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Dr. Prafulla Kumar Swain

Prafulla Kumar Swain Name : Dr.   Prafulla Kumar Swain
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : PH.D
Phone No. : +91-9015146613
E-mail ID : Prafulla86(at)gmail(dot)com
  • Biostatistics and Demography
  • Design and analysis of Experiments, Demography, Survival Analysis, Operations Research and Statistical Computing Using R.
  1. Guidance :
    1. MPhil Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Topic of MPhil Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
      1 Anmol Jena 2019 An analysis of trend, pattern and determinants of abortion, miscarriage and stillbirths in Odisha.
      2 PriyankaMohapatra 2018 Count Data Regression Modeling an Application To HIV/AIDS: A Review
      3 DibyaKasturiPattnayak 2017 Longitudinal modeling of CA15-3 tumor marker in breast cancer patients.
    2. PhD Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Registration No Name of the Co-guide if any Fellowship received if any during research Topic of PhD Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
  2. Journal Publications :
    1. International Publications:
      1 P.K. Swain et al.,Determinants of Stunting among under-five Years Children in Ethiopia from the 2016 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey: Application of Ordinal Logistic Regression Model using Complex Sampling Designs(2019),Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health (In Press). 2019-20
      2 P.K. Swain et al., Statistical models for longitudinal zero-inflated count data: Application to Seizure Attacks(2019). African Health Science, In Press 2019-20
      3 P.K. Swain et al.,Association Between Area-Level Socio-Economic Status And Hypertension In EAG States Of India: An Insight From NFHS-IV 2015-16(2019), Int. J. Agricult. Stat. Sci, 15(1); 39-52 2019-20
      4 P. K. Swain et al.,Impact of Cardiovascular Factors on Pulse Wave Velocity and Total Vascular Resistance in Different Age Group Patients with Cardiovascular Disorders, Current Aging Science, (2019), 11;00 2019-20
      5 P.K. Swain et al., Determinants of under-five Mortality in Ethiopia: An application of Cox proportional hazard and frailty models. TurkiyeKlinikleri J Biostat 2018;10(2), 123-36 2018-19
      6 Barik R, Swain PK,Barik M. Consanguineous marriage makes congenital heart diseases more complex. Nig J Cardiol, 2018; 15(2) 2018-19
      7 P.K. Swain et al.,High prevalence of Cesarean Section births in private sector health facilities- analysis of district level household survey data- 4 (DLHS-4) of India.(2018), BMC Public Health, 18:613. 2018-19
      8 P. K. Swain et al., Multistate Markov Modelling for Disease Progression of Breast Cancer Patients Based On CA 15-3 Marker. (2018), Thailand Statistician, 16(2). 2017-18
      9 Prafulla Kumar Swainand Vishal Deo and Gunjan Kumar, AQuantile Regression Approach for ChildMortality Analysis. Int. J. Agricult. Stat. Sci. Vol. 13 (2), 2017;ISSN:0973-1903 2016-17
      10 Prafulla Kumar Swain, Gurprit Grover,SangeetaChakravorty, KomalGoelandVikas Singh, Estimation of Number of Involved Lymph Nodes in Breast Cancer Patients using Bayesian Regression Approach, J. Stat. Appl. Pro. Lett.4, No. 1, 17-25 (2017) ISSN: 2090-8458 2017-18
      11 Manoj Kumar Varshney, Gurprit Grover, A.K.Gadpayle, V. Ravi, P.K. Swain, K. Varshney, S. A. Khan, To Assess The Role Of CD4 Cell Counts And Other Opportunistic Infections To Estimate The Mortality Of HIV/AIDS Patients On ART In The Presence of Competing Risks, International Conclave on Innovations in Engineering & Management (ICIEM-16, pp. 28-37),ISBN 978-99969-0-773-9 2016-17
      12 Prafulla Kumar Swainand VikasSingh, Exploring The Role Of CA 15-3 Markers In Breast Cancer Patients Using Time Dependent Cox PH ModelInt. J. Agricult. Stat. Sci. Vol. 12, Supplement 1, pp. 1-5, 2016 ;ISSN:0973-1903 2016-17
      13 Prafulla Kumar Swain, Gurprit Grover and KomalGoel, Mixture And Non-Mixture Cure Fraction Models Based On Generalized Gompertz Distribution Under Bayesian Approach,Tatra Mt. Math. Publ. 66(2016), 121–135; ISSN:1210-3195 2016-17
