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Ritam Chowdhury

Greater Boston Area

Highly motivated physician epidemiologist/statistician 8+ years of analytical experience (SAS, STATA, SPSS), 10+ years of experience managing population-based research studies, clinical trials & health-care consulting. Strong training & background in research methodology (Qualitative & Quantitative methods). In-depth experience of tailoring research methods to a variety of outcomes/fields, including clinical trials, disease modeling & prevention (infectious & chronic diseases), health outcomes & health disparities. Rich past experience of transl...

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Areas of Expertise

  • Epidemiology

    Cardiovascular health

    • Healthcare Delivery
    • Integrated healthcare systems


  • YY
    Ritam was a very conscientious and dedicated student at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. We took graduate classes together. He had a constant stream of excellent ideas, an international outlook and profound insights.
    Yih Yng Ng
  • GJ
    Ritam is a very meticulous and hard working person. I had the opportunity to work with him as an intern in medical school and it was a positive experience in terms of the amount of work accomplished as well as the quality. What comes across as a rare quality is his ability to manage time. He has the ability to work on several platforms at the same time and not lose sight of any of the objectives.
    Guruprasad Jambaulikar
  • ME
    I worked with Ritam for a short period on a voluntary educational site which aimed to teach medical students about EBM. He is knowledgeable, very focused and clear about the things that need to be done.
    Manu Easow Mathew
  • CM
    Ritam and I completed the MPH program in the same year at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and worked in different groups at the same institution thereafter. He is an intelligent, hardworking, and highly motivated scientist with a wide range of academic interests. His pace of professional growth over the past few years has been quite remarkable, and he has accomplished this while developing a broad network of social and professional contacts, which attests to his genial and charismatic personality. I anticipate that he will emerge as a leader in the field of epidemiology in the not too distant future.
    Chukwuma Mbaeyi
  • MB
    Ritam is an experienced, hard working and talented researcher. He made excellent contributions to our project, was a team player, and a pleasure to work with.
    Mark Berry
  • LK
    Ritam is an incredibly intelligent and thoughtful epidemiologist. While his breadth and depth of knowledge is remarkable, the most impressive aspect of working with Ritam is his passion for perfection, balancing academic theory, statistical rigor and realistic approaches to public health. He has the insight to apply contextual caveats when appropriate and standardization when needed. He is detail-oriented, fair and his door is always open to those who wish to learn. Ritam is an exceptional mentor and colleague!
    Leeza Kondos
  • AK
    Ritam is an experienced Epidemiologist and Biostatistician with deep insights into clinical study designs and complex statistical approaches for clinical research questions. He is very well versed in SAS programming and other major statistical languages. We have worked together in two large, NIH funded cohort studies and I was throughly impressed by his work ethics and analytic insights. Considering that, in addition, Ritam has a medical training background, it becomes evident that he will be a valuable asset to any clinical research program. I am happy to provide additional information as needed.
    Andreas Kalogeropoulos
  • AK
    Ritam is an experienced Epidemiologist and Biostatistician with deep insights into clinical study designs and complex statistical approaches for clinical research questions. He is very well versed in SAS programming and other major statistical languages. We have worked together in two large, NIH funded cohort studies and I was throughly impressed by his work ethics and analytic insights. Considering that, in addition, Ritam has a medical training background, it becomes evident that he will be a valuable asset to any clinical research program. I am happy to provide additional information as needed.
    Andreas Kalogeropoulos

My Interests

Health Sectors
Healthcare Delivery, Pharmaceuticals


  • Visiting Instructor

    Rollins School of Public Health at Emory | August 2013 - Current

  • Founding Partner & Technical Director

    Alexander Consultancy Services | December 2006 - Current

    Launched this technical writing firm specializing in preparing health related content, proof-reading & assisting with scientific content. Recruited, hired & managed 25 employees.

  • Statistical Consultant

    Harvard School of Public Health | September 2014 - Current

    Statistical Consultant for SAS, STATA and SPSS

  • Founding Member & Research Director

    MARC- Medical Associates for Research and Communication | December 2005 - Current

    Launched this non-profit organization for assisting upcoming healthcare researchers & medical students in their research efforts. Assisted researchers in review of literature, designed research studies, outlined analytic plans, collected data, analyzed data, authored findings & communicated research findings. Conducted peer to peer education programs & campaigns & designed training modules for peer to peer education on research & conduct of research studies in India and other developing countries. The core ideal of the NGO is to build capacity for research among other new and upcoming researchers.

  • Senior Quality and Outcomes Analyst

    Emory Healthcare | October 2012 - September 2013

    Aided in building the Outcomes Research program. Designed research studies, facilitated, analyzed the data, & authored 9 scientific papers, 15 abstracts & aided in writing a grant. Addressed research issues of fellows & clinical faculty in the Department of Surgery.

  • Research Fellow

    Emory Healthcare | December 2009 - Current 2010

    Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA October 2011- August 2013 Department of Cardiology, Heart Failure Group. Research Fellow for HealthABC & Jackson Heart Study datasets. Devised the research plan, analyzed & co-authored the 2 papers from this study.

