Carmen Lim

Member of Epidemiology and Clinical Trials Group

+61 7 3271 8674

c.lim@uq.edu.au

Dawson House, The Park Centre for Mental Health

Locked Bag 500, Archerfield, 4108, Australia

 

 

 

 

Overview

Carmen is a biostatistician in the Epidemiology and Clinical Trials Group. Her background is in medical statistics with specific interests in survival analysis, statistical computing, and causal inference. She has considerable experience in analyzing complex survey data through her work on the World Mental Health (WMH) Survey Initiative and is a senior member in the WMH remote data analyst team. Carmen works primarily in the area of psychiatric epidemiology with a particular focus on psychotic experiences, cross-national psychiatric epidemiology, and mental-physical comorbidity.

She is currently working with the EPI group on their NB-COMO project where she is using a large cross-national survey data as well as mental health registry to estimate comorbidity between mental and physical disorders. Besides this, she also provides statistical support and advice to researchers in the department on study design, data analysis, and interpretation of results. She was awarded Chartered Statistician status in 2017 by the UK Royal Statistical Society (RSS) and is a member of the Statistical Society of Australia (SSA).

Qualifications

Master of Science in Medical Statistics

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Statistics

Publications

2017

Viana MC, Lim CCW, Pereira FG, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Alonso J, Bruffaerts R, de Jonge P, Caldas-de-Almeida JM, O’Neill S, Stein DJ, Al-Hamzawi A, Benjet C, Cardoso G, Florescu S, de Girolamo G, Haro JM, Hu C, Kovess-Masfety V, Levinson D, Nakane Y, Piazza M, Posada-Villa J, Rabczenko D, Kessler RC, Scott KM (2017) Prior mental disorders and subsequent onset of chronic back pain: findings from 19 countries [The Journal of Pain, accepted]

Mcgrath JJ, Saha S, Lim CCW, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Alonso J, Andrade LH, Bromet EJ, Bruffaerts R, Caldas de Almeida JM, Cardoso G, de Girolamo G, Fayyad J, Florescu S, Gureje O, Haro JM, Kawakami N, Koenen KC, Kovess-Masfety V, Lee S, Lepine JP, McLaughlin KA, Medina-Mora ME, Navarro-Mateu F, Ojagbemi A, Posada-Villa J, Sampson N, Scott KM, Tachimori H, ten Have M, Kendler KS, Kessler RC. Trauma and psychotic experiences: transnational data from World Mental Health Survey [British Journal of Psychiatry, accepted]

Bromet EJ, Nock MK, Saha S, Lim CCW, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Al-Hamzawi A, Alonso J, Borges G, Bruffaerts R, Degenhardt L, de Girolamo G, de Jonge P, Florescu S, Gureje O, Haro JM, He YL, Hu C, Karam EG, Kovess-Masfety V,Lee S, Lepine JP, Mneimneh Z, Navarro-Mateu F, Ojagbemi A, Posada-Villa J, Sampson NA, Scott KM, Stagnaro JC, Viana MC, Xavier M, Kessler RC, McGrath JJ (2017) Psychotic experiences and suicidal thoughts and behaviours: a transnational analysis based on 33,370 respondents from 19 countries in the WHO World Mental Health Surveys

[JAMA Psychiatry]

Stein DJ, Lim CCW, Roest A, de Jonge P, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Al-Hamzawi A, Alonso J, Benjet C., Bromet EJ, Bruffaerts R, de Girolamo G, Florescu S., Gureje O, Haro JM, Harris MG, He YL, Hinkov H, Horiguchi I, Hu CY, Karam A, Karam EG, Lee S, Lepine JP, Navarro-Mateu F, Pennell BE, Piazza M, Posada-Villa J, ten Have M, Torres Y, Viana MC, Wojtyniak B, Xavier M, Kessler RC, Scott KM (2017) The cross-national epidemiology of social anxiety disorder: Data from the World Mental Health Survey Initiative [BMC Medicine]

Navarro-Mateu F, Alonso J, Lim CCW, Saha S, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Al-Hamzawi A, Andrade LH, Bromet EJ, Bruffaerts R, Chatterjee S, Degenhardt L, de Girolamo G, de Jonge P, Fayyad J, Florescu S, Gureje O, Haro JM, Hu C, Karam EG, Kovess Masfety V, Lee S, Medina-Mora ME, Ojagbemi A, Pennell BE, Piazza M, Posada-Villa J, Xavier M, Scott KM, Stagnaro JC, Kendler KS, Kessler RC, McGrath JJ (2017) The association between psychotic experiences and disability: a transnational analysis of the World Mental Health Surveys [Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica]

