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    Shanthi Krishnaswami

Shanthi Krishnaswami

Principal Research Scientist

Dr. Shanthi Krishnaswami is a Principal Research Scientist for PINC AI Applied Sciences, with more than 20 years of experience in the fields of medicine and public health. She is a physician and an epidemiologist and has worked in various roles in several research projects in areas including developmental disabilities, autoimmune diseases, hypertension, obesity, infectious disease, comparative effectiveness of surgical, pharmacologic intervention studies and drug overdose. She has many years of research experience including data management, statistical data analysis, systematic reviews of biomedical literature, summarizing results for conferences and journal publications, reviewing study protocols, preparing IRB applications, and generating study reports. She has successfully collaborated with researchers from different fields of medicine and produced several peer-reviewed publications from each project. She had mentored medical students and junior epidemiologists on research methodology and data analytics. Before joining Premier, she was an epidemiologist with the Tennessee department of health working on fatal and nonfatal drug overdose surveillance projects and prior to that she had worked in academic institutions providing data management/analytical support/serving as a staff scientist. Dr. Krishnaswami earned her medical degree from the University of Madras, India and MPH in epidemiology from University of South Carolina, Columbia. Her interests are to improve patient care by facilitating better clinical decision making at the point of care and extending to public health domain.

Featured Publications

Krishnaswami S, Mukhopadhyay S, Markus SA, Nechuta SJ. Prescription Opioid Characteristics and Nonfatal Overdose Among Patients Discharged from Tennessee Emergency Departments. J Emerg Med. 2022 Jan;62(1):51-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2021.07.050. Epub 2021 Sep 15. PubMed PMID: 34535302

Krishnaswami S, Mukhopadhyay S, McPheeters M, Nechuta SJ. Prescribing patterns before and after a non-fatal drug overdose using Tennessee's controlled substance monitoring database linked to hospital discharge data. Prev Med. 2020 Jan; 130:105883. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.105883. Epub 2019 Nov 6. PubMed PMID: 31704283.

Shanthi Krishnaswami, Christopher Fonnesbeck, David Penson, Melissa McPheeters. Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Locating Non-palpable Undescended Testicles: A Meta-Analysis. Pediatrics, volume 131 (6): e1908-16, Jun 2013

Complete List of Published Work in MyBibliography:


  • MBBS, Medicine, Kilpauk Medical college, University of Madras, India
  • M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of South Carolina

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