Susmita Datta

Susmita Datta

Professor

Department: PHHP-COM BIOSTATISTICS
Business Phone: (352) 294-5923
Business Email: susmita.datta@ufl.edu

About Susmita Datta

Professional Biography Susmita Datta has received her PhD degree in Statistics from the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA followed by a postdoctoral training in Biostatistics from the Emory University. She has joined the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Florida in 2015 with a Preeminent hire as a tenured Full Professor. Prior to that, she was a Distinguished Scholar and a Tenured Full Professor at the University of Louisville and at the Georgia State University as a tenured Associate Professor. She is a fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), an elected member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Her research area includes Biostatistics and Bioinformatics/Computational Biology. Her research contributions spans all ‘omics’ related high dimensional data such as RNA-sequencing, Single Cell RNA sequencing and mass spectrometry data for proteiomics, lipidomics, metabolomics and good old microarray data. In addition to that, her computing laboratory is involved in methodological and software development in clustering and classification techniques, statistical issues in population biology, systems biology, survival analysis, multi-state models and big data analytics. She has published a book on “Statistical Analysis of Proteomics, Metabolomics, and Lipidomics Data Using Mass Spectrometry” by Springer. Dr. Datta is widely (>100) published in peer reviewed journals. The National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health have continuously funded her work. Her constant involvement with Big and fat data made her interested in Data science. She has guided more than 30 students through their theses and dissertations. She promotes women in STEM fields.

Accomplishments

Elected member of the Board of Trustees
2020-2023 · International Indian Statistical Association (IISA)
Fellow
2014 · American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Elected President
2013 · Caucus for Women in Statistics
Fellow
2012 · Fellow of American Statistical Association (ASA)
Fellow
2010 · International Statistical Institute (ISI)

Research Profile

Methodological: Bioinformatics, Clustering and Classification, Genomics, Proteomics, Infectious Disease Modeling, Non-linear Regression modeling for Systems Biology, Statistical Issues in Population Biology, Statistical Genetics, Systems Biology, Survival Analysis and Multi state models. Expertise: • Biostatistics • Bioinformatics/Computational Biology • Genomics • Proteomics • Metabolomics/Lipidomics • Clustering and Classification • Population Biology • Survival Analysis • Nonparametrics • Personalized Medicine • Complex disease modeling and Biomarker identification in Cancer, Alzheimer, Pain and infectious diseases.

Grants

Jul 2020 ACTIVE
Circulating microbiome and premature mortality in hemodialysis patients
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF TENNESSEE via NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK
Apr 2020 ACTIVE
The Role and Mechanisms of Lipid and Lipoprotein Dysregulation in Sepsis
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIGMS
Mar 2018 ACTIVE
OA Pathogenesis beyond Cartilage: A preclinical study of the sources of OA pain
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAMS
Aug 2017 ACTIVE
Mechanisms of airway protection dysfunction in Parkinson's disease
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD
Apr 2017 ACTIVE
University of Florida Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Dec 2015 ACTIVE
MEMBRANES OF THE DENTAL PATHOGEN STREPTOCOCCUS MUTANS
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDCR
Sep 2015 – Aug 2016
Novel biomarker validation and dosing algorithms for anemia management in ESRD
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE RES FOU via NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK
Sep 2015 – Feb 2017
Identification of Proteins from Mass Spectrometry Data: A Statistical Aproach
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF LOUISVILLE via NATL INST OF HLTH
Jul 2015 ACTIVE
Finding Good TEMporal PostOperative pain Signatures (TEMPOS)
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIGMS

Education

Postdoctoral Associate
1995 · Emory University
PhD
1995 · University of Georgia

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2015-2021
PHC7979 Advanced Research
2016-2021
PHC7091 Advanced Biostatistical Methods II
2016-2017,2020
PHC7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2018
CHM7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2018
PHC6905 Independent Study
2016
PHC6917 Supervised Research Project

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-5923
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