Rino Bellocco

Rino Bellocco

Senior Lecturer | Visiting Professor | Docent
Telephone: +46852486183
Visiting address: ,
Postal address: C8 Medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik, C8 MEB III Bellocco, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a Professor in Medical Statistics at the University of Milano-Bicoocca
    and I have been working to strenghten the academic interaction between the
    two departments with an active exchange of students and faculties. My current
    research is on lifestyle epidemiology and causal models in observational
    My interest in applying statistical methods to medical research started in
    with the study of the epidemiology of HIV infection and AIDS. The statistical
    challenge was to estimate the current HIV incidence and prevalence, based on
    the observed temporal distribution of AIDS cases. Statistical models, mainly
    an extension of GLM, were proposed and adapted to the Italian and American
    My interest moved toward epidemiology of cancer and other chronic diseases
    once I moved to Karolinska Institutet. I have been mainly involved in
    etiology research, by using invaluable data from the Swedish registries. The
    statistical analysis of case-control and cohort studies to assess the
    possible causal effects of well-defined risk factors on both cancer incidence
    and death has represented my main duty. Furthermore, I have been involved in
    analyzing longitudinal data, where both exposure and outcome have been
    measured repeatedly over time. Leukemia, Lymphoma, Brain, Prostate, Ovarian
    cancer are some of the malignancies I have been focusing on.
    My methodogical interests are on causal inference, longitudinal data, missing
    data, smoothing and resampling techniques and more generally in
    statististical issues in epidemiology.
    I am responsible, together with other colleagues from my department, for
    teaching basic and advanced courses in Biostatistics at Karolinska
    My address:
    Department of Statistics and Quantitative Methods
    University of Milano-Bicocca
    Via Bicocca degli Arcimboldi 8, U7, 20126 Milan, Italy
    * Sc.D., Harvard School of Public Health, Boston 1998


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  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2003-
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2026

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2002

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