Mekbib Altaye, PhD

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-5849

Fax: 513-636-7509


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Design and analysis of correlated data. This includes developing inference procedures for intraclass correlation, and kappa statistic for binary and polynomial outcomes. Recent research interest includes modeling issues associated with high dimensional data that arise from fMRI, MRI and microbiome studies.


Dr. Altaye has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles, more than 70 abstracts/posters, invited to present his work in national meetings and co-author a book chapter. He has been a co-investigator, collaborator or biostatistician in more than 20 NIH funded projects. Dr. Altaye provides support for researchers in multiple divisions as well as for the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences and Training (CCTST). He taught biostatistics courses for the Master of Science Clinical and Translational Research program. He has obtained travel awards to attend workshops from NSF and NIH. One of his articles received a Caffey award for best clinical science or education paper from the Pediatric Radiology Society.

Education and Training

PhD: The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 1998.

MSc: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 1991.

BSc: Addis Ababa Universtiy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1983.


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Pediatric Functional Neuroimaging Research Network. Biostatistician. NIH/NICHD. 09/2009-09/2014.

Neurobehavioral Effects of Insecticide Exposure in Pregnancy and Early Childhood. Biostatistician. NIH. 09/2009-06/2012.

Role of Human Milk in Infant Nutrition and Health. Co-Investigator. NIH/NICHD. 08/2009-06/2013.

Longitudinal DTI Study in Children Treated for congenital Hydrocephalus. Biostatistician. NIH. 09/2009-06/2013.

Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training. Biostatistician NIH/NCRR. 04/2009-03/2014.

Treatment of maternal depression in home visitation: Mother and Child impacts. Co-investigator. NIH/NIMH. 12/2009-11/2014.

Imaging the effect of centrotemporal spikes and seizures. Biostatistician. NIH/NIND. 09/2011-06/2016.

Multisite Study of School Based Treatment Approaches for ADHD Adolescents. Biostatistician. NIH/NIMH. 08/2009-03/2014.