Dr. Anshuman Sewda

Dr. Anshuman Sewda

Assistant Professor

Dr. Anshuman Sewda is a Genetic Epidemiologist with more than 10 years of academic and research experience in the USA. He obtained his MPH (Epidemiology) and PhD (Epidemiology) degrees from the University of Texas (UTHealth) School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA, and received Rufus K. Guthrie Scholarship and President James T. & Nancy B. Willerson Scholarship during these degree programs. He was invited to give a talk on his doctoral dissertation work at the 11th Structural Birth Defects Meeting, National Institutes of Health (NIH, NICHD), Bethesda, Maryland, USA. For his academic performance, Dr. Sewda was inducted into the prestigious Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health (Alpha Iota Chapter), which was founded in 1924. Dr. Anshuman Sewda has worked at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, frequently ranked the number one cancer hospital in the USA. He completed a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship in New York City in the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Mount Sinai Hospital). He worked on two of the world’s largest genomics research cohorts. First, the Craniosynostosis Network Consortium: a Mount Sinai-based birth defect (craniosynostosis) project, which collaborated with several US-based and international institutions, including University of Oxford (UK), University of Heidelberg (Germany), University of Bordeaux (France), and Hospital Sant Joan De Déu (Spain). Dr. Sewda identified novel coding genetic variants associated with craniosynostosis, and his first-author paper was featured on the cover of the Pediatric Research (Nature) journal. Second, the HIV-Genetics project (based at U. Washington and Mount Sinai) conducted in collaboration with US-based institutions that are part of the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Network of Integrated Clinical Systems (CNICS). His work from both craniosynostosis and HIV projects has been presented at the NIH. Dr. Anshuman Sewda has published articles in reputed international journals, such as Pediatric Research (Nature), European Journal of Human Genetics (Nature), Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics (now known as Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine), Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (BMC, part of Springer Nature), PLOS One, and Birth Defects Research. He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Advanced Dental Sciences. He serves as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals, such as Birth Defects Research, Molecular Genetics and Genomic Medicine, Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, Journal of Pediatric Neurology, and Cardiology in the Young (Cambridge).


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