gestational length, fetal growth and complications of pregnancy

  • Environmental epidemiology, with a focus on air quality and the built environment

  • Epidemiologic methods, specifically relating to new quasi-experimental study designs

  • Exposure science, with a focus on air quality assessment and satellite remote sensing

  • Vulnerable populations, with an interest in both developing countries and biological susceptibility from co-morbidities