Mousumi Banerjee Recognized with Collegiate Research Professorship

Mousumi BanerjeeMousumi Banerjee, research professor of biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, has been appointed the Anant M. Kshirsagar Collegiate Professor by the University of Michigan Office of Research, effective September 1, 2018. The renewable five-year appointment has been approved by the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan.

The Office of Research established the Collegiate Research Professorship Award to recognize members of the university’s research faculty for significant scholarly contributions to their field of study. In particular, this honor recognizes Banerjee’s widely recognized work on statistical methodology that have been applied to many important areas of health care and policy.

“What makes Dr. Banerjee stand out in comparison to her peers is her incredible ability to forge collaborations and promote team science,” said Gonçalo Abecasis, professor of biostatistics at Michigan Public Health. “This has resulted in advancing not only the careers of multiple faculty, but more importantly, in the evolution of groundbreaking science and discoveries.”

Banerjee’s methodological research focuses on machine learning methods, correlated data, survival analyses, and competing risks, with applications to disease prognostication and health services and outcomes research. Her methods have been applied extensively to improve care for cancer and pediatric cardiac patients.

Banerjee has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and has served as principal investigator of methodology as well as applied grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Michigan.

“What makes Dr. Banerjee stand out in comparison to her peers is her incredible ability to forge collaborations and promote team science. This has resulted in advancing not only the careers of multiple faculty, but more importantly, in the evolution of groundbreaking science and discoveries.”

-Gonçalo Abecasis, Professor of Biostatistics

“I am deeply honored to be receiving this collegiate professorship named after Anant M. Kshirsagar,” Banerjee said. “As a graduate student, we read his textbooks. He was the first person I sought advice from when I was considering the move to Michigan. Professor Kshirsagar is an outstanding scholar and mentor, and I consider it a very special privilege to be recognized by the university in his name. Thanks also to my colleagues, students, and mentees at Michigan who enrich my pursuit of science in many ways and make it intellectually stimulating and meaningful for me to come to work every day.”

Banerjee also serves as director of biostatistics for the Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy (CHOP) within the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI). She is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.

Banerjee received her BStat and MStat degrees in statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute in Calcutta, India, and her PhD in statistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before joining the University of Michigan, she held faculty appointments at the State University of New York in Buffalo and at Wayne State University in Detroit.

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