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Bakeerathan Gunaratnam, PhD

Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

Assistant Professor
Room No. 027, 485 E. Gray St.
Louisville, KY 40202 
Phone: 502-852-3525
Fax: 502-852-3294




I joined the Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics at UofL in the Fall of 2013 at the rank of Postdoctoral Scholar.


Ph.D. Statistics  (2013),     Case Western Reserve University
M.Phil. Statistics (2007),    Cardiff University, United Kingdom
M.Sc. Applied Statistics (2003),   University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
B.Sc. Mathematics (2000),   University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Research Interests

My primary research interests include stable and Linnik processes, logistic regression and clinical trials.  I also collaborate with the Department of OB/GYN and Women's Health, and the School of Dentistry.


PHST 620 - Introduction to Statistical Computing (SAS)
PHST 624 - Clinical Trials
PHST 640 - Statistical Methods for Research Design
PHST 681 - Biostatistical Methods
PHST 710 - Advanced Statistical Modeling I (R)
PHST 751- High Throughput Data Analysis
OBIO 501- Biomedical Data Analysis and Design


B.Gunaratnam and W.A. Woyczynski, 2016.  Creation and Preservation of Shocks in Linnik Conservation Laws, “Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and Impulsive System”, 23, 231-250.

D.Torres, J.Shiber, R.Pasic, S.Biscette, B.Gunaratnam and G.Lang, 2015 . Identifying the Rate-Limiting Step in Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in a training Hospital, “The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology”, 22(6), 974-979.

B.Gunaratnam and W.A. Woyczynski, 2015. Multiscale Conservation Laws Driven by Lèvy Stable and Linnik Diffusions: Asymptotics, Shock Creation, Preservation and Dissolution, “Journal of Statistical Physics”, vol 160(1), 29-59.

T.E.Franklin, C.V.Salyer and B.Gunaratnam, 2015.Monthly Trends in Abortion Access and Care in Kentucky, “Contraception”, vol 91(5), pp 427-428.

G.Bakeerathan and N.Leonenko, 2008. Linnik Processes, “Random Operators and Stochastic Equations”, vol 16(3), pp 109-130.

G.Bakeerathan and S.Samita, 2003. A Non-Parametric Approach in Testing Higher Order   Interactions, “Sri Lankan Journal of Applied Statistics”, vol 4, pp 15-25.

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