About me

I am a post-doctoral fellow in Statistics at the Department of Healthcare Policy and the Department of Biostatistics in Harvard Medical School. I am working with Professor Sharon-Lise Normand on developing Bayesian methods for Comparative Effectiveness research. My substantive research interest includes statistical models and efficient computation methods for analyzing complex data using latent variable models. I am also interested in applying machine learning and statistical models to solve problems in health and education.

I completed my PhD from the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University under supervision of Professor Brian Junker . Most of my PhD research revolved around statistical methods for temporal network analysis with application in social survey network data. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics from Mount Holyoke College, a liberal arts college for women in South Hadley, MA. It was arguably one of the best experiences of my life; I met many influential and smart women during my time there.


I can be reached at adhikari AT hcp.med.harvard.edu .