Koenen K C, Ratanatharathorn A, Ng L, McLaughlin KA, Bromet EJ, Stein DJ, Karam EG, Ruscio AM, Benjet C, Scott KM, Atwoli L, Petukhova M, Lim CCW, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Al-Hamzawi A, Alonso J, Bunting B, Ciutan M, de Girolamo G, Degenhardt L, Gureje O, Haro JM, Huang YQ, Kawakami N, Lee S, Navarro-Mateu F, Pennell BE, Piazza M, Sampson N, ten Have M, Torres Y, Viana MC, Williams D, Xavier M, Kessler RC (2017) Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in the World Mental Health Surveys [Psychological Medicine]

Roest A, de Jonge P, Lim CCW, Stein DJ, Al-Hamzawi A, Alonso J, Benjet C, Bruffaerts R, Bunting B, Caldas-de-Almeida JM, Ciutan M, de Girolamo G, Hu C, Levinson D, Nakamura T, Navarro-Mateu F, Piazza M, Posada-Villa J, Torres Y, Wojtyniak B, Kessler RC, Scott KM (2017) Fear and distress disorders as predictors of heart disease: a temporal perspective [Journal of Psychosomatic Research]

Ruscio AM, Hallion L, Lim CCW, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Al-Hamzawi A, Alonso J, Andrade L, Borges G, Bromet EJ, Bunting B, Caldas de Almeida JM, Demyttenaere K, Florescu S, de Girolamo G, Gureje O, Haro JM, He Y, Hinkov H, Hu C, de Jonge P, Karam EG, Lee S, Lepine JP, Levinson D, Mneimneh Z, Navarro-Mateu F, Posada-Villa J, Slade T, Stein DJ, Torres Y, Uda H, Wojtyniak B, Kessler RC, Chatterji S, Scott KM (2017) Cross-sectional Comparison of the Epidemiology of DSM-5 Generalized Anxiety Disorder Across the Globe [JAMA Psychiatry]

Wardenaar KJ, Lim CCW, Al-Hamzawi A, Alonso J, Andrade LH, Benjet C, Bunting B, de Girolamo G, Demyttenaere K, Florescu S, Gureje O, Tachimori H, Hu C, Huang YQ, Karam E, Kiejna A, Lepine JP, Navarro-Mateu F, Oakley Browne M, Piazza M, Posada-Villa J, ten Have ML, Torres Y, Xavier M, Zarkov Z, Kessler RC, Scott KM, de Jonge P (2017) The cross-national epidemiology of specific phobia in the World Mental Health Surveys [Psychological Medicine]

McGrath JJ, McLaughlin KA, Saha S, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Al-Hamzawi A, Alonso J, Bruffaerts R, de Girolamo G, de Jonge P, Esan O, Florescu S, Gureje O, Haro JM, Hu CY, Karam EG, Kovess-Masfety V, Lee S, Lepine J, Lim CCW, Medina-Mora ME, Mneimneh Z, Pennell BE, Piazza M, Posada-Villa J, Sampson N, Viana MC, Xavier M, Bromet EJ, Kendler KS, Kessler RC (2017) The association between childhood adversities and subsequent first onset of psychotic experiences: a cross-national analysis of 23,998 respondents from 17 countries [Psychological Medicine]

2016

de Jonge P, Roest AM, Lim CCW, Florescu S, Bromet EJ, Stein DJ, Harris M, Nakov V, Caldas-de-Almeida JM, Levinson D, Al-Hamzawi A, Haro JM, Viana MC, Borges G, O’Neill S, de Girolamo G, Demyttenaere K, Gureje O, Iwata N, Lee S, Hu C, Karam A, Moskalewicz J, Kovess-Masfety V, Navarro-Mateu F, Oakley Browne M, Piazza M, Posada-Villa J, Torres Y, ten Have M, Kessler RC (2016) Cross-national epidemiology of panic disorder and panic attacks in the World Mental Health Surveys [Depression and Anxiety]

Scott KM, Lim CCW, Hwang I, Adamowski T, Al-Hamzawi A, Bromet EJ, Bunting B, Ferrand MP, Florescu S, Gureje O, Hinkov H, Hu C, Karam E, Lee S, Posada-Villa J, Stein D, Tachimori H, Viana MC, Xavier M, Kessler RC (2016) The cross-national epidemiology of DSM-IV Intermittent Explosive Disorder [Psychological Medicine]

McGrath JJ, Saha S, Al-Hamzawi A, Alonso J, Andrade L, Borges G, Bromet E, Oakley-Browne M, Bruffaerts R, Caldas de Almeida JM, Fayyad J, Florescu S, de Girolamo G, Gureje O, Hu C, de Jonge P, Kovess-Masfety V, Lepine JP, Lim CCW, Navarro-Mateu F, Piazza M, Sampson N, Posada-Villa J, Kendler KS, Kessler RC (2016) The age of onset and lifetime projected risk of psychotic experiences: cross-national data from the World Mental Health Survey [Schizophrenia Bulletin]

