Funded PhD Opportunity in the Atlantic Climate Research Collaboration

About the Project: As part of the Atlantic Canada Climate Research Collaboration (jointly funded by the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute, and Research Nova Scotia), we are recruiting a PhD student in Statistics at Dalhousie University. The studentship is full-time, based on campus at the Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Click here for further details. 

Sanja StanojevicPhD

Associate Professor


Fax: 902-420-8569
Mailing Address: 
5790 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 1V7
Research Topics:
  • Biostatistics
  • Analysis of longitudinal data
  • Respiratory epidemiology
  • Respiratory physiology
  • Lung growth and development
  • Cystic Fibrosis Epidemiology


  • PhD (University College London 2009)
  • MSc (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2005)
  • BSc (University of Western Ontario 2003)

Research interests

My research program focuses on challenging paradigms in respiratory medicine to develop evidence-based clinical tools to ensure patients receive accurate diagnoses and appropriate management of their disease.  Harnessing secondary data sources to identify innovative data-driven solutions to answer clinically relevant questions, my program of research investigates 1) methodologies to characterise the growth and development of the lungs across the life course, 2) data-driven approaches to improve interpretation of respiratory outcomes, and 3) the translation of novel outcomes to the bedside.

Selected publications

  • Cooper BG, Stocks J, Hall GL, et al. The Global Lung Function Initiative (GLI) Network: bringing the world's respiratory reference values together. Breathe (Sheff). 2017;13(3):e56‐e64. doi:10.1183/20734735.012717
  • Stanojevic S, Davis SD, Retsch-Bogart G, et al. Progression of Lung Disease in Preschool Patients with Cystic Fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017;195(9):1216‐1225. doi:10.1164/rccm.201610-2158OC
  • Oude Engberink E, Ratjen F, Davis SD, Retsch-Bogart G, Amin R, Stanojevic S. Inter-test reproducibility of the lung clearance index measured by multiple breath washout. Eur Respir J. 2017;50(4):1700433. Published 2017 Oct 5. doi:10.1183/13993003.00433-2017
  • Stanojevic S, Sykes J, Stephenson AL, Aaron SD, Whitmore GA. Development and external validation of 1- and 2-year mortality prediction models in cystic fibrosis. Eur Respir J. 2019;54(3):1900224. Published 2019 Sep 5. doi:10.1183/13993003.00224-2019
  • Stephenson AL, Sykes J, Berthiaume Y, et al. A clinical tool to calculate post-transplant survival using pre-transplant clinical characteristics in adults with cystic fibrosis. Clin Transplant. 2017;31(6):10.1111/ctr.12950. doi:10.1111/ctr.12950

Select Awards & Publications

  • UK Association of Respiratory Technology and Physiology, Award for Services to Respiratory Medicine (2020)
  • European Respiratory Society Cystic Fibrosis Research Award (2018)
  • European Respiratory Society Paediatric Research Award (2011)
  • Klosterfrau Foundation Excellence in Paediatric Asthma Research Award (2010)


  • Principles of Biostatistics (CHE 5019)
  • Biostatistical Modelling (CHE 6019)