Dr. Sudeshna Paul is a statistician and an assistant professor in the Office of Nursing Research, School of Nursing at Emory University. She collaborates with researchers within and outside the School of Nursing on several NIH funded studies. Dr. Paul is experienced in modeling of social-, longitudinal- and spatially correlated outcomes, health services research methods and intervention studies. In particular, she is developing and implementing models to study biological and behavioral dynamics of multidimensional symptom trajectories and their influence on disease outcomes in different chronic illnesses.

Dr. Paul earned her PhD in Statistics from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and completed her postdoctoral training in the department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School before joining the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in 2013.

Areas of Expertise

Health Services Research


Symptom Science


  • Paul S, Melanson T, Mohan S, et al. Kidney transplant program waitlisting rate as a metric to assess transplant access. American Journal of Transplantation. 2020;00:1–8. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.16277
  • Song MK, Paul S, Plantinga L, Henry C, Turberville-Trujillo L. Social Networks of Self-care and Perceived Treatment Burden Among Patients on In-Center Hemodialysis. Kidney Med. 2019;1(3):97-103. Published 2019 May 10. doi:10.1016/j.xkme.2019.04.001
  • Paul, S, Corwin, EJ. Identifying clusters from multidimensional symptom trajectories in postpartum women. Res Nurs Health. 2019; 42: 119– 127. https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.21935
  • Gary RA, Paul S, Corwin E, et al. Exercise and Cognitive Training as a Strategy to Improve Neurocognitive Outcomes in Heart Failure: A Pilot Study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019;27(8):809-819. doi:10.1016/j.jagp.2019.01.211
  • Murphy, JR, Paul, S, Dunlop, AL, Corwin, EJ. Maternal peripartum antibiotic exposure and the risk of postpartum depression. Res Nurs Health. 2018; 41: 369– 377. https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.21881
  • Song MK, Paul S, Ward SE, Gilet CA, Hladik GA. One-Year Linear Trajectories of Symptoms, Physical Functioning, Cognitive Functioning, Emotional Well-being, and Spiritual Well-being Among Patients Receiving Dialysis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2018;72(2):198-204. doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2017.11.016
  • Paul S, Plantinga LC, Pastan SO, Gander JC, Mohan S, Patzer RE. Standardized Transplantation Referral Ratio to Assess Performance of Transplant Referral among Dialysis Facilities. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018;13(2):282-289. doi:10.2215/CJN.04690417
  • Patzer RE, Plantinga LC, Paul S, et al. Variation in Dialysis Facility Referral for Kidney Transplantation Among Patients With End-Stage Renal Disease in Georgia. JAMA. 2015;314(6):582–594. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.8897
  • Corwin EJ, Pajer K, Paul S, Lowe N, Weber M, McCarthy DO. Bidirectional psychoneuroimmune interactions in the early postpartum period influence risk of postpartum depression. Brain Behav Immun. 2015;49:86-93. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2015.04.012
  • O'Malley AJ, Paul S. Using Retrospective Sampling to Estimate Models of Relationship Status in Large Longitudinal Social Networks. Comput Stat Data Anal. 2015;82:35-46. doi:10.1016/j.csda.2014.08.001
  • Paul S, Keating NL, Landon BE, O'Malley AJ. Results from using a new dyadic-dependence model to analyze sociocentric physician networks. Soc Sci Med. 2014;117:67-75. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.07.014
  • Paul S, O'Malley AJ. Hierarchical longitudinal models of relationships in social networks. J R Stat Soc Ser C Appl Stat. 2013;62(5):705-722. doi:10.1111/rssc.12013
  • Landon BE, Keating NL, Barnett ML, et al. Variation in Patient-Sharing Networks of Physicians Across the United States. JAMA. 2012;308(3):265–273. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.7615
  • Paul S, Friedman AM, Bailey-Kellogg C, Craig BA. Bayesian reconstruction of P(r) directly from two-dimensional detector images via a Markov chain Monte Carlo method. J Appl Crystallogr. 2013;46(Pt 2):404-414. doi:10.1107/S002188981300109X

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