I am an applied biostatistician and most of my research work is collaborative in nature. In my career, I have had the opportunity to become involved in different collaborative research projects in many different areas.
Currently, I am collaborating or have previously collaborated with nephrologists, graduate students, epidemiologists, rheumatologists, psychiatrists, radiologists, an obstetrician and gynecologist, a gastroenterologist, a physical therapist and a neurologist.
Biostatisticians collaborate with clinical faculties in the design, conduct and analysis of clinical research. The knowledge I have garnered through my education and research experiences in biostatistics has trained me to apply innovative biostatistical techniques to understand, investigate and evaluate public health-related questions.
The need for biostatistical, epidemiological and public health collaborative research to identify appropriate public health prevention strategies are growing. I believe that carrying out collaborative research to understand public health related questions and disease etiology is essential.
In order to achieve this goal, there is important work to do through collaborative efforts in biostatistics, epidemiology, clinical research and public health. Research in biostatistics covers a wide range of theory and methods applicable to health-related fields such as medicine, biology, environmental health, genetics, and so on.
One of my most significant research contributions is my training of graduate students in the theoretical and practical aspects of biostatistical methods. I am very committed to support students to publish their research findings as is evidenced by graduate student co-authorship of 34 manuscripts already published in peer-reviewed journals and 4 are in progress to date (July 2017)
MSc, University of Alberta, 1986
MSc, Punjabi University, India, 1981
BSc, Kurukshetra University, India, 1979
- #1 Professor – Large Class, School of Public Health Students’ Association, 2016
- Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, University of Alberta, 2014
- Excellence in Teaching Lifetime Achievement, School of Public Health Students’ Association, 2013
- Teaching Award – Large Class, School of Public Health Students’ Association, 2012
- No teaching award was given out by Students’ Association in 2009, 2010 and 2011
- Faculty of the Year, Public Health Sciences Student’s Association, 2008
- Faculty of the Year, Public Health Sciences Student’s Association, 2005
- Faculty of the Year, Public Health Sciences Student’s Association, 2001