Arti Shankar    

Arti Shankar, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Biostatistics
Department of Global Biostatistics and Data Science
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal St, Room 2007
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504.504.988.4509
Fax: (504) 988-1706


Research Interests:

Multiple regression analysis, factor analysis, logistic regression, sample size and power

Professional Achievements:

  • School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Student Government Association Teaching Excellence Award 2006
  • Honorary Member, Delta Omega Society in Public Health, Eta Chapter, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (2006)
  • University Grants Commission fellow 1988
  • National Merit Scholarship 1986. 

Educational Background:

  • PhD, Organizational Behavior, Indian Institute of Technology, India, 1993
  • MS, Psychology, Gorakhpur University, India, 1987
  • BS, Psychology, Specialization-Clinical Behavior Gorakhpur University, India, 1985

Selected Publications:

Shankar, A., Ansari, M.A., & Saxena, S. (1992). Ingratiation in organizations: A bystanders   perspective. Psychological studies, 37, 641-647.

Shankar, A. & Ansari, M.A. (1993). Affecting superiors through informal exchanges. Social Engineer 2, 32-32.

Shankar, A., Ansari, M.A., & Saxena, S. (1994). Organizational context and ingratiatory behavior in organizations. Journal of Social Psychology, 134, 641-647.

Shankar, A., Ansari, M.A., & Saxena, S. (1994). Ingratiation as related to leadership styles and perceived supervisory control. Social Science International, 10,  3-9.

Lewis, R., Derlega, V. Nichols, B., Shankar, A., Drury, K., & Hawkins, L. (1995) Sex differences in observers reaction to a nurses touch. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 2,  39-47.

Saxena, S., Ansari, M.A., & Shankar, A. (1995), Work-family interference and satisfaction among Indian women. PJPR, 10, 39-47.

Lewis R.J., Derlega, V.J., Shankar, A., Cochard,E. (1997). Nonverbal correlates of Confedeserates' Touch: Confounds in Touch Research. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 12, 821-830.

Shankar, A., Ansari, M.A., & Saxena, S. (1998). Development of a measure of ingratatory behavior in organizations. PPR, 13,  13-33.

Saxena, S., Ansari, M.A., & Shankar, A. (1999), Work-family nexus and satisfaction among Indian women. Social Science International, 15, 11-22.

Srivastav, SK & Shankar A (2003). On the E-optimality of certain class of block designs, Statistics and Probability letters, vol. 65, 187-193.

Srivastav SK & Shankar A. (2005). Resolvable balanced incomplete block designs with m-identical resolvable classes (RBIBD(m), Journal of Combinatorics, Information & System Science (JCISS), vol. 29, Nos. 1-4, 143-149.  

Srivastav, SK  & Shankar A. (2005). Some methods of constructing generalized group divisible designs with two groups Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, Vol 34, Issue 1: 127-136.  

Rosenblum, KE & Shankar A (2006). A study of the effects of isokinetic pre-employment physical capability screening in the reduction of musculoskeletal disorders in labor intensive work environments. Work, 26,215-228.

Sands, J.J., Etheredge, G.D., Shankar, A., Graff, J., Loeper, J.,  McKendry, M. , & Farrell, R. (2006) Predicting Hospitalization and Mortality in End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients Using an Index of Coexisting Disease (ICED) Based Risk Stratification Model. Disease Management, 9, End Stage 224-235

Srivastav Sk & Arti Shankar (2007). On the construction and existence of a certain class of complete diallel cross designs. Statistics and Probability Letters. 77, 111-115

Arti Shankar, Liz Langlois and LuAnn (2009), Poster presentation on Methods to Incorporate Hospital Discharge and Air Monitoring Data into an EPHT at the 2009 National Environmental Public Health Conference, Atlanta.  

Magnus JH, Shankar A, Broussard DL. (2010) Self Report of Depressive Symptoms in African American and White Women in Primary Care. J National Medical Ass 102:389-395


Personal Statement:

My research is focused on the application of experimental design, multiple regression analysis and categorical data analysis in the areas of occupational health and industrial hygiene. I am also involved in the application of survival data analysis on dialysis patients with end stage renal diseases. Additionally I use multiple regression analysis and factorial analysis for survey data in social sciences research. I also work in application of statistical techniques for descriptive statistics, sample size calculations, and power analysis.

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