CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
Dr Vani Lakshmi R is an Assistant Professor for Post Graduate Courses in Biostatistics at the Department of Data Science, Prasanna School of Public Health and Allied Health (UG and PG Programmes). She teaches biostatistics courses for nursing, life sciences, public health and hospital administration students. She serves as the research supervisor for MSc Biostatistics and MSc Data Science student projects.
She is the editorial coordinator and social media coordinator for PSPH. She is the co-ordinator (placements, alumni relations and industry collaborations) for the Department of Data Science and member, career counseling cell, PSPH.
SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
|Subject||Semester / Year|
|Introductory Biostatistics for Healthcare Administrators||Year 1 - Block 2|
|Introductory Biostatistics for Healthcare Administrators||Year 1 - Block 1|
|Applied Multivariate Analysis||Year 2 - Semester 3|
|Multivariate Methods for Machine Learning||Year 2 - Semester 3|
|Nursing Research and Statistics||Year 1|
|Design and Analysis of Experiments||Year 1 - Semester 2|
|Design and Analysis of Clinical Experiments||Year 1 - Semester 2|
|Biostatistics and Mathematics||Year 1 - Semester I|
|Biostatistics (Theory and Practicals in EZR)||Year 3 - Semester V|
|Research Methodology (Part B: Biostatistics)||MPhil (Stem Cell Technology and Regenerative Biology)|
|Laboratory Methodologies (Part B), Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Ethics||Year 1 - Semester 1|
|Degree||Specialisation||Institute||Year of passing|
|Certificate Course||Lean Six Sigma Black Belt||Anexas Europe||2021|
|National Eligibility Test (NET)||Population Studies||University Grants Commission||2019|
|MSc||Statistics||University of Madras (Loyola College, Chennai)||2012|
|BSc - Computer Applications||Triple Major in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science.||Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala||2010|
|Institution / Organisation||Designation||Role||Tenure|
|Prasanna School of Public Health, Manipal Academy of Higher Education||Assistant Professor||Academic & Publications; Research & Projects; Editorial & Social Media Coordinator.||July 2019 - Present|
AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
Area of Research
Applied Statistics, Multivariate Analysis, Tool Development and Data Mining
Assessment of knowledge, attitude and practices among dental practitioners on methods of infection control while carrying out dental procedures during novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Pan African Medical Journal.
Micro-Raman spectroscopy analysis of optically trapped erythrocytes in jaundice.
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Frontiers in physiology.
Manipal Inventory of Depression, Anxiety and Stress (MIDAS).
A Self Report Inventory to assess depression, anxiety and Stress among grade 11 and 12 students.