Amita Manatunga, PhD


Titles and Roles

Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Anita Manatunga, PhD, first joined the Emory University faculty back in 1994. Today, Dr. Manatunga is Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the Rollins School of Public Health. She works as the primary biostatistician at the NIH-funded Emory University General Clinical Research Center (GCRC).

Dr. Manatunga is member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. She is also a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. She has served on several committees of the ENAR, International Biometrics Society and over the years, she has also served on numerous NIH Study Sections.


Dr. Manatunga obtained her PhD in Statistics and her MA also in Statistics from the Univeristy of Rochester in New York. She also received MSc in Statistics from Purdue University in Indiana.


Dr. Manatunga's current research areas include analytical methods for environmental and reproductive health, multivariate survival analysis and predictive statistical models in renal imaging.


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Dr. Manatunga received the Thomas Sellers Award from Rollins School of Public Health.

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