Shrikant Bangdiwala

Dr. Bangdiwala with colleagues.

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Shrikant Bangdiwala, PhD

Research Professor, Biostatistics


Dr. Bangdiwala has over 32 years of extensive and broad experience in several multicenter epidemiological studies and randomized controlled trials in various medical fields, including injury and violence prevention, ophthalmology, cardiovascular disease, HIV/AIDS, and gastrointestinal diseases. Read More

He has over 185 peer-reviewed publications and is known as the author of the ‘agreement chart,’ a graphical display for visually assessing reliability and validity of ordinal measures, inter-rater agreement, and diagnostic tests.  He is a recognized statistical expert on global health and was designated ‘Fulbright Senior Specialist’ in Global Public Health. He professionally is driven to capacity building in statistical literacy and methodology worldwide, and thus has taught over 175 workshops and short courses at major academic institutions and international conferences, and has held visiting professor appointments at Karolinska Institutet (Sweden), Universidad de la Frontera (Chile), Universidad Nacional de Tucuman (Argentina), Universidad de Costa Rica (San José), University of South Africa (Johannesburg), Christian Medical College (Vellore, India), Universidad de Valparaiso (Chile) and the Universidad de Chile (Santiago).  He is known for teaching statistical principles using age-appropriate methods for young children. As co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Injury Control & Safety Promotion, he regularly publishes ‘Accidental Notes’, short didactic explanations of statistical issues for non-statistician researchers. He currently teaches a required capstone course to biostatistics graduate students on how to be an ‘effective collaborator statistician.’  He is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.

Active Projects

  • Hispanic Community Health Study – Study of Latinos (HCHS-SOL) – Coordinating Center
  • A Transgenerational e-Intervention for Gestational Diabetics and their Offspring
  • PROMIS Validation in Prospective Population-based Prostate Cancer Research Study
  • Conservative Treatment of Fecal Incontinence in the Elderly: Effectiveness Trial


  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • India
  • Peru
  • South Africa



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