A photo of Md Monir Hossain.

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Biography & Affiliation


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.

Research Interests

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.

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics




PhD: Statistics, Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan.

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

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


Domany KA, Hossain MM, Nava-Guerra L, Khoo MC, McConnell K, Carroll JL, Xu Y, DiFrancesco M, Amin RS. Cardioventilatory Control in Preterm Born Children and the Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2018;197(12):1596-1603.

Cai C, Rahbar MH, Hossain MM, Yuan Y, Gonzales NR. A placebo-controlled Bayesian dose finding design based on continuous reassessment method with application to stroke research. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications. 2017;7:11-17.

Hossain MM, Jones JM, Dey S, Carr GJ, Visscher M. Quantitation of Baby Wipes Lotion Transfer to Premature and Neonatal Skin. Food and Chemical Toxicology. 2015;84:106-114.

Hossain MM, Laditka JN, Gardiner JC. The economic benefits of community health centers in lowering preventable hospitalizations: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology. 2015;15:23-36. 

Hossain MM, Lawson AB, Cai B, Jungsoon C, Liu J, Kirby RS. Space-Time mixture models for small area disease risk and cluster estimation: model selection and optimum allocation. Environmetrics. 2014 25:84-96.

Eberth JM, Eschbach K, Morris J, Nguyen H, Hossain MM, Elting L. Geographic disparities in mammography capacity in the South: a longitudinal assessment of supply and demand. Health Serv Res. 2014 Feb;49(1):171-85.

Lawson AB, Choi J, Cai B, Hossain MM, Kirby RS, Liu J. Bayesian 2-stage space-time mixture modeling with spatial misalignment of the exposure in small area health data. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics. 2012;17(3):417-441.

Mirza S, Hossain MM, Mathews C, Martinez PJ, Gay J, Pino P, Rentfro A, McCormick JB, Fisher-Hoch SP. Type 2-Diabetes is Associated with Elevated Levels of TNF-alpha, IL-6 and Adiponectin and Low Levels of Leptin in a Population of Mexican American: A Cross-Sectional Study. Cytokine. 2012 Jan;57(1)136-42.

Hossain MM, Lawson AB. Space-time Bayesian small area disease risk models: Development and evaluation with a focus on cluster detection. Environ Ecol Stat. 2010 Mar 1;17(1):73-95.

Hossain MM, Laditka J. Using hospitalization for ambulatory care sensitive conditions to measure access to primary health care: an application of spatial structural equation modeling. IntJ Health Geogr. 2009 Aug 28;8:51.