Annibale Cois is an Epidemiologist and a Senior Scientist at the Burden of Disease Research Unit of the South Africa Medical Research Council. He has an honorary appointment as a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Public Health & Family Medicine of the University of Cape Town.
His background includes Masters Degrees in Electrical Engineering (University of Cagliari, Italy) and Public Health (University of Cape Town), and a PhD in Public Health (University of Cape Town).
His research interests focus primarily on the epidemiology of non-communicable diseases and associated risk factors in low- and middle-income countries.
Recent works include the application of latent variables techniques to the estimation and modelling of measurement error in anthropometric characteristics in large-scale surveys; the joint analysis of multiple datasets to recover long-term trends in blood pressure, body mass index and other cardiovascular risk factors; the study of seasonal patterns of cardiovascular risk factors in the South African population and their socioeconomic correlates; the application of Bayesian estimation methods for the study of population pattern of alcohol consumption.