Biostatistics professor Mousumi Banerjee has made significant contributions to statistical methodology in the areas of machine learning, correlated data, survival analysis and competing risks. She also is a highly respected team scientist who collaborates with multiple clinical research groups to improve human health.
Banerjee earned a Bachelor of Statistics degree and a master’s degree in statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute in Calcutta, and her Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She joined the U-M faculty in 2003.
Banerjee addresses fundamental issues related to disease prognostication, particularly for cancer and cardiovascular diseases, as well as optimal quality and equitable care delivery for cancer and pediatric cardiac surgery patients, and disparities in health care outcomes.
She has published more than 159 articles in leading statistical, biomedical, and health journals and has been a principal investigator or co-investigator on 44 grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
She is director of biostatistics for U-M’s Center for Healthcare Outcomes & Policy within the Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation and leads the analytic core for Michigan Medicine’s Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium.
Banerjee has trained many scientists in biostatistical methods and mentored graduate students, resident physicians and postdoctoral fellows. As chair of the Office of Global Public Health’s South Asia Interest Group, she has fostered research and educational partnerships with institutions in Bangladesh and India.
Banerjee is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and has served on study sections and review panels for NIH and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and on various committees of the ASA and the International Statistical Institute. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Michigan has recognized her with its McDevitt Excellence in Research Award on three occasions.