Dr Murthy Mittinty

 Position Research Fellow - Biostatistician
 Org Unit Public Health
 Email murthy.mittinty@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 0961
 Location Floor/Room WS9050.03 ,  Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences ,   North Terrace
  • Qualifications

    B.A      (triple major, Mathematics, Economics and Statistics)

    M.Stat (Master of Statistics)

    M.P.S  (Master of Population Science)

    PhD   (Statistics)

  • Awards & Achievements

    Vicbiostat Visiting fellow Award: First one to secure the inaugural vicBiostat Visiting fellowship. Selected among the top 16 applicants from all over Australia.

    Mid-career Researcher Best Publication, School of Population Health, The University of Adelaide faculty award. Share jointly with Dr. Catherine Chittleborough.

    Best Paper award, 2014, the 6th International Meeting: The Dental Biostats Conference, Methodological Issues in Oral Health Research 2014. Share jointly with Vidya Rao, and Gloria Mija et.al

    School of Population Health, The University of Adelaide, Faculty Travel Grant (2013).

    QUT Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008-2010, CRC National Plant Biosecurity, Australia.

    National Institute for Water and Atmospheric (NIWA) Research, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2006-2008, New Zealand.

    Best Student paper award, 2004, sponsored by the social statistics, Government statistics, and survey research methods section of the American Statistical Association, at the Joint Statistical Meetings, Toronto, Canada

    Graduate Student travel award, University of Canterbury (2002 and 2003).

    New Zealand AID for International development scholarship for pursuing PhD at University of Canterbury, 2001.

    University of Canterbury Doctoral scholarship for pursuing PhD 2000.

    Andrew Mellon Travel Award for attending and presenting my paper the Population Association of America Annual meetings, Los Angeles, U.S.A.1999.

    University of North Carolina Scholarship for pursuing the super faculty workshop course on Monitoring and evaluating the health programs in developing countries, Jointly organised by the Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur India, 1997. Indian Association for Studies in Population, Travel Award, 1996.

    Government of India Scholarship for pursuing Masters in Population Sciences at International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, 1995-1996.

  • Research Interests

    Causal Analysis,

    Missing Data Analysis,

    Information Geometry,

    Uncertainty Analysis,

    Longitudinal Data Analysis,

    Count data models,

    Mathematical epidemiology,

    Statistical Analysis of Linked data and

    Statistical Learning.

  • Research Funding

    Silburn S, Lynch J, guthridge S, Midford R, Schurer S, Shaw P, Brimblecombe. Walter M, Bodkin-Andrews G, Improving the developmental outcomes of NT Territory children: a datalinkage study to inform policy and practice in health, family services and education. NHMRC-Partnership Project $924761.20 PSP on this grant, Mittinty MN.

    Lynch J, Chittleborough C, Smithers L, Sawyer M, Brinkman S, Mittinty M, Sawyer A, Bowering K. Child health and development: a South Australian data linkage study. National Health and Medical Research Council - Partnership Project. $453,131, CI- E on this grant

    Gurmeet Singh, Sue Sayers, Heather D'Antoine, Murthy N Mittinty, Tricia Nagel, Wendy Hoy, Anne Chang, John Lynch: APP1046391 - Implications of early life and contemporary influences on body composition, mental health, and precursors of chronic diseases in the Aboriginal Birth Cohort Study $2,240,417.63. 2013. Co-investigator D on this grant.

    Workshop funding worth of $5000 was secured from Otago University.

  • Publications


    Maika A, Mittinty MN, Brinkman S, Lynch JW, (2015) Effect of Increasing Household Expenditure on Child Cognitive Function in Indonesia: Application of a Marginal Structural Model and Simulation of a Cash Transfer Program, International Journal of Epidemiology.


    Chittleborough C, Mittinty MN, Lawlor D, Lynch, JW. Effects of simulated interventions to improve school entry academic skills on socioeconomic inequalities in educational achievement. Child Dev 2014; 85(6): 2247-2262.

    Gialamas A, Mittinty MN, Sawyer MG, Zubrick SR, Lynch JW. Time spent in different types of childcare and children's development at school entry an Australian longitudinal study. Arch Dis Child Published online 9 Sep 2014. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-306626

    Gialamas A, Mittinty MN, Sawyer MG, Zubrick SR, Lynch JW. Child care quality and children's cognitive and socio-emotional development: an Australia longitudinal study. Early Child Dev Care 2014; 184(7): 977-997.

    Gialamas A, Sawyer ACP, Mittinty MN, Zubrick SR, Sawyer MG, Lynch JW. Quality of childcare influence children's attentiveness and emotional regulation at school entry. J Pediatr 2014; 165(4): 813-819.e3.

    Miller-Lewis LR, Sawyer ACP, Searle AK, Mittinty MN, Sawyer MG, Lynch JW. Student-teacher relationship trajectories and mental health problems in young children. BMC Psychology 2014; 2:27.

