Dr. Karabi Nandy
Associate Professor, Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Education & Experience:
I earned my masters and doctoral degrees in Statistics from the Department of Statistics at the University of Florida and my bachelor’s degree from the University of Calcutta, India. Prior to joining the UNTHSC School of Public Health in 2016, I held previous faculty positions at University of Illinois at Chicago (School of Public Health) and University of California Los Angeles (Schools of Public Health and Nursing).
Teaching Areas & Public Health Interests:
My teaching experience over the last decade has been over an entire spectrum of degree programs, from undergraduate to doctoral, in schools of public health and nursing. Courses that I have taught include regression methods, biostatistics consulting, survey sampling, survey research and questionnaire design, research designs, multivariate statistics. I have given numerous workshops in applied statistics geared towards helping researchers in nursing tackle various statistical issues involved in grant-writing such as the use of innovative designs and effective power analyses. I have had the honor and pleasure of mentoring graduate students over the years who currently hold positions across various health organizations and academic institutions. I serve as a faculty mentor to junior faculty and researchers at the Texas Center for Minority Health, Education, Research and Outreach.
Professional Activities & Awards:
I am a member of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and life member of the International Indian Statistical Association (IISA). I served as the vice president for membership and a board member in the Southern California Chapter of the American Statistical Association during 2012-2016. I serve as a reviewer for various statistical and health journals. I was recently honored with the UNTHSC School of Public Health Excellence in Teaching Award in 2018.
My solid training in theoretical statistics coupled with years of collaborations in public health, nursing and psychiatry puts me at an extremely advantageous position as a researcher at the interface of interdisciplinary and translational research. I have a tremendous interdisciplinary program of research, facilitated by intense cross-discipline collaborations, primarily centered around health disparities, related to infectious and chronic diseases, in vulnerable populations and assessing intervention programs through community-based participatory research. All these works have significant public health implications, impacting how vulnerable populations are viewed and treated. As a biostatistician, my role in these collaborations range from comprehensive (inception of study design and sampling to data analysis and dissemination) to methodologically focused. I have been a co-investigator and PI statistician on several NIH-funded grants. I am the center statistician for the Texas Center for Minority Health, Education, Research and Outreach.
In the area of statistical methods, my research interests are primarily in Survey Sampling and Experimental Design. In survey sampling, my interests are varied. I have worked in small area estimation and am currently pursuing development of survey designs that increase respondent anonymity, particularly when survey questions are on sensitive topics. In experimental design, my interest is primarily in optimal design, with focus on various design optimality for dose-response models.
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