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Professor Bhramar Mukherjee 

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Overseas Fellow,

Bhramar Mukherjee is currently appointed as John D. Kalbfleisch Distinguished University Professor, Siobán D. Harlow Collegiate Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics; Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Professor, Global Public Health, University of Michigan School of Public Health. In August of 2024, Dr. Mukherjee will join the faculty at Yale University as Anna M.R. Lauder  Professor of Biostatistics and Professor of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health. She will serve as the inaugural Senior Associate Dean of Public Health Data Science and Data Equity at YSPH, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Statistics and Data Science. Her research interests include statistical methods for analysis of electronic health records, studies of gene-environment interaction, Bayesian methods, shrinkage estimation, analysis of multiple pollutants. Collaborative areas are mainly in cancer, cardiovascular diseases, reproductive health, exposure science and environmental epidemiology. She has co-authored more than 390 publications in statistics, biostatistics, medicine and public health. She is the founding director of the University of Michigan’s summer institute on Big Data. Bhramar is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Bhramar was inducted into the National Academy of Medicine in 2022. She is the recipient of many awards for her scholarship, service and teaching at the University of Michigan and beyond. Recent major awards include the Karl E Peace Award for statistical contribution towards betterment of society awarded by The American Statistical Association, the Sacks Award from National Institute of Statistical Sciences, the Distinguished Science Alumnae Award from Purdue University, and the Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science from Harvard University. Bhramar and her team took an active role in modeling the SARS-CoV-2 virus trajectory in India during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been covered by major media outlets like Reuters, BBC, NPR, NYT, WSJ, Der Spiegel, Australian National Radio and the Times of India.