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Md Monir Hossain, MSc, PhD

  • Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Dr. Hossain is a biostatistician and his research interests focus on developing innovative statistical methods motivated by complex biomedical and environmental applications. He has developed novel spatial and spatiotemporal models for cluster detection and also in the area of cluster detection diagnostics for small area health data. Dr. Hossain's methodologic work has been published in several top biostatistics/statistics journals such as Statistics in Medicine, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, etc. His application research in health services and patient outcomes has received numerous public attentions. He has been successfully funded via National Cancer Institute and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute grants for his work. Dr. Hossain has over 70 peer reviewed journal papers and has also been an ad hoc reviewer of several top statistical journals. He is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.

PhD: Statistics, Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan.

MSc: Statistics (Thesis group), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

BSc: Statistics (Honors), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Spatial-temporal disease cluster modeling; hidden Markov mixture models; inter- and intra-rater reliability; survival function for informative drop-out; hierarchical Bayesian modeling; and spatial accessibility to primary care.

Research Areas

Biostatistics and Epidemiology


0808 Nighttime Distribution of Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep After Surgical OSA Treatment in Pediatric Population. Chang, A; Ignatiuk, D; Nakamura, A; Hossain, MM; Simakajornboon, N. Sleep. 2024; 47:a346.

(209) Outcomes in Donation After Circulatory Death Pediatric Lung Transplants: An Analysis of the ISHLT Registry. Ahmed, H; Hogue, S; Kulshrestha, K; Hossain, M; Zhang, Y; Ashfaq, A; Morales, D; Hayes, D. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2024; 43:s112-s113.

(293) Pediatric Heart Transplantation Using Donation After Circulatory Death: An Analysis of the ISHLT Registry. Ahmed, HF; Faateh, M; Mehdizadeh-Shrifi, A; Kulshrestha, K; Hossain, M; Zhang, Y; Ryan, T; Hayes, D; Lehenbauer, D; Morales, D; Ashfaq, A. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2024; 43:s151-s152.

Body composition in children with cystic fibrosis treated with CFTR modulators versus modulator naïve individuals. Dress, C; Hente, E; Hossain, MM; Hardie, W; Hjelm, M; Boat, T. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2024; 59:805-808.

Up to an Hour of Donor Resuscitation Does Not Affect Pediatric Heart Transplantation Survival. Kulshrestha, K; Greenberg, JW; Guzman-Gomez, AM; Kennedy, JT; Hossain, MM; Zhang, Y; Zafar, F; Morales, DL S. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2024; 117:611-618.

Donation after circulatory death significantly reduces waitlist times while not changing post-heart transplant outcomes: A United Network for Organ Sharing Analysis. Ahmed, HF; Kulshrestha, K; Kennedy, JT; Gomez-Guzman, A; Greenberg, JW; Hossain, MM; Zhang, Y; D'Alessandro, DA; John, R; Moazami, N; Chin, C; Ashfaq, A; Zafar, F; Morales, DL S. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2024; 43:461-470.

Circadian blood pressure dysregulation in children with obstructive sleep apnea. Ferdous Khan, MT; Smith, DF; Schuler, CL; Witter, AM; DiFrancesco, MW; Domany, KA; Amin, RS; Hossain, MM. Sleep. 2024; 47:zsad254.

Polysomnographic parameters and clinical risk factors predicting postoperative respiratory complications in children undergoing supraglottoplasty. Kanavitoon, S; Ngamprasertwong, P; Gurbani, N; Nakamura, A; Hossain, MM; Heubi, CH; Simakajornboon, N. The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2024; 20:9-16.

Identifying asthma-related risks during hospitalization using the child asthma risk assessment tool. Schuler, CL; Kercsmar, C; Mansour, M; McDowell, KM; Huang, G; Hossain, MM; Robinette, ED; Beck, AF. Journal of Asthma (Informa). 2023; 60:2189-2197.

Improved donor lung size matching by estimation of lung volumes based on chest X-ray measurements. Roach, DJ; Szugye, NA; Moore, RA; Hossain, MM; Morales, DL S; Hayes, D; Towe, CT; Zafar, F; Woods, JC. Pediatric Transplantation. 2023; 27:e14594.