      14 Prafulla Kumar Swain and Gurprit Grover (2016), Accelerated Failure Time Shared Frailty Models: Application to HIV/AIDS Patients on Anti-Retroviral Therapy in Delhi, India. TurkiyeKlinikleri J Biostat (Turkey),8(1); 13-20. ISSN: 1308-7894. 2016-17
      15 Prafulla Kumar Swain and Gurprit Grover (2016), Determination of Predictors Associated With HIV/AIDS Patients on ART Using Accelerated Failure Time Model for Interval Censored Survival Data, American Journal of Biostatistics (USA), 6(1);12-19; ISSN: 1948-9897. 2016-17
      16 Vajala Ravi, Gurprit Grover, A.K.Gadpayle, M. K. Varshney , Prafulla Kumar Swain, S. Ali Khan, Impact Of Covariates On Improvement In CD4 Cell Count Of HIV/AIDS Patients Using Bayesian Poisson Regression Model, International Conclave on Innovations in Engineering & Management (ICIEM-16, pp. 55-61); ISBN 978-99969-0-773-9 2016-17
      17 Gurprit Grover, Prafulla Kumar Swain, Vishal Deo and Manoj Kumar Varshney, “A joint modeling approach to assess the impact of CD4 cell count on the risk of loss to follow up in HIV/AIDS Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy”, International Journal of Statistics and Applications, Vol- 5(3); 99-108, 2015. ISSN: 2168-5215 2015-16
      18 Gurprit Grover, Vajala Ravi and Prafulla Kumar Swain, “On The Assessment Of Various Factors Effecting The Improvement in CD4 Count Of AIDS Patients Undergoing Anti-Retroviral Therapy Using Generalized Poisson Regression” Journal of Applied Statistics, vol-42(6), 1291-1305, 2015, ISSN: 1360-0532 2015-16
      19 Gurprit Grover, Divya Seth, Vajala Ravi and Prafulla Kumar Swain.“A Multistate Markov Model for the Progression of Liver Cirrhosis in the Presence of Various Prognostic Factors”.Chilean Journal of Statistics,Vol-5(2), 15-27, 2014, ISSN:0718-7920. 2014-15
      20 Gurprit Grover, Prafulla Kumar Swain and Vajala Ravi, “A Competing Risk Approach With Censoring to Estimate the Probability of Death of HIV/AIDS Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy in the Presence of Covariates”. Journal of Statistics Research Letters. Vol-3(1), 7-16; 2014, ISSN: 2325-7059. 2014-15
      21 Gurprit Grover, Adesh K Gadpayle, Prafulla Kumar Swain and BarnaliDeka, “A Multistate Markov Model based on CD4 cell count for HIV/AIDS patients on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)”Int. J. Stat. Med. Res., Vol-2, 144-151, 2013. ISSN: 1929-6029/13 2013-14
      22 Prafulla Kumar Swain, Dharma Rajand Sarang P. Pedgaonkar, “A Study on Quality of Life Satisfaction & Physical Health of Elderly People in Varanasi: An Urban Area of Uttar Pradesh, India, International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, Vol-3(5): 616-620; 2014, ISSN: 2277-338X 2014-15
      23 Gurprit Grover, Rabindranath Das, Prafulla Kumar Swain and BarnaliDeka, “On the Estimation of Survival of HIV/AIDS Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy Using NPMLE Method: An Application to Interval Censored Data”. American Journal of Mathematics and Statistics.3(4); 213-219; 2013.ISSN: 2162-8475 2013-14
    2. National Publications:
      1 Prafulla Kumar Swain, Vinay Kumar Gupta and Gurprit Grover (2016), Estimation of Sub-distribution Hazard ratio of HIV/AIDS Patients for Interval Censored Data with Loss to follow up as a Competing Risk. Journal of Communicable Diseases 48(3); 22-28. ISSN: 0019-5138 2016-17
      2 Kotwani A, Kumar S, Swain PK, Suri J, Gaur S. Antimicrobial Drug Prescribing Pattern in Hospitalized Patients for Community -acquired Pneumonia: A Retrospective Pilot Study from New Delhi, India. Indian Journal of Pharmacology, 47:375-82; 2015.ISSN 0253-7613 2015-16
    3. Review Articles(State Level Publications):
  3. Conference Publication(Presented/Published in proceedings):



  1. Edited Books :
  2. Text Books :
  3. Book Chapters :
  4. Research Books :
  1. Workshops:
