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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


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.

Circadian blood pressure dysregulation in children with obstructive sleep apnea. Khan, MT F; Smith, DF; Schuler, CL; Witter, AM; DiFrancesco, MW; Armoni Domany, K; Amin, RS; Hossain, MM. Sleep. 2023; zsad254.

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.

Occurrence of sleep-disordered breathing in children with pulmonary hypertension. Ignatiuk, D; Miles, K; Gurbani, N; Hossain, MM; Cash, M; Magness, M; Hirsch, R; Simakajornboon, N. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2023; 58:3566-3573.

Longitudinal mental health trends in cystic fibrosis. Hjelm, M; Hente, E; Miller, J; Moore, S; Peugh, J; Swetland, DV; Tadesse, DG; Hossain, MM; Siracusa, C; Filigno, SS. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis. 2023; 22:1093-1099.

Body mass index percentage and survival in pediatric patients listed for lung transplantation: A modern-era multi-institutional analysis. Heidel, JS; Dani, A; Towe, C; Schecter, M; Zhang, Y; Hossain, MM; Zafar, F; Morales, DL S; Hayes, D. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2023; 42:1242-1250.

0810 Effect of supraglottoplasty on respiratory parameters in infants and children with laryngomalacia and oxygen dependence. Wickemeyer, J; Nakamura, A; Hossain, MM; Simakajornboon, N. Sleep. 2023; 46:a356.

0794 Effect of Surgical OSA Treatment on Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep in Pediatric Patients. Ignatiuk, D; Nakamura, A; Hossain, MM; Simakajornboon, N. Sleep. 2023; 46:a350.

Lung Transplantation for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Dani, A; Hayes, D; Guzman-Gomez, A; Hossain, MM; Woods, JC; Morales, DL S; Hirsch, R; Zafar, F; Hysinger, EB. Chest. 2023; 163:1166-1175.