Dr. Kim is the founder at Missional Consulting Group. He received Ph.D. in Biostatisics from Harvard University and M.Div. in Theology from Biblical Theological Seminary.
His expertise is in epidemiological study methods, big data analysis (of microarrays in genomics, electronic health records, social media, or GIS), causal inference, and monitoring and evaluation of community health programs.
He is also a full-time faculty at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. |
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Kim RS, A New Comparison of Nested Case-Control and Case-Cohort Designs and Methods, European Journal of Epidemiology [In press]
Kim RS, Ashley JD, Corcoran ME, A Nationally Representative Economic Survey Five Months after the Haitian Earthquake: Radical Changes in Household Members and Gender Discrepancy in Employment Retention, Statistical Journal of the International Association of Official Statistics [In press]
Stanton CA, Moadel AB, Kim RS, Weinberger AH, Shuter J. Loneliness in HIV-infected smokers, AIDS Care, 2014: DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2014.963017 [In press].
Shuter J, Moadel AB, Kim RS, Weinberger AH, Stanton CA, Self-efficacy to quit in HIV-infected smokers, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 2014: DOI:10.1093/ntr/ntu136 [In press]
Kaplan R, Avil?s-Santa L, Parrinello CM, Hanna D, Jung M, Casta?eda SF, Hankinson AL, Isasi C, Birnbaum-Weitzman O, Kim RS, Daviglus M, Talavera GA, Schneiderman N, Cai J, Body mass index, sex and cardiovascular disease risk factors among Hispanic / Latino adults: Hispanic Community Health Study / Study of Latinos, Journal of the American Heart Association, 2014;3:e000923 doi: 10.1161/JAHA.114.000923 [In press]
Kim RS, Kaplan R, Analysis of Secondary Outcomes in Nested Case-Control Study Designs, Statistics in Medicine, 2014:33 (24): 4215-26
Kuniholm MH, Jung M, Everhart JE, Cotler S, Heiss G, McQuillan G, Kim RS, Thyagarajan B, Youngblood M, Kaplan RC, Ho G, Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in US Hispanics/Latinos: Results from the NHANES 2007-2010 and HCHS/SOL Studies, Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2014: 209 (10): 1585-90
Kim RS, Analysis of Nested Case-Control Study Designs: Revisiting the Inverse Probability Weighting Method, Communications for Statistical Applications and Methods, 2013: 20(6): 455?66
Kim RS, Lesser Known Facts about Nested Case-Control Designs, Editorial, Journal of Translational Medicine & Epidemiology, 2013: 1(1): 1007.
Ziegenbalg A, Prados-Rosales R, Jenny-Avital ER, Kim RS, Casadevall A, Achkar JM, Immunogenicity of Mycobacterial Vesicles in Humans: Identification of a New Tuberculosis Antibody Biomarker, Tuberculosis, 2013;93:448-55
Kotorashvili A, Ramnauth A, Liu C, Lin J, Yee K, Kim RS, Rohan T, Fineberg S, Loudig O, Effective DNA/RNA co-extraction for analysis of microRNAs, mRNAs, and genomic DNA from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded specimen, PLoS ONE, 2012;7(4): e34683
Kim RS, Avivar-Valderas A, Estrada Y, Bragado P, Sosa MS, Aguirre-Ghiso JA, Segall JE, Dormancy signatures and metastasis in estrogen receptor positive and negative breast cancer, PLoS ONE, 2012; 7(4): e35569
Krupka M, Seydel K, Manix C, Yee K, Kim RS, Lin C, Calder R, Petersen C, Taylor T, Daily J. Mild Plasmodium falciparum malaria following an episode of severe malaria is associated with induction of the interferon pathway in Malawian children. Infection and Immunity 2012;80(3):1150-5
Heo M, Kim RS, Wylie-Rosetta J, Allison DB, Heymsfield SB, Faith MS, Inverse Association between Fruit and Vegetable Intake and BMI even after Controlling for Demographic, Socioeconomic and Lifestyle Factors. Obesity Facts, 2011;4(6):449-55.
Kim RS, Lin J, Multi-level Mixed Effects Models for Bead Arrays. Bioinformatics 2011; 27(5): 633?640.
Loudig O, Brandwein-Gensler M, Kim RS, Lin J, Isayeva T, Liu C, Segall JE, Kenny PA, Prystowsky MB, Illumina Whole-Genome DASL Platform: Assessing Its Performance in Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded Samples and Its Applicability for Identification of Invasion Pattern-Related Genes in Aggressive Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma", Human Pathology. 2011 Dec;42(12):1911-22
Oh KJ, Singh P, Lee K, Foss K, Lee S, Park M, Lee S, Aluvila S, Park M, Singh P, Kim RS, Symersky J, Walters DE. Conformational changes in BAK, a pore-forming proapoptotic Bcl-2 family member, upon membrane insertion and direct evidence for the existence of BH3:BH3 contact interface in BAK homooligomers. J Biol Chem. 2010 Sep 10;285(37):28924-37.
