Nadeesha Mawella

Assistant Teaching Professor

Office: Manheim 306C
Ph: (816)235-2853


Dr. Nadeesha Mawella recently joined UMKC in Fall 2018, after receiving her Ph.D in Statistics from Kansas State University. Her research is focused on misspecifications in homogeneity tests for zero-inflated models.

Academic Credentials

Ph.D., Statistics, Kansas State University (2018)
B.Sc., Statistics & Operations Research, University of Peradeniya (2010)

Research Interests

  • Zero-Inflated models
  • Longitudinal and correlated data analysis
  • Design of experiments and applications in Biostatistics

Selected Publications

  • Kolt, G. S., George, E. S., Rebar, A. L., Duncan, M. J., Vandelanotte, C., Caperchione, C. M., … & Mawella, N. R. (2017). Associations between quality of life and duration and frequency of physical activity and sedentary behaviour: Baseline findings from the WALK 2.0 randomised controlled trial. PloS one12(6), e0180072.