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 MS, Biology
1978 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill MS, Statistics
1975 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill BS, Mathematics/Statistics


BIOS 841 Principles of Statistical Consulting Syllabus
EPID 733 clinical Trials in Epidemiology  

Research interests

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Clinical trials
  • Global health
  • Injury prevention
  • Violence prevention

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 am designated as a ‘Fulbright Senior Specialist’ in Global Public Health and a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. I also hold visiting faculty appointments at the University of Valparaiso (Chile), and at University of Chile in Santiago. I served as Statistical Editor of the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, am currently co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Injury Control & Safety Promotion, and was elected member of the International Statistical Institute. Topics of research interests: Nonparametric methods, Methodology for clinical trials, Reliability and validity of diagnostic tests, Graphical methods for descriptive analyses

Staff/administrative responsibilities

Chair, Biostatistics Awards Committee Director, Biostatistics & Computer Support Core, Injury Prevention Research Center Senior Statistician, Biostatistics Support Unit, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Director, Biometry Core, Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, School of Medicine

Key publications

Bangdiwala SI, Haedo AS, Natal ML, Villaveces A. (2008) Graphical interpretation of diagnostic tests using the agreement chart and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology: vol.61, p.866-874

Shankar V, Bangdiwala SI (2008) Behavior of agreement measures in the presence of zero cells and biased marginal distributions. Journal of Applied Statistics: vol.35, p.445-464.

Tiwari G, Bangdiwala S, Saraswat A, Gaurav S. (2007) Survival analysis: Pedestrian risk exposure at signalized intersections. Transportation Research Part F: vol.10, p.77-89.

Bangdiwala SI, Niswade A, Ughade S, Zodpey S. (2006) Integrating results from formative phase studies for informing the design of intervention studies on neonatal health in India. World Health and Population: vol.1, p.1-10.

Bangdiwala SI. (2006) Evaluation of injury prevention intervention programs in occupational settings: Statistical considerations (in Spanish). Ciencia y Trabajo: vol.8, p.31-36.