Assistant Professor

Ashok Chaurasia.

Contact information

Office: LHN 1721

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 38093


Teaching interests

Statistics, Biostatistics

Research interests

My primary research interest is methodological development in longitudinal data, incomplete/missing data, model selection, and sequential data.


BSc in Mathematics and BSc in Statistics (2007, Tier 2 Honours, University of Texas at San Antonio)

MSc in Statistics (2008, University of Texas at San Antonio)

PhD in Statistics (2013, University of Connecticut)

Postdoctoral Fellowship: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), (2013 – 2015, National Institutes of Health (NIH))

Selected publications

  • Leah, L., Haynie, D., Liu, D., Li, K., Chaurasia, A., Nansel, T.R., Gee, B., Simons-Morton, B.G. (2015). Adolescent trajectories of eating behaviors in a nationally-representative U.S. cohort. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (in press).
  • Simons-Morton, B.G., D., Haynie, Liu, D., Chaurasia, A., Ralph, H., Li, K. (2015). The Prevalence of Alcohol Use Among Emerging Adults: The Effect of Residential Environment. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (in press).
  • Chaurasia, A. and Harel, O. (2015). Partial F-tests with Multiply Imputed Data in the Linear Regression framework via coefficient of determination. Statistics in Medicine 34(3), 432–443.
  • Cote, M., Kenny, A., Dussetschleger, J., Farr, D., Chaurasia, A., and Cherniack, M. (2014). Reference Values for Physical Performance Measures in the Aging Working Population. Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56(1), 228–242.
  • Chaurasia, A. and Harel, O. (2013). Model selection rates of information based criteria. The Electronic Journal of Statistics 7, 2762–2793.
  • Chaurasia, A. and Harel, O. (2012). Using AIC in multiple linear regression framework with multiply imputed data. Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology 12(2–3), 219–233.
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