    1 Attended two weeks Refresher Course on Research Methodology at UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC), Utkal University, Vanivihar, BBSR (19th Aug 2019 to 1st Sept. 2019)
    2 Attended two weeks Refresher Course on Research Methodology at UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC), Utkal University, Vanivihar, BBSR (19th Aug 2019 to 1st Sept. 2019)
    3 Presented a paper entitled ““An Event-history Analysis of Women’s Reproductive Spans in Odisha, India” at International Conference on Advances in Statistical Methods and Data Science, University of Madras, Chepauk, Chennai, 20th - 22nd, December 2018
    4 Attended four weeks orientation programme at UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC), Utkal University, Vanivihar, BBSR (3rd Aug 2018 to 30th Aug. 2018)
    5 Attended four weeks orientation programme at UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC), Utkal University, Vanivihar, BBSR (3rd Aug 2018 to 30th Aug. 2018)
    6 Attended International Symposium on Health Analytics and Disease Modeling (HADM 2018), National Institute of Medical Statistics, ICMR,New Delhi, India (8-9th March, 2018).
    7 Attended International Symposium on Health Analytics and Disease Modeling (HADM 2018), National Institute of Medical Statistics, ICMR,New Delhi, India (8-9th March, 2018).
    8 Attended Workshop on Statistical Modeling of Times-to-Events and Time Series Data, 15 - 18, December 2017, Department of Statistics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala.
    9 Attended Workshop on Statistical Modeling of Times-to-Events and Time Series Data, 15 - 18, December 2017, Department of Statistics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala.
    10 Attended one week short term course on ‘Stress Management’ , UGC- Human Resource Development Centre, Utkal University, VaniVihar, BBSR (20-25th July, 2017)
    11 Participated UGC Sponsored Skill-Based Workshop on ”Mining of Open Macro Data and Analysis Using SPSS, Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University, Vanivihar, Bhubaneswar,(18-19th March, 2017)
    12 Attended training programme on “Geospatial Technologies” Natural resources data management system (NRDMS), P.G. Department of Geology, Utkal University, Vanivihar, Bhubaneswar(Oct 18th-20th, 2016)
    13 Attended Data Dissemination workshop on Census 2011, P.G. Department of Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University, Vanivihar, Bhubaneswar(24th Feb, 2016).
    14 Participated and presented a paper entitled” Joint modeling of longitudinal CD4 cell count and time to loss to follow up in HIV/AIDS Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy” at East Asian Region Biometric Conference 20-22, December, 2015, Fukuoka, Japan.
    15 UGC sponsored Workshop Skill Development Using SPSS P.G. Department of Statistics, Utkal University, Vanivihar, Bhubaneswar(Nov 20-21, 2015)
    16 Attended SAS (Statistical Analysis System) Software Training, Department of Biostatistics, Christian Medical College, Vellore ( June 9-13, 2014).
    17 Attended A Short Course on Introduction to Bayesian Statistical Modelling,DST-CIMS, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi(January 27-30, 2014).
    18 Attended A Short Course on Introduction to Bayesian Statistical Modelling,DST-CIMS, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi(January 27-30, 2014).
    19 Participated and presented a paper entitled “On the estimation of Survival of HIV/AIDS patients on Anti-Retroviral Therapy: An application to interval censored data” at International Statistical Institute Regional Conference 2014, on Statistical Science for Better Tomorrow, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, (Nov, 16-19th 2014).
    20 Participated and presented a paper entitled “On the estimation of Survival of HIV/AIDS patients on ART using gamma shared frailty model” International Conference on Recent Advances in Statistics and their Applications, 26th -28th December 2013, Department of Statistics, Dr. B. A. M. University, Aurangabad, Maharastra, India.
