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Usha Govindarajulu

Writer and Producer of comedy shorts

About Usha Govindarajulu

Usha Govindarajulu is an award-winning medical professional based in New York City. She is a master of balancing her demanding work and research responsibilities with her creative writing and volunteering pursuits. Dr. Govindarajulu possesses nearly two decades of experience in the medical and biostatistics industry and has dedicated her career to specializing in radiology, cardiology, and immunology. Over the years, Usha Govindarajulu has developed highly sought after sub-specializations in survival analysis, frailty models, smoothing, and epidemiology. Currently, Usha is Senior Faculty at Mount Sinai Center for Biostatistics.

In Dr. Usha Govindarajulu’s field, education is a valued essential. She has earned an A.B. in Biology & Society from Cornell University, two M.S degrees in Natural Resources and Biostatistics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and George Washington University, as well as a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from Boston University. Her prodigious education allowed her to consistently find work and research with well-known organizations such as the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, the Department of Statistics at George Washington University, the Klemm Analysis Group, and the Framingham Heart Study at Boston University. Early in her career, Usha became passionate about passing along her knowledge to students to ensure they had the skills needed to succeed in their fields. Her subsequent position as Instructor for a Biostatistics course at Boston University brought with it more responsibilities and the chance to teach many graduate students each semester. Several years later she began working as a Research Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health where she researched frailty models and the impact of genotyping error on bias in haplotype odds ratio estimates. After completing her fellowship, Usha Govindarajulu became a faculty member at Yale and Harvard Medical Schools and continued her essential research. Over the next few years, she held a variety of statistical and professorial positions until finding her professional home at the SUNY Downstate School of Public Health. She is responsible for teaching advanced biostatistics and researches with fellow investigators.

As a leader in the industry with specialties in a variety of complementing fields, Dr. Govindarajulu is called upon frequently to share her expertise and current research at many conferences each year and has published/co-published over 40 works that have helped advance the medical field. Since beginning her successful career, Usha Govindarjulu has been recognized nearly every year for her accomplishments and is a member of many prestigious organizations. She has received the Who’s Who of America award twice as well as the Who’s Who of America Top Educator award. Also, she has received the NSF Young Researchers’ Workshop award, the University Fellow Award, and the Rackham Merit Fellowship award. Outside of her professional duties, Usha has pursued the family tradition of creative writing. She has written and produced numerous short plays and has received awarded for her tremendous talent. Usha Govindarajulu is also a member of several organizations, such as the India School Fund and the Network of South Asian Professionals, that raise money for service projects that promote cultural affairs and awareness.

  • 2017, United University Professions Professional Development Award
  • 2007, Young Researcher Award by the National Science Foundation
  • 2002, Associate Student Paper Award from The International Biometric Society ENAR
  • 1998, University Fellow Award from George Washington University
  • 1993-1995, Rackham Merit Fellowship by the University of Michigan