Shrikant Bangdiwala, PhD




Research Professor

Curriculum Vitae
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile

137 E. Franklin St.
Suite 203
Campus Box 8030
Chapel Hill 27514-4145

T: 919-962-3266
F: 919-962-6265



1980 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill PhD, Biostatistics
1978 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill MS, Biostatistics
1975 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill BS, Mathematics/Statistics


BIOS 841 Principles of Statistical Consulting  
EPID 733 Clinical Trials in Epidemiology  

Research interests

  •  Applied areas: Cardiovascular disease, Obesity, Global health, Injury & violence prevention
  •  Methodological areas: Nonparametric methods, Methodology for clinical trials, Reliability and validity of diagnostic tests, Graphical methods for descriptive analyses

Research activities

I have been statistical co-investigator of several cardiovascular health trials in adults and in children, and more recently consultant to several community-based participatory research studies focusing on obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular, cancer and other diseases. Currently I am the PI for the Study of Latino Youth, a cross-sectional look at acculturation and cardiometabolic risk factors in children 8-16 whose parents are participating in the longitudinal Hispanic Community Health Study.  I serve as member of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the CDC and as chair of the Multinational Data and Safety Monitoring Board of the NIAID Division of AIDS at NIH. I also hold visiting faculty appointments at the University of Valparaiso (Chile), at the University of Chile (Santiago) and at the University of South Africa (Johannesburg).  I am currently co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Injury Control & Safety Promotion, and was elected member of the International Statistical Institute. I will be a Fulbright Scholar in Chile in 2014-2015.

Staff/administrative responsibilities

Senior Statistician, UNC Injury Prevention Research Center;
Senior Statistician, Biostatistics Support Unit, UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Senior Statistician, UNC Sheps Center for Health Services Research

Key publications

Kaplan RC, Bangdiwala SI, Barnhart JM, Castañeda SF, Gellman MD, Lee DJ, Pérez-Stable EJ, Talavera GA, Youngblood ME, Giachello AL. “Smoking among US Hispanic/Latino adults: the Hispanic community health study/study of latinos,”  American Journal of Preventive Medicine 46(5):496-506 (2014) .

Kim NY, Bangdiwala SI, Thaler K, Gartlehner G. “SAMURAI: Sensitivity analysis of a meta-analysis with unpublished but registered analytical investigations (software),”  BMC Systematic Reviews 18;3(1):27 (2014) . [Epub ahead of print]

Bangdiwala SI.  “Power of statistical tests,” International Journal of Injury Control & Safety Promotion 21(1):98-100 (2014). 

Sherriff B, Mackenzie S, Swart LA, Seedat MA, Bangdiwala SI, Ngude R.  “A comparison of urban-rural injury mortality rates across two South African provinces, 2007,” International Journal of Injury Control & Safety Promotion Jan 28 (2014)  . [Epub ahead of print]

Isasi CR, Carnethon MR, Ayala GX, Arredondo E, Bangdiwala SI, Daviglus ML, Delamater AM, Eckfeldt JH, Perreira K, Himes JH, Kaplan RC, Van Horn L. “The Hispanic Community Children’s Health Study/Study of Latino Youth (SOL Youth): design, objectives, and procedures,” Annals of Epidemiology 24(1):29-35 (2014) .