    21 Participated and presented a paper entitled “On the estimation of Survival of HIV/AIDS patients on ART using gamma shared frailty model” International Conference on Recent Advances in Statistics and their Applications, 26th -28th December 2013, Department of Statistics, Dr. B. A. M. University, Aurangabad, Maharastra, India.
    22 Attended a two day Workshop on” Statistical Computing Using R” 14th -15st September 2013, Department of Statistics, University of Delhi
    23 Attended a three day Workshop on” Emerging Areas in Applied Statistics” 19th -21st March 2013, ISI Kolkata
    24 Participated International Conference on ”The Legacy of SrinivasaRamanujan” 17th -22nd December 2012, University of Delhi, Delhi.
    25 Attended a Workshop on” Techniques Of Analysis Of Demographic And Health Statistics And Application Of Computer Softwares“, 10th -12th October 2012, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
    26 Attended a one day research level seminar on” Applied Statistics” 22nd March 2012, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
  2. Seminars:
    1 Presented a paper entitled “Identifying the Risk Factors Associated Withlymph Node Involvement In Endometrial Cancer Patients” at National Seminar on Statistical Methodology & Data Science, on 15-16 March, 2019, P.G. Department of Statistics, Utkal University, VaniVihar, Bhubaneswar.
    2 Participated and presented a paper entitled” Trajectories of CA 15-3 Markers in Breast Cancer Patients: A Joint Modelling Analysis” at National Seminaron Applications of Statistics in Research, RavenshawUniversity, Cuttack, 22nd Feb, 2019
    3 Presented a paper entitled “Multistate Markov Modelling for Disease Progression of Breast Cancer Patients Based On CA 15-3 Marker” at National Seminar on Statistics in Research: Trends and Applications, on 15th April, 2018, P.G. Department of Statistics, Utkal University, VaniVihar, Bhubaneswar.
    4 Participated and presented a paper entitled “Association Between Area-Level Socio-Economic Status and Hypertension in EAG States of India: An Insight From NFHS-IV 2015-16” at ISMS annual conference, SGPGI, Lucknow, UP, 2-4 Nov, 2017.
    5 Participated and presented a paper entitled” A Multistate Markov Model Based on CD4 Cell Counts For Disease Progression of HIV/AIDS Patients OnAntiretroviral Therapy” at National SeminaronRecent Advances InMathematical & Applied Statistics, RavenshawUniversity, Cuttack, (30th March, 2017).
    6 Participatedand presented a paper entitled “Survival Data Analysis Using R Software” UGC Sponsored National Seminar cum Skill-Based Workshop on Statistical Computing Using R Software, P.G. Department of Statistics, Utkal University, Vanivihar, Bhubaneswar(27-28th March 2017)
    7 Participated and presented a paper entitled” Disability transition from adolescent to youth” at International Day of Person with Disabilities seminar, BHU, Varanasi, U.P, (3rd, December 2016)
    8 Participated and displayed a paper entitled“ Analyzing Disability Status in India During 2001-2011” at Research Scholar Conclave on Social Exclusion: ANUSANDHAN-2016, CSSEIP, Utkal University, Vanivihar ( 03rd Nov, 2016).
    9 Participated and presented a paper entitled” Estimation of number of lymph nodes in breast cancer patients using Bayesian Regression Approach” at National Conference on Recent statistical computing techniques and their applications, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi, (11th -12th March, 2016).
    10 Participated and presented a paper entitle “On the estimation of Survival of HIV/AIDS patients on ART: An application to interval censored data” National Conference on current practices of statistics, mathematics and actuarial sciences, 7th -8th March 2013, North Maharastra University, Jalgaon, India
    11 Participated 30th Annual National Conference of ISMS, 6th -8th October 2012, Ludhiana.
1 Awarded by Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund for standing first in M.A (Statistics) Examination, Banaras Hindu University in the year 2009-2010.
2 Recipient of Post-Graduate University Rank holder Merit Scholarship (2008-10).
3 Recipient of National Merit Scholarship (2005-08).
4 University Rank holder (Gold Medalist) in Statistics (Hons).
5 Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET), (UGC-NET/JRF Examination, June 2010).
