Subhash Aryal, PhD, MS
In its simplest form, an environmental monitoring problem involves, “given a new monitoring measurement from an environmental monitoring station, what is the probability that measurement represents an effect of some unnatural source?” From a statistical perspective, it is case of statistical prediction. My contribution involves developing statistical methodologies and applying them to solve real-life problems.
Subhash Aryal, PhD is a research associate professor and director of BECCA (Biostatistics * Evaluation * Collaboration * Consultation * Analysis) Lab. He focuses on providing data driven solutions to solve public health problems. His research interest spans multiple domains of public health including epidemiology, behavior and community health and environmental and occupational health.
- PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago , 2008
- MS, University of Illinois at Chicago , 2004
- BS, University of South Alabama, 2001
- BA, Tribhuvan University, 1994
Dr. Aryal has been involved in research focused on reducing health disparities related to asthma, alcohol and opioid addiction and homelessness. He is currently collaborating on projects that addresses barriers to accessing health care.
Dr. Aryal provides mentoring to both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral researchers on their projects. He conducts guests lectures on statistical topics. Before joining SON, Dr. Aryal was involved in teaching graduate level courses to Public Health, Biomedical Science and Pharmacy students. He is an expert in online and virtual instruction.
Dr. Aryal conducts both statistical theoretical and interdisciplinary research. His methodological research focuses on developing statistical methods for groundwater monitoring, sample size calculation and treatment of zero-inflated data. He is currently providing statistical support to medical professionals, bench scientists and public health researchers involved in sleep, HIV/AIDS, lung transplantation. He is leading a big data analysis project funded by the American Academy of Ophthalmology based upon their Intelligent Research in Sight (IRIS) registry.
Opportunities to Learn and Collaborate at Penn Nursing
As the director of BECCA lab at Penn Nursing, Dr. Aryal collaborates with students, faculty and staff members on various data related projects to make significant impact on health.
Selected Career Highlights
- Elected Member of the Alpha Sigma Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, 2019
- President’s Award for Educational Excellence, UNT Health Science Center, 2011
- Haenszel Award for Excellence in Research, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, 2009
- Sushila Dubey Mishra Scholarship in Mathematics and Statistics, Univ. of South Alabama, 2001
Swanta, N., Aryal, S., Nejtek, V., Shenoy, S., Ghorpade, A. and Borgmann, K. (2020). Blood-based inflammation biomarkers of neurocognitive impairment in people living with HIV. Journal of NeuroVirology, 26, 358-370.
Deng, X., Finitzo, T., and Aryal, S. (2018). Measuring Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Quality across the Continuum of Care. eGEMs: The Journal of Electronic Health Data and Methods. 6(1):18.
Aryal, S. and Bhaumik, D. and Mathew, T. and Gibbons, R. D. (2014). An Optimal Test for
Variance Components of Multivariate Mixed-Effects Linear Models. Journal of Multivariate
Analysis, 124, 166-178.
Gibbons, R. D., Bhaumik, D. K. and Aryal, S. Statistical Methods for Groundwater Monitoring, 2nd ed, Wiley, New York, 2009.