Siddhartha Mandal Research Scientist, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Delhi
Dr. Siddhartha Mandal completed his Bachelors and Masters in Statistics from Presidency College, Kolkata and IIT Kanpur respectively. He obtained his PhD in Biostatistics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his postdoctoral tenure at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Dr. Mandal worked on human gut microbiome and its associations with infant health outcomes and the effects of environmental toxicants in breastmilk on health. Among his publications is a novel statistical methodology for Illumina sequencing data which provides statistical frameworks that correctly analyzes microbial composition data. In another recent publication, he studied the effects of diet during pregnancy on maternal gut microbiome. Currently he is employed as a research scientist at Public Health Foundation of India working on antibiotic resistance and effects of air pollution on cardiometabolic health, alongside ongoing microbiome projects.