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Dr. Lakshminara Rajaram

Dr. Lakshminara Rajaram
Tarpon Springs Campus
BB 023

Welcome to my St. Petersburg College website.

At the outset, I thank you for visiting the website and take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Lakshminarayan Rajaram.

My graduate education is in both theoretical and applied mathematics. My Ph.D. degree is in mathematics with concentration being applied statistics. I truly enjoy teaching, and hope to continue teaching for many, many years to come.

Before coming to St. Petersburg College in January 2000, I worked as a biostatistician in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism of the Johns Hopkins University Medical School, Clinical Research Division of a pharmaceutical company, TheraTech Inc., and the Institute of Aging at the University of South Florida.

As of January 2018, I started my 19th year of teaching at the St. Petersburg College.

My experience includes teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics and mathematics, mathematical modeling, pharmacokinetics and bioequivalence, and statistical evaluation of the clinical data from multi-center clinical trials.


In addition to being a Professor of Mathematics in St. Petersburg College, I hold the following faculty positions:

1. Affiliate Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of South Florida.
2. Courtesy Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida.

Statistical Advisory Member of Ph.D. Committee at the University of South Florida

I serve as a statistical advisory member of the Ph.D. committee. Currently, I am on the committee of one student in the department of Global Health, and another one in the department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

During my time off from St. Petersburg College, I travel and present workshops, presentions and lectures in conferences as well as short courses in Argentina, Canada, China, Ecuador, India, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, USA and West Africa in such diverse areas as:

1. Clinical research which includes clinical biostatistics and the design of  the clinical databases
2. Research methodologies in biomedicine and medical infomatics
3. Computer applications for public health researchers using a statistical analysis software (SAS)
4. Principles of statistics and mathematics in pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and bioequivalence
5. Categorical Data Analysis, Mixed-Models, Logistic Regression, Multivariate Analysis, Clinical Epidemiology and Survival Analysis

Recent International Teaching - July 2018 - Ecuador
I taught highly intensive courses, “Foundation Course in Biostatistical Methodologies with Introduction to Research Methodologies” and “Advanced Statistical Methods” with applications in biomedical research, and computations using a widely-used SPSS software (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) to biotechnologist, medical faculty and students at the School of Medicine of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador.

As a clinical biostatistician, I do collaborative research with scientific researchers and physicians in various therapeutic areas, leading to research publications in such journals as Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Journal of Gynecologic Oncology, Journal of Stochastic Analysis and Applications, Journal of Neurology, Journal of Statistical Theory and Applications, and Journal of Urology.

1. The Association of Professors of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the Central University of Ecuador, Ecuador (honorary)
2. Global Advisory Board: The Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, Shock, Synergizing Basic Science, Clinical Medicine & Global Health
3. Global Citizen Safety & Security Committee of International Federation for Medical & Biological Engineering (IFMBE). 2015 - 2018