Dr Vani Lakshmi R

Assistant Professor

Editorial & Social Media Coordinator, PSPH

Department of Data Science


    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. 



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
MBA Quality Management BITS-Pilani Pursuing
Certificate Course Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Anexas Europe 2021
National Eligibility Test (NET) Population Studies University Grants Commission 2019
PhD Statistics Pondicherry University 2016
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


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.

2021 Neetha Shenoy Vasudev Ballal Usha Rani Himani Kotian Vani Lakshmi R

Pan African Medical Journal.

Micro-Raman spectroscopy analysis of optically trapped erythrocytes in jaundice.

2020 Jacob Sanu Susan Aseefhali Bankapur Surekha Barkur Mahendra Acharya Santhosh Chidangil Pragna Rao Asha Kamath R. Vani Lakshmi Prathap M. Baby | Raghavendra K. Rao

Frontiers in physiology.

Manipal Inventory of Depression, Anxiety and Stress (MIDAS).

2020 Dr Shreemathi S Mayya Dr Maxie Martis Dr Vani Lakshmi R Dr Deepa M Rasquinha

A Self Report Inventory to assess depression, anxiety and Stress among grade 11 and 12  students.