Faculty Profile

Dr. Shankar Viswanathan, Dr.P.H.

Shankar Viswanathan, Dr.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health

Areas of Research: Multivariate Survival Analysis, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Observer agreement, Missing and Measurement error issues, Clinical Trials, Oncology, Injury prevention, Global Health, Obesity and Nutritional Epidemiology

Professional Interests

I am a biostatistician with primary area of methods research  focussing on multivariate survival analysis, missing data analysis and clinical trials. My clinical/applied area of interest includes global health, nutritional epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, injury epidemiology, oncology and organ transplantation.

Selected Publications

Jeyaseelan L, Walter SD, Shankar V, John GT. Survival analysis: an introduction. Natl Med J India. 1999 Jul-Aug;12(4):172-7.


Jeyaseelan L, Walter SD, Shankar V, John GT. Survival analysis: Cox proportional hazards model. Natl Med J India. 1999 Sep-Oct;12(5):230-3.


Richard VS, Harris VK, Shankar V, Loganathan G, Chandy GM. Clinical manifestations and survival pattern of Wilson's disease. Natl
John GT, Shankar V, Abraham AM, Mukundan U, Thomas PP, Jacob CK. Risk factors for post-transplant tuberculosis. Kidney Int. 2001 Sep;60(3):1148-53.


Sathish N, Manayani DJ, Shankar V, Abraham M, Nithyanandam G, Sridharan G., Comparison of IgM capture ELISA with a commercial rapid immunochromatographic card test & IgM microwell ELISA for the detection of antibodies to dengue viruses. Indian J Med Res. 2002 Feb;115:31-6.


Samuel V, John G, Jeyaseelan L, Shankar V, Thomas K. Choice of inotropic agent in septic shock syndrome. Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, 2002; 6: 84-91


John GT, Shankar V. Mycobacterial infections in organ transplant recipients. Semin Respir Infect. 2002 Dec;17(4):274-83.


John GT, Shankar V, Abraham AM, Talaulikar G, Mathews MS, Thomas PP, Jacob CK. Epidemiology of Systemic Mycoses among Renal Transplant Recipients in India. Transplantation 2003, 75(9), 1544-1551.

Balamurugan AN, Chang Y, Bertera S, Sands A, ShankarV, Trucco M, Bottino R. Suitability of human juvenile pancreatic islets for clinical use. Diabetologia 2006 Aug;49(8):1845-54

Guskiewicz KM, Mihalik JP, Shankar V, Marshall SW, Crowell DH, Oliaro SM, Ciocca MF, & Hooker DN.  Measurement of head impacts in collegiate football players: Relationship between head impact biomechanics and acute clinical outcome following concussion. Neurosurgery 2007 Dec; 61(6):1244-52.


Shankar V, Bangdiwala SI. Behavior of agreement measures in the presence of zero cells and biased marginal distribution. J Applied Statistics 2008 35:4, 445 - 464.


Shankar V, Jose VM, Bangdiwala SI, Thomas K. Epidemiology of Cleistanthus Collinus (Oduvan) Poisoning: Clinical Features and Risk Factors for Mortality. Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot. 2009 16(4), 223-230.


Runyan DK, Shankar V, Hassan F, Hunter WM, Jain D, Paula CS, Bangdiwala SI, Ramiro LS, Munoz, SR, Viscarra B, Bordin I. International Variations in Harsh Child Discipline. Pediatrics, 2010 Aug 2. [Epub ahead of print].


Schlecht NF, Burk RD, Nucci-Sack A, Shankar V, Peake K, Lorde-Rollins E, Porter R, Linares LO, Rojas M, Strickler HD, Diaz, A. Cervical, anal and oral hpv in an adolescent inner-city health clinic providing free vaccinations. PloS ONE,May 2012, Vol 7(5), 1-10.


Chen X, Wang Q, Cai J, Shankar V. Semiparametric additive marginal regression models for multiple type recurrent events. Lifetime Data Analysis, 2012 Oct; 18(4): 504-27.


Runyan CW, Pierce M, Shankar V, Bangdiwala SI. Can student perpetrated crime on college campuses be predicted at the time of admissions? Injury Prevention, 2013,19:405-411. 


Bangdiwala SI, Shankar V. The agreement chart. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2013 Jul 29;13(1):97.


Shankar V, Bangdiwala SI. Observer agreement paradoxes in 2x2 tables: comparison of various agreement indices. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2014, 14 :100


Linares LO, Shankar, V, Schlecht NF, Nucci-Sack A, Strickler HD, Peake K, Weiss J, Burke RD, Diaz A. The Contribution of Psychosocial Risk to Human Papillomavirus Infection in Disadvantaged Female Youth Enrolled in a Free Vaccination Program. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. May 15, 2015.


Marshall SW, Guskiewicz KM, Shankar V, McCrea M, Cantu RC. Epidemiology of sports-related concussion in seven US high school and collegiate sports. Injury Epidemiology (2015) 2:13, DOI 10.1186/s40621-015-0045-4

Schlecht NF, Diaz A, Shankar V,  Szporn AH, Wu M, Nucci-Sack A, Peake K, Strickler HD, Burk RD. Risk of Anogenital Hpv Infection and Associated Cytological Abnormalities in Sexually-Active Female Youth Vaccinated with the Quadrivalent Vaccine. Journal of Infectious Diseases (2016) doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiw486  First published online: October 12, 2016

Ohri N, Kabarriti R, Bodner WR, Mehta KJ, Shankar V, Halmos B, Haigentz M; Rapkin B, Guha C, Garg M. Continuous Activity Monitoring during Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy. International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 Apr 1;97(5):1061-1065.


Teel EF, Marshall SW, Shankar V, McCreaM, Guskiewicz KM. Effect of on-field and intrinsic factors on acute concussion recovery in athletes. Journal of Athletic Training 2017;52(3):288–298.


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