  • Graduate Research Assistant

    Emory University | June 2009 - September 2013

    Department of Epidemiology & Department of Biostatistics March 2010- August 2013 Research Fellow for Randomized Clinical Trial on “Effect of Melatonin on Metabolic Syndrome” Conducted literature reviews, helped in questionnaire development, recruited participants, collected data & helped with day-to-day activities. Co-authored the paper from this clinical trial funded by NIH. Department of Environmental Health September 2009- August 2014 Co-Investigator - ABLES Study (Grant from NIOSH): Coordinated with 11 state health departments & 14 IRBs, collected data, formulated the sampling design & cleaning strategy for this NIOSH funded study. Consolidated the data from the states with those from National Death Index & United States Renal Database Systems, planned & implemented the analyses. Communicated the findings from the study at National & International conferences. Authored 3 papers, co-authored 2 papers & submitted 5 abstracts from this study. March 2010-August 2014 Graduate Research Assistant for Study on “Injuries in emergency rooms in Atlanta in relation to SES”. Managed 3.8 million observation dataset from 10 years of Emergency Department visits across Georgia, cleaned, geocoded, linked the dataset to census data, analyzed the data & authored 3 abstracts & 2 papers. Department of Health Policy & Management April 2012- December 2012 Graduate Research Assistant for Medicaid & MHR Studies. Coordinated with the original data sources to clean the data, managed the databases, organized the research folders, prioritized the planned research studies, & analyzed the data. Department of Epidemiology September 2009- September 2010 Graduate Research Assistant for BAX biomarker in Colorectal Cancer Study. Extracted images from slides & collected data for the study. June 2009- September 2009 Graduate Research Assistant. Conducted literature reviews & helped co-write sections of the grant (later funded by NIH).

  • Research Associate

    Rollins School of Public Health at Emory | May 2009 - September 2009

    Graduate Research Assistant for Type 2 Diabetes in Young (T2DMY) Study. Designed the questionnaires, training manuals & training program for the study investigators. Pilot tested the questionnaires & other documents/manuals. Trained & counseled the ground staff on issues faced when administering the questionnaire for this multi-centre international study.

  • Research Associate

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health | September 2008 - May 2009

    Centre for Immunization Research March 2009 - May 2009 Graduate Research Assistant.Conducted literature reviews & edited documents for the centre. Hib Initiative, Department of International Health November 2008 – May 2009 Graduate Research Assistant, Communications & Advocacy Prepared press releases, journal articles & updated information based on latest research publications. Conducted literature review for impending press releases & interpreted data from publications for reporting. Institute for Global Tobacco Control October 2008-May 2009 Graduate Research Assistant. Coordinated data entry & conducted literature reviews for the Bloomberg project on Tobacco use & prevalence. Managed the data & extracted data for the CRF project. Obtained & extracted data from published & unpublished country reports for the Multiple Country project on Tobacco Use (Vietnam, India, Dominican Republic). Reviewed project proposals & scored proposals for the Pfizer Tobacco Control Grant. Department of Epidemiology September 2008-November 2008 Graduate Research Assistant. National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) Behavioral Research Survey (BESURE) Study. Interviewed, counseled for HIV prevention & collected blood samples for HIV testing of participants for the CDC sponsored study of intravenous drug users.

  • Medical Officer

    Fortis Healthcare | March 2008 - July 2008

    Provided medical care, managed emergency cases & followed admitted patients, planned, coordinated & implemented the Corporate Social Outreach programs in the community & assisted with the school health programs. Oversaw the other healthcare staff (n=50).

  • Medical Officer in charge of the Prison under (State) Government of Maharashtra,

    Kalyan District Prison- Government of Maharashtra | March 2007 - June 2007

    Provided health care to inmates & convicts, maintained health records, compiled & supplied weekly reports of health data records to the state government. Assessed maternal & fetal/child well-being, nutritional status, adequacy of food & water supply & sanitation standards, implemented National Health Programs, coordinated & conducted immunization & Information-Education-Communication (IEC) activities, Peer Education Programs, & HIV & AIDS awareness training for inmates/convicts. Oversaw all medical staff (5) at the medical facility and was second in command of the institution (total employees- 250)

  • Medical Officer (ICU) & Casualty Medical Officer

    Punjab Kesari Charitable Trust Hospital | December 2007 - April 2008

    Managed & followed-up patients, performed investigative procedures, implemented the National Health Programs, immunization, managed emergencies & cared for patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. Oversaw the other healthcare staff in the ER and ICU (n=20).

  • Medical Student

    MUHS Nashik | December 2001 - Current 2007

    Intern February 2006-February 2007 Managed outpatient departments, general, intensive care, trauma & burns wards, provided care for HIV positive individuals, helped co-ordinate & implement National Health Programs, school health & immunization programs, community outreach work & disaster management following heavy rains/floods in Mumbai (July 2006).Coordinated efforts of the Satellite Disease Surveillance Unit under Integrated Disease Surveillance Project for surveillance of communicable diseases, compiled health reports, analyzed the patterns of outbreaks & implemented disease management & preventive programs in Dharavi (largest slum in Asia). Rotating Internship at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital (Sion), Urban Health Centre (Dharavi), M.T. Agrawal Hospital (Mulund West), Veer Savarkar Hospital (Mulund East), S.H.E.D. (Dharavi), & Peela Bangla Health Post (Dharavi).


  • Harvard School of Public Health

    Master's Degree | Biostatistics | 2014 - 2015

  • Emory University

    PhD | Epidemiology | 2009 - 2013

  • The Johns Hopkins University

    MPH | Infectious Disease Epidemiology & Vaccines | 2008 - 2009

  • Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital

    MBBS | Medicine and Surgery | 2001 - 2007

  • D G Ruparel college

    HSC | Science (Biology and Mathematics Major) | 1999 - 2001

  • St. Mary's School

    ICSE | 1996 - 1999

  • Christ Church School

    1993 - 1996