Sabrina Mai Nielsen is a Biostatistics and Clinical Epidemiology Fellow at ‘Musculoskeletal Statistics Unit’ at the Parker Institute and a PhD student enrolled at the Department of Clinical Research, within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Southern Denmark. Sabrina is co-affiliated with the Parker Institute, and The Rheumatology Research Unit, Department of Rheumatology, Odense University Hospital and University of Southern Denmark.
Sabrina graduated as a Bachelor in Food Science in 2013 and as a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition in August 2015 from University of Copenhagen. Both educations included additional elective subjects within biostatistics. Her thesis ‘Marine Oil Supplements for Arthritis Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials’ was prepared in collaboration with the Parker Institute. Sabrina has been employed as a research assistant at Musculoskeletal Statistics Unit, the Parker Institute since December 2015 and is primarily involved in preparing Statistical Analysis Plans (SAPs; i.e. co-authoring SAPs), conducting the analyses, and reporting the findings in respected journals - according to ICMJE standards - following the guidance from the EQUATOR network. In addition to this, Sabrina has been the principal investigator on systematic reviews (with evidence synthesis) on different topics although mostly related to Musculoskeletal Conditions.
Sabrina is already internationally a respected methodologist due to her broad field of biostatistical methods in medical research. This field covers a range of clinical epidemiological problems, with meta-research, study designs, and the development of statistical analysis plans. Stressing the importance of classical statistical methods (incl. transparent reporting of these), Sabrina is responsible for the development and analysis of numerous research projects, both within and outside of the Parker Institute and the Department of Rheumatology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark and she has published several peer reviewed articles (see link below).
Since the 1st of November 2018, Sabrina has been enrolled as a PhD student at Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark with the PhD project ‘Contextual factors in rheumatology: A PhD study within biostatistics and clinical epidemiology’. The project is part of an international initiative within the organization ’Outcome Measures in Rheumatology’ (OMERACT), where Sabrina is the fellow of the ‘Contextual Factors Working Group’ (CFWG).