Biography

Dr. Karan P. Singh is Professor and Chair in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Community and Rural Health at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT). Before joining UTHSCT, he was a Professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Preventive Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and Director of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Facility (BBSF), UAB O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center. During his tenure at UAB, Dr. Singh was a senior scientist at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Comprehensive Diabetes Center, the Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education, the Center for Exercise Medicine, and the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging. He also served as a Professor in the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at UAB and directed the Graduate Programs in Biostatistics.

Dr. Singh was Professor and Chair in the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health (SOPH) at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) and directed the School’s Ph.D. Program in Public Health Sciences. At various times during his tenure at UNTHSC SOPH, Dr. Singh took on the additional responsibility of serving as Interim Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy, the Department of Epidemiology, and the Department of Social and Health Behavior.

Dr. Singh has over 25 years of experience in collaborating with investigators in inter- and multi-disciplinary and translational research on many NIH-funded research projects. He has served as chief biostatistician, biostatistics core director or leader at various research centers and/or on multi-million-dollar grants, supporting projects by providing innovative statistical approaches, statistical consultation, and database management, in compliance with NIH and FDA regulations. Throughout his career, Dr. Singh has collaborated on over 60 funded grants and contracts, including NCI-NIH program projects (P01), centers (P30), Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE, P50), as well as U- and R-series grants and other grants. Research projects have benefited from his methodological contributions to longitudinal data analysis and developing methods for designing and monitoring of multiple outcomes in studies including clinical trials. The track record of the outcomes from these funded grants has had significantly high impact through the years. Dr. Singh served on the NCI Gynecologic Cancer Steering Committee (GCSC) and the NCI Cervical GCSC Task Force. As chair or member, he has served on numerous Data and Safety Monitoring Boards, External Advisory Boards and Study Sections/Review Panels of NIH and other funding agencies.

Dr. Singh is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), the Modeling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (MSSANZ), and the Indian Society for Medical Statistics (SMS). He is also an elected member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). He is an editor or associate editor and serve on the editorial boards of scientific journals.

Education & Training

University of Memphis
PhD, Statistics

Old Dominion University
MS, Applied & Computational Mathematics

CCSHA University, India MSc, Statistics

Meerut University, India
BSc, Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry

Courses Co-Taught

PBHL 5317: Biostatistics I
HPEM 5317: Health Business
PBHL 5342: Epidemiology 1
PBHL 5350: Internship/Practicum I
PBHL 5360: Internship/Practicum II
EPBI 6332: Experimental Designs in Biostatistics
EPBI 6334: Advanced Epidemiological Methods
PBHL 6350: Capstone Project I
PBHL 6360: Capstone Project II
BIOT 5310: Fundamental of Biomedical Research-Statistical Analysis

Research Interest

Biomarker Validation and Evaluation
Clinical trials & Survival Methodology
Health Disparities Research
Health Services Methodological Research
Infectious and Chronic Disease Modeling
Longitudinal Data Analysis