Dr. Asha Kamath

Associate Director - PSPH; Professor & Head - Department of Data Science

Department of Data Science


    Dr. Asha Kamath is Associate Director, PSPH, and is Professor & Head Department of Data Science, PSPH, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal. Dr Kamath is an expert in research methodology and biostatistics.  She regularly undertakes statistical consultancy for medical researchers and supervises research among medical postgraduates. She is a panel member on the PhD committee of MAHE. 

    Dr. Kamath has worked extensively in the designing and analysis of epidemiological studies, clinical trials, model building, Bayesian analysis, Time series analysis of health and climate data, and allied health fields such as adolescent health and geriatrics. She has been a part of several collaborations, both nationally and internationally and has been an investigator/co-investigator on several projects for ICMR and other reputed institutions grant from the University of Alabama at Birmingham International Training and Research in Environmental and Occupational Health program from the National Institutes of Health-Fogarty International Center (NIH-FIC) for developing R manual for time series analysis.

    She is a Life member of the Indian Society for Medical Statistics (ISMS). Dr Kamath has published more than 175 articles in national and international journals which have been indexed in SCOPUS and PubMed databases. She has written six chapters in books and has served as a resource person in workshops as a research methodologist as well as a statistician. 


Subject Semester / Year
Epidemiology and Health Surveys Year I
Survival analysis Year I


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Ph.D. Bayesian approach to sample size determination MAHE, Manipal 2010
MPS Indian Institute of Population Studies 2003
MPHIL Natural exponential family with quadratic variance function Pune University 1990
M.Sc. (Master of Science) Statistics University of Mangalore 1985


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Prasanna School of Public Health Associate Director 2019 - Present
Department of Data Science, PSPH Professor & Head, Department of Statistics March 2018- Present
Department of Data Science Associate Professor October 2017- Feb 2018
Department of Community Medicine, KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 2014-2017
Department of Community Medicine, KMC, Manipal Selection Grade Lecturer 2003-2014
Department of Community Medicine, KMC, Manipal Lecturer (Biostatistics) 1995-2003
Department of Community Medicine, KMC, Manipal Statistician 1990-1995


Area of Research

Design and conduct of epidemiological studies, Randomization in intervention studies, Data analysis, Linear modeling, survival analysis, Sample size determination, Bayesian analysis.

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Memeber of International Biometric Society (India chapter)
  • Life member of Indian Society for Medical Statistics (ISMS)
  • Reviewer: Indian Journal of Medical Research
  • Article Editor for SAGE OPEN
  • Grant Reviewer for Welcome Trust Proposals