McGrath JJ, Saha S, Al-Hamzawi A, Andrade L, Benjet C, Bromet E, Oakley-Browne M, Caldas de Almeida JM, Chiu WT, Demyttenaere K, Fayyad J, Florescu S, de Girolamo G, Gureje O, Haro JM, ten Have M, Hu C, Kovess-Masfety V, Lim CCW, Navarro-Mateu F, Sampson N, Posada-Villa J, Kendler KS, Kessler RC (2016) The bi-directional associations between psychotic experiences and DSM-IV mental disorders [American Journal of Psychiatry]

Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Loera G, Geraghty E, Ton H, Lim CCW, de Jonge P, Kessler RC, Posada-Villa J, Medina-Mora ME, Hu C, Fiestas F, Bruffaerts R, Kovess-Masfety V, Al-Hamzawi A, Levinson D, de Girolamo G, Nakane Y, ten Have M, O’Neill S, Wojtyniak B, Caldas de Almeida JM, Florescu S, Haro JM, Scott KM (2016) Associations between DSM-IV mental disorders and subsequent onset of arthritis [Journal of Psychosomatic Research]

Scott KM, Lim CCW, Al-Hamzawi A, Alonso J, Bruffaerts R, Caldas de Almeida JM, Florescu S, de Girolamo G, Hu C, de Jonge P, Kawakami N, Medina-Mora ME, Moskalewicz J, Navarro-Mateu F, O’Neill S, Piazza M, Posada-Villa J, Torres Y, Kessler RC (2016) Association of Mental disorders with subsequent chronic physical conditions: World Mental Health Surveys From 17 countries [JAMA Psychiatry]

2015

Rapsey C, Lim CCW, Al-Hamzawi A, Alonso J, Bruffaerts R, Caldas de Almeida JM, Florescu S, de Girolamo G, Hu C, Kessler RC, Kovess-Masfety V, Levinson D, Medina-Mora ME, Murphy S, Ono Y, Piazza M, Posada-Villa J, ten Have M, Wojtyniak B, Scott KM (2015) Associations between DSM-IV mental disorders and subsequent COPD diagnosis [Journal of Psychosomatic Research]

Swain NR, Lim CCW, Levinson D, Fiesta F, de Girolamo G, Moskalewicz J, Lepine JP, Posada-Villa J, Haro JM, Medina-Mora ME, Xavier M, Iwata N, de Jonge P, Bruffaerts R, O’Neill S, Kessler RC, Scott KM (2015) Associations between DSM-IV mental disorders and subsequent non-fatal, self- reported stroke [Journal of Psychosomatic Research]

McGrath JJ, Saha S, Al-Hamzawi A, Alonso J, Bromet EJ, Bruffaerts R, Caldas de Almeida JM, Chiu WT, de Jonge P, Fayyad J, Florescu S, Gureje O, Haro JM, Hu C, Kovess-Masfety V, Lepine JP, Lim CCW, Medina-Mora ME, Navarro-Mateu F, Ochoa S, Sampson N, Scott KM, Viana MC, Kessler RC (2015) Psychotic experiences in the general population: a cross-national analysis based on 31,261 respondents from 18 countries [JAMA Psychiatry]

2014

Scott KM, Al-Hamzawi A, Andrade L, Borges G, Caldas-de-Almeida JM, Fiestas F, Gureje O, Hu C, Karam E, Kawakami N, Lee S, Levinson D, Lim CCW, Navarro-Mateu F, Okoliyski M, Posada-Villa J, Torres Y, Williams DR, Zakhozha V, Kessler RC (2014) Associations between subjective social status and DSM-IV mental disorders: Results from the World Mental Health Surveys [JAMA Psychiatry]

Bruffaerts R, Demyttenaere K, Kessler RC, Tachimori H, Bunting B, Hu C, Florescu S, Haro JM, Lim CCW, Kovess-Masfety V, Levinson D, Medina-Mora ME. Piazza M, Piotrowski P, Posada-Villa J, Khalaf MS, ten Have M, Xavier M, Scott KM (2014) The Associations Between Preexisting Mental Disorders and Subsequent Onset of Chronic Headaches: A Worldwide Epidemiologic Perspective [The Journal of Pain]

Alonso J, de Jonge P, Lim CCW, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Bruffaerts R, Caldas-de-Almeida JM, Liu Z, O’Neill S, Stein DJ, Viana MC, Al-Hamzawi A, Angermeyer MC, Borges G, Ciutan M, de Girolamo G, Fiestas F, Haro JM, Hu C, Kessler RC, Lépine JP, Levinson D, Nakamura Y, Posada-Villa J, Wojtyniak BJ, Scott KM (2014) Association between mental disorders and subsequent adult onset asthma [Journal of Psychiatric Research]

de Jonge P, Alonso J, Stein DJ, Kiejna A, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Viana MC, Liu Z, O’Neill S, Bruffaerts R, Caldas-de-Almeida JM, Lepine JP, Matschinger H, Levinson D, de Girolamo G, Fukao A, Bunting B, Haro JM, Posada-Villa J, Al-Hamzawi A, Medina-Mora ME, Piazza M, Hu C, Sasu C, Lim CCW, Kessler RC, Scott KM (2014) Associations between DSM-IV mental disorders and diabetes mellitus: a role for impulse control disorders and depression [Diabetologia]

