Sunitha Mathew

Associate Director

Sunitha Mathew is an Associate Director for Public Health and Epidemiology. Her expertise is in operationalizing complex, multisite, epidemiological, clinical, and translational research programs, both domestically and internationally. She has directed coordinating center projects in blood banking and transfusion medicine practice, cancer epidemiology, and chronic disease prevention, successfully optimizing collaboration among stakeholders to maximize research outcomes. She is also expert at linking, standardizing, and harmonizing large, longitudinal datasets derived from electronic health records, claims, the National Death Index, cancer registries, and other electronic data sources.

Ms. Mathew’s research uses cutting-edge big data analysis techniques and tools to better understand the links between blood donor and component characteristics and adverse transfusion outcomes. This research will make an important contribution to clinical practice by improving the safety and effectiveness of transfusion therapies in both children and adults.


M.S., Biotechnology, University of Kent, Canterbury, U.K.
B.S., Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Botany, University of Mysore, India

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