School of Pharmacy

Aasthaa Bansal

Assistant Professor

CHOICE Faculty, Department of Pharmacy, Institute for Innovative Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacy Faculty

Telephone: (206) 685-9658


Office Location: 1959 NE Pacific St 375-B


  • PhD in Biostatistics, University of Washington
  • BMath in Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Canada

Research Interests

  • Biostatistics


Aasthaa Bansal received her PhD in biostatistics from the UW and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the UW. Prior to arriving in Seattle, she received a BMath in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Her research interests include the statistical evaluation of biomarkers and medical tests for disease prognosis and treatment selection. In addition to her background developing statistical methodology, she was involved in collaborative research at the Center for Biomedical Statistics from 2009 to 2013. While there, she worked with academic investigators on the statistical analysis of studies in colon cancer screening, esophageal cancer treatment, institutional profiling, chronic illness management and juvenile arthritis.

Selected Publications

Bansal A, Pepe MS. When Does Combining Markers Improve Classification Performance and What Are Implications for Practice? Stat Med. 2013 May 20;32(11):1877-92.

Bansal A, Pepe MS. Estimating Improvement in Prediction with Matched Case-Control Designs. Lifetime Data Anal. 2013 Apr;19(2):170-201.

Kerr KF, Bansal A, Pepe MS.Further insight into the incremental value of new markers: the interpretation of performance measures and the importance of clinical context. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Sep 15;176(6):482-7. Epub 2012 Aug 8.

Larson-Meyer DE, Palm S, Bansal A, Austin KJ, Hart AM, Alexander BM. Influence of Running and Walking on Hormonal Regulators of Appetite in Women.J Obes. 2012;2012:730409.

Weinert C, Cudney S, Comstock B, Bansal A. Computer Intervention Impact on Psychosocial Adaptation of Rural Women with Chronic Conditions. Nurs Res. 2011 Mar-Apr;60(2):82-91.

Adams Waldorf KM, Gravett MG, McAdams RM, Paolella LJ, Gough GM, Carl DJ, Bansal A, Liggitt HD, Kapur RP, Reitz FB, Rubens CE. Choriodecidual Group B Streptococcal Inoculation Induces Fetal Lung Injury without Intra-Amniotic Infection and Preterm Labor inMacaca NemestrinaPLoS One. 2011;6(12):e28972.