O’Neill S, Posada-Villa J, Medina-Mora M, Al-Hamzawi A, Piazza M, Tachimori H, Hu C, Lim CCW, Bruffaerts R, Lepine JP, Matschinger H, de Girolamo G, de Jonge P, Alonso J, Caldas de Almeida JM, Florescu S, Kiejna A, Levinson D, Kessler RC, Scott KM (2014) Associations between DSM-IV mental disorders and subsequent self- reported diagnosis of cancer [Journal of Psychosomatic Research]

Stein DJ, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Alonso J, Bruffaerts R, de Jonge P, Liu Z, Caldas-de-Almeida JM, O’Neill S, Viana MC, Al-Hamzawi A, Angermeyer M, Benjet C, de Graaf R, Ferry F, Kovess-Masfety V, Levinson D, de Girolamo G, Florescu S, Hu C, Kawakami N, Haro JM, Piazza M, Posada-Villa J, Wojtyniak B, Xavier M, Lim CCW, Kessler RC, Scott KM (2014) Associations between mental disorders and subsequent onset of hypertension [General Hospital Psychiatry]

2013

Scott KM, Koenen K, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Alonso J, Angermeyer M, Benjet C, Bruffaerts R, Caldas-de-Almeida JM, de Girolamo G, Florescu S, Iwata N, Levinson D, Lim CCW, Murphy S, Ormel J, Posada-Villa J, Kessler RC (2013) Associations between lifetime traumatic events and subsequent chronic physical conditions: a cross-national, cross-sectional study [PLoS ONE]

Scott KM, De Jonge P, Alonso J, Viana M, Liu Z, O’Neill S, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Bruffaerts R, Caldas-de-Almeida JM, Stein DJ, de Girolamo G, Florescu S, Hu C, Taib NI, Lepine JP, Levinson D, Matschinger H, Medina-Mora ME, Piazza M, Posada-Villa J, Uda H, Wojtyniak B, Lim CCW, Kessler RC (2013) Associations between DSM-IV mental disorders and subsequent heart disease onset: beyond depression [International Journal of Cardiology]

Scott KM, Alonso J, de Jonge P, Viana MC, Liu Z, O’Neill S, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Bruffaerts R, Caldas-de-Almeida JM, Stein DJ, Angermeyer M, Benjet C, de Girolamo G, Firuleasa IL, Hu C, Kiejna A, Kovess-Masfety V, Levinson D, Nakane Y, Piazza M, Posada-Villa J, Khalaf MS, Lim CCW, Kessler RC (2013) Associations between DSM-IV mental disorders and onset of self-reported peptic ulcer in the World Mental Health Surveys [Journal of Psychosomatic Research]

Book chapters

Scott KM, Lim CCW, Al-Hamzawi A, Alonso J, (2017) Intermittent Explosive Disorder. In Scott KM, de Jonge P & Stein DJ (Ed.), The Cross-National Epidemiology of Mental Disorders: Facts and Figures from the World Mental Health Surveys (pp. 182-194) Cambridge University Press

McGrath JJ, Saha S, Lim CCW, Gureje O, Florescu S (2017) Psychotic Experiences. In Scott KM, de Jonge P & Stein DJ (Ed.), The Cross-National Epidemiology of Mental Disorders: Facts and Figures from the World Mental Health Surveys (pp. 286-296) Cambridge University Press

Ruscio A, Hallion L, Demyttenaere K, Lee S, Lim CCW (2017) Generalized Anxiety Disorder. In Scott KM, de Jonge P & Stein DJ (Ed.), The Cross-National Epidemiology of Mental Disorders: Facts and Figures from the World Mental Health Surveys (pp. 79-92) Cambridge University Press

De Jonge P, Roest A, Lim CCW, Levinson D, Scott KM (2017) Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks. In Scott KM, de Jonge P & Stein DJ (Ed.), The Cross-National Epidemiology of Mental Disorders: Facts and Figures from the World Mental Health Surveys (pp. 93-105) Cambridge University Press

Roest A, De Jonge P, Lim CCW, Stein DJ, Medina-Mora ME, Scott KM (2017) Agoraphobia. In Scott KM, de Jonge P & Stein DJ (Ed.), The Cross-National Epidemiology of Mental Disorders: Facts and Figures from the World Mental Health Surveys (pp. 106-119) Cambridge University Press