Weitz R, Salden R, Kim RS, Heffernan N, Comparing Worked Examples and Tutored Problem Solving: Pure vs. Mixed Approaches, In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Austin, TX, 2010, pp. 2876-2881.
Kim RS, Weitz R, Heffernan N, Krach N, Tutored Problem Solving vs. ˇ°Pureˇ± Worked Examples, In N.A. Taatgen, H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Cognitive Science Society, Austin, TX, 2009, pp. 3121?3126
Kesari S, Kim RS, Markos V, Drappatz J, Wen PY, Pruitt AA, Prognostic Factors in Adult Brainstem Gliomas: A Multicenter, Retrospective Analysis of 101 Cases. Journal of Neuro-Oncology, 2008; 88:175?183.
Kim RS, Ji H, Wong WH, An improved distance measure between the expression profiles linking co-expression and co-regulation in mouse, BMC Bioinformatics, 2006;7:44. PMCID: PMC1403805
Doherty L, Gigas DC, Kesari S, Drappatz J, Kim RS, Zimmerman J, Ostrowsky L, Wen PY. Pilot study of the combination of EGFR and mTOR inhibitors in recurrent malignant gliomas. Neurology, 2006;67:156-158
Oh KJ, Barbuto S, Meyer N, Kim RS, Collier R, Korsmeyer S, Conformational Changes in BID, a Pro-apoptotic BCL-2 Family Member, upon Membrane Binding, J. Biol. Chem., 2005; 280: 753-767
Goodison S, Sloan D, Kim RS, Li C, Popescu N, Urquidi V, The RhoGAP protein DLC-1 functions as a metastasis suppressor in breast cancer cells. Cancer Research, 2005;65: 6042-6053. PMCID: PMC1360170
Bardeesy N, Kim M, Xu J, Kim RS, Shen Q, Bosenberg MW, Wong WH, Chin L, The Role of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor signaling in RAS-driven Melanoma, Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2005;25;4176-4188. PMCID: PMC1087708
Bachoo R*, Kim RS* (co-first authors), Ligon K*, Maher E, Brennan C, Billings N, Chan S, Li C, Rowitch D, Wong WH, DePinho R, Molecular diversity of astrocytes with implications for neurological disorders, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2004; 101: 8384-8389. PMCID: PMC420403
Mildvan D, Bosch RJ, Kim RS, Spritzler J, Haas DW, Kuritzkes D, Kagan J, Nokta M, DeGruttola V, Moreno M, Landay A., Immunophenotypic Markers and Antiretroviral Therapy (IMART): T Cell Activation and Maturation Help Predict Treatment Response. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2004;189:1811-1820.
Munshi N, Hideshima T, Carrasco D, Shammas M, Auclair D, Davies F, Mitsiades N, Mitsiades C, Kim RS, Li C, Rajkumar SV, Fonseca R, Bergsagel L, Chauhan D, Anderson K, Identification of genes modulated in multiple myeloma using genetically identical twin samples Blood, Mar 2004; 103: 1799-1806.
Chauhan D, Li G, Auclair D, Hideshima T, Richardson P, Podar K, Mitsiades N, Mitsiades C, Li C, Kim RS, Munshi N, Chen L, Wong WH, Anderson K, Identification of genes regulated by 2-methoxyestradiol (2ME2) in multiple myeloma cells using oligonucleotide arrays, Blood, 2003; 101: 3606-3614.
Valdez H, Connick E, Smith KY, Lederman MM, Bosch RJ, Kim RS, St Clair M, Kuritzkes DR, Kessler H, Fox L, Blanchard-Vargas M, Landay A; AIDS Clinical Trials Group Protocol 375 Team, Limited immune restoration after 3 years' suppression of HIV-1 replication in patients with moderately advanced disease. AIDS, 2002;16:1859-1866.
Dr. Viswanathan received DrPH in Biostatisics from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
His expertise is in global health, nutritional epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, injury epidemiology, oncology and organ transplantation as well as statistical methods on multivariate survival, missing data and clinical trials.
He is an excellent teacher and communicator who is being invited to teach short courses, workshops, and lectures throughout the world.
His passion is reducing child brain injury caused by shaking; he is currently leading a study in India to reduce the injury.
