Founded at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania
Nandita Mitra

Nandita Mitra, PhD

Vice Chair and Professor, Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine

Chair, Graduate Group in Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Co-Director, Center for Causal Inference

Nandita Mitra, PhD is Professor of Biostatistics and Vice Chair in the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics at the University of Pennsylvania. Her primary research interests include propensity score and instrumental variable methods for observational data, causal inference, health economics, and statistical genetics with applications in cancer outcomes and health policy. She is the author of over 190 peer-reviewed journal articles and serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Biostatistics and Plos One, and is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association. Dr. Mitra is the Chair of the Graduate Group in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Penn and Director of Statistics for the Master’s in Health Policy Research program.


She received her BA in Mathematics from Brown University, MA in Biostatistics from the University of California Berkeley, PhD in Biostatistics from Columbia University, and was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard before joining Penn’s faculty in 2005.

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