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Dr Graciela Muniz Terrera

Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics & Epidemiology

Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes


Dr. Muniz Terrera is a Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Centre for Dementia Prevention where she works in collaboration with colleagues in the EPAD (European Prevention of Alzheimer's Dementia) and the IALSA (Integrative Analysis of Longitudinal Studies of Ageing) network of longitudinal studies of ageing and dementia.

Before working in Edinburgh, she was a Lecturer at UCL and Programme Leader Track at the MRC Lifelong Health and Ageing Unit and also worked for several years in Cambridge at the MRC Biostatistics Unit, where she also did her PhD. Her research has been supported by an MRC Career Development Award in Biostatistics, the Alzheimer's Society and the IALSA Programme Grant from the US National Institute of Health.

She has extensive experience developing and applying  longitudinal methods to gain a better understanding of ageing and dementia. She is also interested in harmonisation methods for evidence synthesis and reproducible research.




  • PhD in Biostatistics, MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge 
  • Masters in Mathematical Statistics, School of Sciences, Universidad de la Republica del Uruguay
  • BA in Mathematcis, School of Sciences, Universidad de la Republica del Uruguay


Current Research Interests

I am interested in the development and application of longitudinal methods for gaining a better understanding of  ageing and pathology related within person change in functional and cognitive decline. At the CDP, I lead a Translational Research Group in Biostatistics and Disease Modelling (http://centrefordementiaprevention.com/biostatistics-disease-modelling) where we focus on research factors that may affect the estimation of trajectories of cognitive and functional decline.

I am also interested in methods for reproducible research, including harmonisation methodos to facilitate cross study comparisons. I collaborate with the Maelstrom initiative (https://www.maelstrom-research.org), and with its long standing catalogue and repository of studies and data.


Research activities & awards

  1. Emerging Themes in Epidemiology

    Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer-review

  2. Statistics in Ageing and Dementia Conference

    Activity: Participation in conference, seminar or training courseParticipation in conference

  3. Longitudinal Data Analysis course for DPUK researchers

    Activity: External academic engagementResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

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