Mr. Chowdavarapu Raghavendra Rao

Scientist C (Biostats) 
Clinical Division (MCHN)

Contact:  +91-40-27197493

Brief Profile

He completed Masters in Statistics and having around 10 Years of extensive experience in the areas of Clinical Research and data analytics including teaching biostats. Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Pfizer Healthcare India Private Limited, GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) India Global Services Private Limited, and IQVIA RDS (India) Private Limited were all part of his overall experience. He worked for Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, for three years as a statistician. He served as Lead Statistical Programmer for multi country clinical trials in different therapeutic areas (Oncology, Immunology, Cardiovascular, Neurology, etc.) in different phases (phase 1 to phase 4) with parallel as well as cross over for open label and blinded (single blind, double blind) clinical trials. He is proficient in clinical trial data transformation, standardization and analysis like preparing the clinical trial reports (Interim Analysis Reports, Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) reports, Clinical Study Report (CSR) and Post Ad-Hoc reports). He was honoured as the best employee at Pfizer.
His areas of interest are AI and ML models in health research, as well as Meta Analysis.

  1. Chowdavarapu Raghavendra Rao, Challa Sai Ram (2017): Developing a predictive model for estimation of height of a normal child using head length in south Indian children. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 3(12), 3465–3469.
  2. Challa Sai Ram, Chowdavarapu Raghavendra Rao, Pattnaik Snigdha, Mathai Dilip (2016): Mapping the awareness levels of mothers about the danger signs of acute respiratory infections in children of the Southern States of India, its relation with treatment seeking behaviour. International Journal of Infectious Diseases.
  3. Saba Syed, Sukhdas Gangam, Shujauddin Syed, Chowdavarapu Raghavendra Rao (2015): Morbidity patterns and its associated factors among the school children of urban slum in Hyderabad, India. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health.