India’s Unique Coronavirus Challenges

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Though it’s landmass is only one-third the size of the United States, India is home to nearly 17% of the world’s population — approximately 1.34 billion people. But as it grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, it’s population size is just one of the unique challenges facing the country. Michigan Public Health Professor Bhramar Mukherjee explains the factors behind India’s still-rising infection numbers, and how she’s helping the Indian government use data to slow the virus’ spread.

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Bhramar MukherjeeBhramar Mukherjee

John D. Kalbfleisch Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics; Chair of Biostatistics, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Bhramar Mukherjee is John D. Kalbfleisch Collegiate Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. 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 200 publications in statistics, biostatistics, medicine and public health and is serving as PI on NSF and NIH funded methodology grants. Learn more.


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