6 UGC-Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) from 7th April 2011 to 6th April 2013.
7 UGC-Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from 7th April 2013 to 21st July 2015.
8 Selected in Odisha Educational Service (O.E.S) in 2015.
9 ISI â?? World Bank travel grant to attend International Statistical Institute Regional Conference (ISI-RC) 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, (Nov, 16-19th 2014).
10 International Biometric Society (IBS) travel grant to attend EAR-BC 2015, Fukuoka, Japan.
  1. Teaching:
  2. Important Activities:
  3. Research Projects Undertaken:
  4. Invited Lectures:
    1 Delivered an invited talk on the topic” Use of Software packages in Statistical Analysis” 1st March, 2019, Rama Devi Women’s University, Bhubaneswar.
    2 Delivered an invited talk on the topic “Data Analysis by using SPSS”, 2nd March 19, SIRD & PR, Unit-8, BBSR
    3 Delivered an Extramural talk on the topic “Role and Applications of Statistics in Twenty First Century”, 11th February 2019, SKCG (Autonomous) College, Paralakhemundi, Gajapati, Odisha
    4 Delivered an invited talk on the topic “Statistics in Everyday Life; Scope and Prospectus”, 29th November 2018, Department of Mathematics, Fakir Mohan (Autonomous) College, Balasore, Odisha
    5 Delivered an invited talk on the topic “Data Analysis using SPSS” at Research Methodology Workshop, 11th March, 2018, KIIT School of Management (KSoM), KIIT University, BBSR.
    6 Delivered an invited talk on the topic “Relevance and Importance of Statistics in Geographical Research”, 06th January 2018, Department of Geography, SKCG (Autonomous) College, Paralakhemundi, Gajapati, Odisha
    7 Delivered an invited talk on the topic “Use of SPSS in Social Science Research” Ten Days Workshop on Research Methodology Course for Ph.D. Scholars, Department of Statistics, Utkal University, VaniVihar, BBSR.
    8 Delivered an Invited talk on the topic “Introduction to SPSS”, 20th March, 2017, Department of Commerce, Utkal University, VaniVihar, BBSR
    9 Delivered a seminar talk on the topic “Introduction to R software”, 17th Feb, 2017, Department of Statistics, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack
    10 Delivered a seminar talk on the topic “Regression Analysis Using Computer Software”, 14th Feb, 2017, Department of Statistics, Salipur Autonomous College, Cuttack
    11 Delivered a lecture on the topic “Biostatistics for Public Health Practitioner” 8th August 2016, Asian Institute of Public Health, Bhubaneswar
  5. Administrative/Executive experience:
    1 Deputy course- coordinator for Master in Public Health (MPH) course (From June, 2019 onwards)
    2 Placement of officer (in-charge) of the P.G. Department of Statistics, Utkal University, VaniVihar
    3 Departmental seminar library in-charge from 2016
    4 Treasurer of Utkal Statistics Alumni Association(USAA) (2017 onwards)
  6. Conference organized as Organizing Secretary:
    1 Co-convener in UGC Sponsored National Seminar cum Skill-Based Workshop on Statistical Computing Using R Software, during 27-28th March 2017, Department of Statistics, Utkal University
    2 Co-convener in National Seminar on Statistics in Research: Trends and Applications, on 15th April, 2018, P.G. Department of Statistics, Utkal University, VaniVihar, Bhubaneswar
    3 Co-convener in National Seminar on Statistical Methodology & Data Science, on 15-16 March, 2019, P.G. Department of Statistics, Utkal University, VaniVihar, Bhubaneswar
1 Other important activities Journal of Biomedical Statistics & Informatics (Editorial Board member) Reviewer to the following journals; Journal of Applied Statistics (Taylor and Francis) Health and Quality of life Outcomes (Biomed-central) Perspective in Public Health (SAGE) PLOS ONE Statistics in Transition (New series) Thailand Statistician International Journal of Statistics in Medical Research Medical Journal of Dr. D.Y. PatilVidyapeeth
2 Other Information Life member of International Indian Statistical Association. Life Member of Indian Society of Probability and Statistics Life Member of Indian Society for Medical Statistics Member of International Biometric society (IR) Life Member of Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP)