Santu Ghosh

Associate Professor

Santu Ghosh

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Population Health Science: Epidemiology

The Graduate School


Dr. Santu Ghosh is an assistant professor in the department of biostatistics and epidemiology, from May 2015. He received his PhD from Northern Illinois University in 2013. He was a postdoc fellow in the medical school at Wayne State University from 2013-2015. Dr. Ghosh is currently working on developing Bayesian methodology for clinical trials, such as non-inferiority trials, enrichment trials. Alongside, he is expanding his research interests to include Meta Analysis, Network Data Analysis, and Ranked Set sample.


  • Ph.D., Mathematical Statistics and Probability Northern Illinois University, 2013

Awards & Honors

  • Travel Award Southern Region Council on Statistics, 2018

  • Certificate of Merit (Superior academic achievement) Department of Mathematical Sciences, Northern Illinois University, 2013

  • Mathematical Association Membership Award in recognition of an outstanding scholar Department of Mathematics, University of New Orleans, 2008

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • STAT 9300

    Dissertation Research
  • STAT 7640

    Generalized Linear Models I
  • STAT 8890

    Readings and Research
  • STAT 7720

    Survival Analysis
  • STAT 9140

    Generalized Linear Models II

Teaching Interests

Mathematical Statistics, Statistical Inference, Biostatistics, Bootstrap, Stochastic Processes, Statistical Methods of Forecasting.


Selected Recent Publications

  • COVID-19 Disruption of Nursing Education and the Effects on Students' Academic and Professional Confidence., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Effects of Race, Cardiac Mass, and Cardiac Load on Myocardial Function Trajectories from Childhood to Young Adulthood: The Augusta Heart Study., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Large-scale Simultaneous Testing using Kernel Density Estimation, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Central Vascular Thrombosis in Neonates with Congenital Heart Disease Awaiting Cardiac Intervention., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Demographic and Risk-Factor Differences between Users and Non-Users of Unscheduled Healthcare among Pediatric Outpatients with Persistent Asthma., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Application of Bayesian Statistics in Biomedicine, Clinical trials, Network Meta -Analysis, Bootstrap, Observed Confidence Levels, Analysis of Network Graph Models, and Ranked Set sample.

Department Service

  • Graduate Program Director (PhD in Biostatistics) 2021 - Present

  • PhD dissertation- Bichna 2020 - Present

    Role: Other
  • PhD Dissertation-Rongrong Wang 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Student Advisor- Kathryn McDonald 2020 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Dissertation Committee - Henry Claussen 2019 - Present

    Role: Other

University Service

  • Statistical Consulting: KIRSO Project 2021 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Statistical Consulting Service to Rajan Kapoor'sProject 2020 - 2021

    Role: Other
  • Statistical Consulting: Mary K Gaffney's project 2020 - 2020

    Role: Other
  • Statistical Consulting Service for Advaita Punjala-Patel 2019 - 2019

  • Statistical Consulting Service for Meghan Nelson 2019 - 2019

Professional Service

  • The Journal of ECT 2015 - Present

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor
  • Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics 2020 - 2021

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Journal of Applied Statistics 2020 - 2020

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Reserach 2020 - 2020

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Bioinformatics 2019 - 2020

    Role: Reviewer