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Shankar Viswanathan, DrPH, MSc


Dr. Shankar Viswanathan is an assistant professor of biostatistics at the Division of Biostatistics, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. Dr. Viswanathan has a doctoral degree in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He worked as a faculty at Christian Medical College, Vellore, India and as a graduate research assistant and member of the Biostatistical Core Unit at the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC), Chapel Hill.

He is a trained injury biostatistician and has been working in the field of injury prevention for almost two decades. He specializes in the methodological issues in injury research and his special interest areas are biostatistics, child abuse and neglect, violence prevention and sports injuries. He has collaborated on World Studies of Abuse in the Family Environment (WorldSAFE) and currently collaborates on multiple studies on injury prevention and safety promotion with a special focus on inflicted traumatic brain injuries in children. He has conducted over 30 methodological workshops and was one of the co-instructors at the Safety 2012 and Safety 2016 World Injury and Prevention Conference –preconference workshops. 

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