He is also a full-time faculty at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. |
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Hong L, Shankar V, Shen J, Kuo H, Mynampati D, Yaparpalvi R, Basavatia A, Fox J, Garg M, Kalnicki S, Tom? WA. Spine stereotactic body radiation therapy plans: Achieving dose coverage, conformity, and dose falloff. Medical Dosimetry, December 10, 2014 Dec 10. pii: S0958-3947(14)00125-3. doi: 10.1016/j.meddos.2014.11.002.
Visalakshi J, Kumar S, Jeyaseelan L, Shankar V, Yadav BK, Bangdiwala SI. Dowry Demand and Harassment: Prevalence and risk factors in India. Journal of Biosocial Science January 2015, 1 ?19. doi:10.1017/S0021932014000571.
Shankar V, Bangdiwala SI. Observer agreement paradoxes in 2x2 tables: comparison of various agreement indices. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2014, 14 :100
Nath KD, Burel JG, ShankarV, Pritchard AL, Towers M, Looke D, Davies JE, Upham JW. Clinical factors associated with the humoral immune response to influenza vaccination in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 2014: (9), 51?56.
Bangdiwala SI, Shankar V. The agreement chart. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2013 Jul 29;13(1):97.
Tennant JN, Shankar V, Dirschl DR. Reliability and Validity of a Mobile Phone for Radiographic Assessment of Ankle Injuries: A Randomized Inter- and Intraobserver Agreement Study. Foot and Ankle International. 2013 34: 228 originally published online 11 January 2013.
Runyan CW, Pierce M, Shankar V, Bangdiwala SI. Can student perpetrated crime on college campuses be predicted at the time of admissions? Injury Prevention, 2013,19:405-411.
Kalyoussef S , Nieves E, Dinerman E , Carpenter C, Shankar V, Oh J , Burd B , Angeletti R, Buckheit KW, Fredricks DN, Madan R, Keller M, Herold B. Lactobacillus Proteins are Associated with the E. Coli Bactericidal Activity of Female Genital Tract Secretions. PLoS ONE, 2012;7(11):e49506.
de Vos G, Shankar V, Nazari R, Kooragayulu S, Smith M, Wiznia A, Rosenstreich D. Fear of repeated injections in children < 4 years of age receiving subcutaneous allergy immunotherapy. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 2012 Dec; 109(6): 465-9.
Chen X, Wang Q, Cai J, Shankar V. Semiparametric additive marginal regression models for multiple type recurrent events. Lifetime Data Analysis, 2012 Oct; 18(4): 504-27.
Smith BC, McAndrew T, Chen Z, Harari A, Viswanathan S, Rodriguez AC, Castle P, Schiffman M, Burk RD. The Cervical Microbiome over 7 Years and a Comparison of Methodologies for its Characterization. PLoS ONE2012; 7(7):e40415.
Madan R, Carpenter C, Fiedler T, Kalyoussef S, McAndrew TC, Viswanathan S, Kim M, Keller MJ, Fredricks DN, Herold B. Altered Biomarkers of Mucosal Immunity and Reduced Vaginal Lactobacillus Concentrations in Sexually Active Female Adolescents. PLoS ONE 7(7): e40415.
Schlecht NF, Burk RD, Nucci-Sack A, Shankar V, Peake K, Lorde-Rollins E, Porter R, Linares LO, Rojas M, Strickler HD, Diaz, A. Cervical, anal and oral hpv in an adolescent inner-city health clinic providing free vaccinations. PloS ONE,May 2012, Vol 7(5), 1-10.
Blalock SJ, Casteel C, Roth M, Ferreri S, Demby KB, Shankar V. Impact of Enhanced Pharmacologic Care on the Prevention of Falls: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother, 2010, 8(5) 428-440.
Runyan DK, Shankar V, Hassan F, Hunter WM, Jain D, Paula CS, Bangdiwala SI, Ramiro LS, Munoz, SR, Viscarra B, Bordin I. International Variations in Harsh Child Discipline. Pediatrics, 2010 Aug 2. [Epub ahead of print].
Shankar V, Jose VM, Bangdiwala SI, Thomas K. Epidemiology of Cleistanthus Collinus (Oduvan) Poisoning: Clinical Features and Risk Factors for Mortality. Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot. 2009 16(4), 223-230.
Shankar V, Bangdiwala SI. Behavior of agreement measures in the presence of zero cells and biased marginal distribution. J Applied Statistics 2008 35:4, 445 - 464.
Guskiewicz KM, Mihalik JP, Shankar V, Marshall SW, Crowell DH, Oliaro SM, Ciocca MF, & Hooker DN. Measurement of head impacts in collegiate football players: Relationship between head impact biomechanics and acute clinical outcome following concussion. Neurosurgery 2007 Dec; 61(6):1244-52.
