Prakash Gorroochurn

Prakash Gorroochurn

Prakash Gorroochurn

Associate Professor
Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center

Office/Address:

722 W 168th Street R620
New York NY 10032
Phone:
212-342-1263
Fax:
212-305-9408
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Biography

Prakash Gorroochurn, PhD, conducts research in mathematical population genetics, genetic epidemiology, and the history of probability and statistics. Dr. Gorroochurn is also the author of Classic Problems of Probability which won the 2012 PROSE Award for Mathematics from The American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence.

Education

PhD, 1999, Monash University, Faculty of Science

Editorial Boards

Associate Editor, The American Statistician
Associate Editor, BMC Genetics

Honors & Awards

Calderone Research Prize for Junior Faculty (2005-2006)
2012 PROSE Award for

Select Publications

Gorroochurn,P. BOOK: CLASSIC PROBLEMS OF PROBABILITY (winner of the 2012 PROSE Award for Mathematics from The American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence) Wiley NJ 2012
Gorroochurn, P. Errors of Probability in Historical Context American Statistician 65(4) 246-254 2011
Durner M, Gorroochurn P, Marini C, and Guerrini R Can We Increase the Likelihood of Success for Future Association Studies in Epilepsy? Epilepsia 47 1617-1621 2006
Gorroochurn,P.; Hodge,S.E.;Heiman, G.A; Greenberg,D.A. An Improved Delta-Centralization Method for Population Stratification Human Heredity To Appear 2011
Gorroochurn P, Hodge SE, Heiman GA and Greenberg DA Comments on: Review and Evaluation of Methods Correcting for Population Stratification with a Focus on Underlying Statistical Principles Hum Hered 67 145-146 2009
Gorroochurn P , Hodge SE Estimating allele frequencies and inbreeding coefficients in k-allele models Math Pop Studies 13 83-103 2006
Gorroochurn P, Heiman GA, Hodge SE, Greenberg DA Centralizing the non-central chi-square: A new method to correct for population stratification in genetic case-control association studies Genet Epidemiol 30 277-289 2006
Bemis DL, Capodice JL, Gorroochurn P, Katz AE, and Buttyan R Anti-prostate cancer activity of a beta-carboline alkaloid enriched extract from Rauwolfia vomitoria Int.J Oncol. 29 (5) 1065-1073 2006
Gorroochurn P, Hodge SE, Heiman GA and Greenberg DA. A unified approach for quantifying, testing and correcting population stratification in case-control association studies Hum Hered 64 149-159 2007
Gorroochurn P, Hodge SE, Heiman GA, Greenberg DA Effect of population stratification on case-control association studies. II: False-positive rates and their limiting behavior as number of subpopulations increases Human Heredity 58 40-49 2004
Gorroochurn P, Hodge SE, Heiman GA, Greenberg DA Effect of population stratification on case-control association studies. II: False-positive rates and their limiting behavior as number of subpopulations increases Hum Hered 58 40-48 2004
Gorroochurn P Post-data inference of coalescence times and segregating-site distribution in a two-island model with symmetric migration Advances in Applied Probability 33 600-616 2001
Heiman GA, Hodge SE, Gorroochurn P, Greenberg DA Effect of population stratification on case-control association studies. I: Elevation in false positive rates and comparison to confounding risk ratios (a simulation study) Human Heredity 58 30-39 2004
Heiman GA, Gorroochurn P, Hodge SE, Greenberg DA Robustness of case-control studies to population stratification Cancer Epi. Biom. Prev. 14(6) 2005
Komenaka IK, Ditkoff BA, Joseph KA, Russo D, Gorroochurn P, Ward M, Horowitz E, El-Tamer MB, Schnabel FR The development of interval breast malignancies in patients with BRCA mutations Cancer 100 (10) 2079-2083 2004
Gorroochurn P, Hodge SE, Heiman GA, Durner M, Greenberg DA Non-replication of association studies: 'pseudo-failures' to replicate? Genetics in Medicine 9(6) 325-331 2007
Heiman GA, Hodge SE, Gorroochurn P, J Zhang, Greenberg DA Effect of population stratification on case-control association studies. I: Elevation in the false positive rates and comparisons to confounding risk ratios (a simulation study) Hum Hered 58 30-39 2004
Gorroochurn, P Post-Data Inference of Coalescence Times and Segregating-Site Distribution in a Two-Island Model with Symmetric Migration Advances in Applied Probability 33(3) 600-616 2001
Gorroochurn P Perils in the Use of Linkage Disequilibrium for Fine Gene Mapping: Simple Insights from Population Genetics Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17(12) 3292–7 2008

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