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Mallikarjuna R. Rettiganti, Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor, College of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics
  • Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics


  • Biostatistics


  • Biostatistics

Contact Information

  • Email:
    Phone: 501-364-6631
    Address: Arkansas Children's Hospital
    1 Children's Way
    Little Rock, AR 72202


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Ohio State University, 2010
  • Diploma, National Institute of Information Technology, 1998
  • M.Sc., Loyola College, University of Madras, 2001
  • B. Sc., Loyola College, University of Madras, 1999
  • M.Sc., McMaster University, 2005

Recent Honors

  • Gary Koch Travel Award to attend the 2009 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, Canada. $400, 2009
  • Gary Koch Travel Award to attend the 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, Canada. $400, 2010
  • Edward G. Mayers Graduate Travel Fellowship to attend the 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, Canada. $1,340, 2010
  • American Statistical Association travel award to attend the ASA Writing workshop in JSM, Miami,Fl.$450, ASA, 2011
  • NSF Travel Award to attend IISA Conference in Chennai, India; January 2013, NSF, 2013

Recent Publications

  • Journal Article, Byrnes JW., Bhutta AT., Rettiganti MR., Gomez A., Garcia X., Dyamenahalli U., Johnson C., Jaquiss RD., Imamura M., Prodhan P. Steroid therapy attenuates acute phase reactant response among children on ventricular assist device support. Ann Thorac Surg 2015 Apr; 99(4):1392-8.
  • Journal Article, Fowlkes JL,Nyman JS,Bunn RC,Cockrell GE,Wahl EC,Rettiganti MR,Lumpkin CK Jr,Thrailkill KM Effects of long-term doxycycline on bone quality and strength in diabetic male DBA/2J mice. Bone Rep 2015 Jan 1 16-19.
  • Journal Article, Gupta P,Rettiganti M,Gossett JM,Gardner M,Bryant JC,Noel TR,Knecht KR Longitudinal renal function in pediatric heart transplant recipients: 20-years experience. Pediatr Transplant 2015 Mar 19 (2): 182-7.
  • Journal Article, Anthony Goudie., Linda Dynan., Patrick Brady., Rettiganti. Attributable Cost of Pediatric Inpatient Central-Line Associated Blood Stream Infections 2008-2010.. 2014 May;
  • Journal Article, Coleman, AT., Rettiganti, M., Bai, S., Brown, R. H., Perry, T. T. Mouse and Cockroach Exposure in Rural Arkansas Delta Region Homes. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2014 112(3):256-260.
  • Journal Article, Bozeman AP., Dassinger MS., Recicar JF., Smith SD., Rettiganti MR., Nick TG., Maxson RT. Restraint status improves the predictive value of motor vehicle crash criteria for pediatric trauma team activation.. Am J Surg 2012 Dec; 204(6):933-7; discussion 937-8.
  • Journal Article, Rettiganti M., Nagaraja, H. Power Analysis for Clinical Trials Using Negative Binomial Models with Applications to Multiple Sclerosis Count Data. Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics 2012 22:237-259.
  • Journal Article, Perry, TT., Rettiganti M., Brown, RH., Nick, TG., McCracken, A. `Poorly Controlled Asthma Among High Risk Children Living in a Rural Environment'. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2012
  • Journal Article, Thrailkill, K. M., Moreau, C. S., Swearingen, C., Rettiganti M. Insulin pump therapy started at the time of diagnosis: Effects on glycemic control and pancreatic beta cell function. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics 2011 13(10):1-8.

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