Who's Who

Martyn Plummer

Statistician

Infections and Cancer Epidemiology Group


Specialty:

Statistics/Epidemiology

Academic Degrees

YearDegreeMajorInstitutionTownCountry
2010PhDEpidemiologySt Johnís CollegeCambridgeUK
1990DiplomaMathematical StatisticsWolfson CollegeCambridgeUK
1987Bachelorís DegreeMathematics St Johnís CollegeCambridgeUK


Current Research Projects

  • Sensitivity diagnostics for Bayesian hierarchical models
    IARC (Co-partner), University of Zurich

  • The R project for statistical computing
    IARC (Co-partner), The R Foundation

  • Burden of cancer attributable to infections
    IARC (Coordinator)

  • Comprehensive assessment of H. pylori antigens and other infectious pathogens in the aetiology of gastric and oesophageal cancer subtypes
    IARC (Co-partner), University of Oxford


Selected Publications

Drton M, Plummer M. (2017) A Bayesian information criterion for singular models (with discussion). J Royal Stat Soc 79: 323-380.

Plummer M, de Martel C, Vignat J, Ferlay J, Bray F, Franceschi S. (2016) Global burden of cancers attributable to infections in 2012: a synthetic analysis. Lancet Global Health 4: e609-616.

Plummer M, Franceschi S, Vignat J, Forman D, de Martel C. (2015) Global burden of gastric cancer attributable to Helicobacter pylori. Int J Cancer 136: 487-490.

de Martel C, Shiels MS, Franceschi S, Simard EP, Vignat J, Hall HI, Engels EA, Plummer M. (2015) Cancers attributable to infections among adults with HIV in the United States. AIDS 29: 2173-2181.

de Martel C, Maucort-Boulch D, Plummer M, Franceschi S. (2015) World-wide relative contribution of hepatitis B and C viruses in hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatology 62: 1190-1200.

Scientific Societies Membership

Member of the R core development team (http://www.r-project.org) and co-president of the R Foundation
Associate Editor of Biometrics, Statistics and Computing, The Journal of Statistical Software