    Sawyer ACP, Chittleborough CR, Mittinty MN, Miller-Lewis LR, Sawyer MG, Sullivan T, Lynch JW. Are trajectories of self-regulation abilities from ages 2-3 to 6-7 associated with academic achievement in the early school years? Child Care Health Dev Published online 20 Oct 2014. doi: 10.1111/cch.12208.

    Sawyer ACP, Chittleborough CR, Lynch JW, Baghurst P, Mittinty MN, Kaim ALE, Sawyer MG. Can screening 4-5 year olds accurately identify children who will have teacher-reported mental health problems when children are aged 6-7 years? Aust N Z J Psychiatr 2014; 48(6): 554-63.

    Singla A, Broadbridge V, Mittinty MN, Beeke C, Maddern GJ. Rural Populations have equal surgical and survival outcomes in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. Aust J Rural Health 2014; 22(5):


    Mittinty MN, Golley RK, Smithers LG, Brazionis L, Lynch JW. (2013) A preference based measure of complementary feeding quality: application to the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. PLoS One.

    Gialamas A, Mittinty MN, Sawyer MG, Zubrick SR, Lynch J (2013). Child care quality and children's cognitive and socio-emotional development: an Australian longitudinal study. Early Child Development and Care

    Maika A, Mittinty MN, Brinkman S, Harper S, Satriawan e, Lynch JW, (2013) Changes in Socioeconomic inequality in Indonesian children's Cognitive function from 2000-2007: A decomposition analysis. PLos One

    Brazionis L, Golley R, Smithers L, Mittinty MN, Northstone K, Emmett P, Lynch JW. (2013) Diet spanning infancy and toddlerhood is associated with child blood pressure at age 7.5 years. Am J clinical Nutrition, 6, 1375-1386. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.112.038489. Epub 2013 May 1

    Golley R, Smithers L, Mittinty MN, Brazionis L, Northstone K, Emmett P, Lynch JW. (2013). Diet quality of UK infants is associated with dietary, adiposity, cardiovascular, and cognitive outcomes measured at 7-8 years of age. Journal of Nutrition doi:10.3945/jn.112.170605

    Smithers L. Golley R.K, Mittinty MN Brazionis L, Northstone K, Emmette P, Lynch J W, (2013) Do Dietary trajectories between infancy and toddlerhood influence IQ in childhood and adolescence? Results from a prospective birth cohort study, Plos One

    Roe Y, Mcdermott R, Mittinty NM Zeitz C, Chew D. (2013) Impact of age, gender and Indigenous status on access to diagnostic coronary angiography for patients presenting with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTEACS) in Australia, Internal Medicine Journal.


    Sally A Brinkman, Angela Gialamas, Azizur Rahman, Murthy N Mittinty, Tess A Gregory, Sven Silburn Sharon Goldfeld, Stephen R Zubrick, Vaughan Carr, Magdalena Janus, Clyde Hertzman, John Lynch. (2012). Jurisdictional, socioeconomic and gender inequalities in child health and development: analysis of a national census of 5 year olds in Australia. BMJ Open 2012;2:e001075 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001075

    Smithers L, Brazionis L, Golley R, Mittinty MN, Northstone K, Emmett P, Lynch JW Dietary Patterns at 6,15 and 24 months of age are associated with IQ at 8 years of Age. Eur J Clin Nutr.

    Golley R, Smithers L, Mittinty MN, Brazionis L, Emmett P, Northstone K, Campbell K, McNaughton S, Lynch JW. (2012). A unit-free index measuring adherence to complementary feeding guidelines has convergent validity as a measure of infant diet quality. J Nutr

    Smithers L, Brazionis L, Golley R, Mittinty MN, Northstone K, Emmett P, McNaughton S, Campbell K , Lynch JW, (2012) Association between dietary patterns at 6 and 15 months of age and socio-demographic factors, Eur J Clin Nutr.

    Brazionis L, Smithers L,Golley R, Mittinty MN, Northstone K, Emmett P, McNaughton S, Campbell K, Lynch JW. (2012) Characterization of transition diets spanning infancy and toddlerhood: A novel, multiple time point application of Principal Component Analysis, Am J Clin Nutr,.


    Makowski D, M N Mittinty. (2010). Comparison of scoring systems for invasive pests using ROC analysis and Monte Carlo simulations, Risk Analysis, Vol 30, 6, 906-915.

    Schrader G, Macleod A, MN Mittinty, Brunel S, Kaminski K, Kehlenbeck' H, Petter F and Baker R. (2010) Enhancement of pest risk analysis techniques: Contributions to work package 3: enhancing techniques for standardising and summarising pest risk assessments-review of best practice in enhancing consistency, EPPO Bulletin, 40, 107-120.


    Mittinty MN, Chacko E, Penny R and Hossain M (2003) Multivariate nearest neighbour method of imputation, Journal of Statistics in Transition, Vol 6, No-1, pp 55-66.

  • Professional Associations

    A.Stat (Statistical Society of Australia Inc)

    Statistical Society of Australia

    New Zealand Statistical Society

    Institute of Mathematics and Statistic

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