Shrikant Bangdiwala, PhD
Shrikant Bangdiwala, PhD
Dr. Bangdiwala focuses his expertise in the statistical analysis of longitudinal multiple-center intervention and observational studies. As lead statistician on several NIH-funded randomized controlled studies and longitudinal cohort studies for over 35 years, he has had the experience of collaborating with other statisticians in developing and conducting the statistical analysis plan for multicenter studies.
He has unique experience in studying cardiometabolic risk factors as they change in children and adolescents through puberty, from being lead statistician in the Cardiovascular Health in Children (CHIC) randomized controlled and longitudinal follow-up study, as principal investigator of the Study of Latino Youth cohort study, and currently as lead statistician in the Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment Research (COPTR) randomized trials.
He is known as the creator of the "agreement chart" for displaying categorical concordance data. He also is well known for his international teaching of statistical concepts to non-statisticians.
Honors and AwardsInjury Control and Emergency Health Services (ICEHS) Section's Distinguished International Career Award
2011, American Public Health AssociationDesignated “Fulbright Senior Specialist” in Global Public Health
2005-2011, J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship BoardFulbright Research and Lectureship Award for the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine
1995, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, ChileElected member
1993, International Statistical InstituteFulbright Lectureship Award for the School of Statistics
1989-1990, Universidad de Costa Rica, San JoséNamed member of the Expert Panel on the Prevention of Traffic Accidents
1985, World Health OrganizationElected full member
1984, Sigma Xi scientific research honor societyElected member
1980, Delta Omega public health honor societyElected member (as a junior)
1974, Phi Beta Kappa undergraduate honor society
Principles of Statistical Consulting (BIOS 841)
Introduction to Clinical Trials (EPID 733)
Dr. Bangdiwala has also taught:
Data Management (BIOS 613), 2010-2011
Specialized Topics in Biostatistics for INCLEN Fellows (BIOS 140), 1993-1995
Introduction to Nonparametric Statistics (BIOS 256), 1983-2000
Public Health Statistics (BIOS 101), 1980-1982
Principles of Statistical Inference (BIOS 105)
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Introductory Biostatistics, School of Medicine
Dr. Bangdiwala has been a statistical co-investigator of several cardiovascular health trials in adults and in children, and more recently was consultant to several community-based participatory research studies focusing on obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular health, cancer and other diseases.
Currently, he is 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.
He serves as a 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.
He also holds visiting faculty appointments at the University of Valparaiso (Chile), at the University of Chile (Santiago) and at the University of South Africa (Johannesburg).
Dr. Bangdiwala is currently co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Injury Control & Safety Promotion, and was elected a member of the International Statistical Institute. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Chile from 2014-2015.
- Heart Disease and Stroke
- Injury, Violence and Safety
Smoking among US Hispanic/Latino adults: the Hispanic community health study/study of latinos. Kaplan RC, Bangdiwala SI, Barnhart JM, Castañeda SF, Gellman MD, Lee DJ, Pérez-Stable EJ, Talavera GA, Youngblood ME, Giachello AL (2014). American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 46(5), 496-506.
SAMURAI: Sensitivity analysis of a meta-analysis with unpublished but registered analytical investigations (software). Kim NY, Bangdiwala SI, Thaler K, Gartlehner G. (2014). BMC Systematic Reviews 18, 3(1), 27.
Power of statistical tests. Bangdiwala SI. (2014). International Journal of Injury Control & Safety Promotion, 21(1), 98-100.
A comparison of urban-rural injury mortality rates across two South African provinces, 2007. Sherriff B, Mackenzie S, Swart LA, Seedat MA, Bangdiwala SI, Ngude R (2014). International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion.
The Hispanic Community Children’s Health Study/Study of Latino Youth (SOL Youth): design, objectives, and procedures. 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. (2014). Annals of Epidemiology, 24(1), 29-35.
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
PhD, Biostatistics, UNC-CH, 1980
MS, Biostatistics, UNC-CH, 1978
BS, Mathematics / Statistics, UNC-CH, 1975