Peck MD, Shankar V, Bangdiwala SI. Trends in injury-related deaths before and after dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot. 2007 Sep;14(3):139-51.
Balamurugan AN, Chang Y, Bertera S, Sands A, ShankarV, Trucco M, Bottino R. Suitability of human juvenile pancreatic islets for clinical use. Diabetologia 2006 Aug;49(8):1845-54
Loganathan G, George R, Eapen CE, Mathai M, Jasper P, Seshadri L, Shankar V, Paul S, Joseph G, Balasubramanian KA, Chandy GM. Liver function tests in normal pregnancy: a study from southern India. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2005 Nov-Dec;24(6):268-9.
Runyan CW, Casteel C, Perkis D, Black C, Marshall SW, Johnson RM, Beasley TC, Waller AE, Viswanathan S Unintentional Injuries in the home in the United States ? Part I: Mortality. Am J Prev Med 2005, 28(1), 73-79.
Bangdiwala SI, Bordin I, Ramiro L, Sadowski L, Hunter W, Shankar VIntimate partner violence and the role of socio-economic indicators in WorldSAFE communities in Chile, Egypt, India and the Philippines. Injury Control and Safety Promotion. 2004, Jun;11(2):101-9.
Mathai M, Schramm M, Baravilala W, Shankar V, Antonisamy B, Jeyaseelan L, Bergstrom S. Ethnicity and fetal growth in Fiji. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2004 Aug; 44(4):318-21.
Peedicayil A, Sadowski LS, Jeyaseelan L, Shankar V, Jain D, Suresh S, Bangdiwala SI; IndiaSAFE Group. Spousal physical violence against women during pregnancy. BJOG. 2004 Jul; 111(7):682-7.
Manoharan A, Pai R, Shankar V, Thomas K, Lalitha MK. Comparison of disc diffusion & E test methods with agar dilution for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Haemophilus Influenzae. Indian J Med Res. 2003 Feb; 117:81-7.
John GT, Shankar V, Abraham AM, Talaulikar G, Mathews MS, Thomas PP, Jacob CK. Epidemiology of Systemic Mycoses among Renal Transplant Recipients in India. Transplantation 2003, 75(9), 1544-1551.
Sen M, George R, Shankar V, Thomas M, Thomas K. Aetiology of drug-induced severe bullous reactions. Natl Med J India. 2003 Jan-Feb; 16(1):50-1.
Abraham MA, Thomas PP, John GT, Job V, Shankar V, Jacob CK. Efficacy and safety of low-dose ketoconazole (50 mg) to reduce the cost of cyclosporine in renal allograft recipients. Transplant Proc. 2003 Feb;35(1):215-216.
John GT, Shankar V. Mycobacterial infections in organ transplant recipients. Semin Respir Infect. 2002 Dec;17(4):274-83.
Samuel V, John G, Jeyaseelan L, Shankar V, Thomas K. Choice of inotropic agent in septic shock syndrome. Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, 2002; 6: 84-91
John GT, Shankar V, Abraham AM, Mathews MS, Thomas PP, Jacob CK. Nocardiosis in tropical renal transplant recipients. Clin Transplant. 2002 Aug;16(4):285-289.
Sathish N, Manayani DJ, Shankar V, Abraham M, Nithyanandam G, Sridharan G., Comparison of IgM capture ELISA with a commercial rapid immunochromatographic card test & IgM microwell ELISA for the detection of antibodies to dengue viruses. Indian J Med Res. 2002 Feb;115:31-6.
John GT, Shankar V, Abraham AM, Mukundan U, Thomas PP, Jacob CK. Risk factors for post-transplant tuberculosis. Kidney Int. 2001 Sep;60(3):1148-53.
John GT, Viswanathan S. Renal transplantation without dialysis: better results at a lower cost? Natl Med J India. 2001 Jul-Aug;14(4):224.
Prabhu R, John GT, Shankar V, Thomas PP, Abi Abraham M, Jeyaseelan L, Jacob CK. Pre-transplant risk factors for renal allograft dysfunction at one year in Indian patients. Natl Med J India. 2001 Jan-Feb;14(1):18-21.
Richard VS, Harris VK, Shankar V, Loganathan G, Chandy GM. Clinical manifestations and survival pattern of Wilson's disease. Natl Med J India. 2000 Nov-Dec;13(6):301-3.
Jeyaseelan L, Walter SD, Shankar V, John GT. Survival analysis: Cox proportional hazards model. Natl Med J India. 1999 Sep-Oct;12(5):230-3.
Jeyaseelan L, Walter SD, Shankar V, John GT. Survival analysis: an introduction. Natl Med J India. 1999 Jul-Aug;12(4):172-7.