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Paul S. Horn, PhD

  • Biostatistician, Division of Neurology
  • Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



My area of research is statistical analysis and how to apply general statistical methodology to specific pediatric problems. I want to improve statistical analysis in pediatrics to provide more reliable evidence for decision making.

I am interested in providing answers to questions regarding the statistical methodology that applies to pediatric populations, such as appropriate reference ranges. One of my achievements is the development of quantile estimators that are relatively robust for smaller sample sizes.

I am a member of the International Committee for the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute. My career spans more 39 years, and I have worked at Cincinnati Children’s since 2013. My research has been published in various respected journals, including Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, Advanced Techniques and Case Management, Neuroscience, Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, Muscle and Nerve, and Neurology.


Cerebral Arterial Growth in Childhood. Taylor, JM; Chang, M; Vaughan, J; Horn, PS; Zhang, B; Leach, JL; Vadivelu, S; Abruzzo, T. Pediatric Neurology. 2022; 134:59-66.

Adult Neurology Rotations for Child Neurology Residents: A Survey of Program Directors. Marshall, CS; Deng, S; Jackson, HS; Horn, PS; Wolf, DS; Thompson-Stone, R; Gilbert, DL. Neurology. 2022; 99:e858-e864.

From urges to tics in children with Tourette syndrome: associations with supplementary motor area GABA and right motor cortex physiology. Larsh, TR; Huddleston, DA; Horn, PS; Wu, SW; Cecil, KM; Jackson, HS; Edden, RA E; Mostofsky, SH; Gilbert, DL. Cerebral Cortex. 2022.

Neuronal Circuits Supporting Development of Visual Naming Revealed by Intracranial Coherence Modulations. Arya, R; Ervin, B; Buroker, J; Greiner, HM; Byars, AW; Rozhkov, L; Skoch, J; Horn, PS; Frink, C; Scholle, C; et al. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 2022; 16.

Large body movements on video polysomnography are associated with daytime dysfunction in children with restless sleep disorder. Liu, WK; Dye, TJ; Horn, P; Patterson, C; Garner, D; Simakajornboon, N. Sleep. 2022; 45.

Topiramate Is Safe for Refractory Neonatal Seizures: A Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study of Necrotizing Enterocolitis Risk. Vawter-Lee, M; Natarajan, N; Rang, K; Horn, PS; Pardo, AC; Thomas, CW. Pediatric Neurology. 2022; 129:7-13.

Improving Detection of Hippocampal Epileptiform Activity Using Magnetoencephalography. Sidler, E; Greiner, H; Mangano, F; Skoch, J; Arya, R; Holland, K; Aungaroon, G; Arthur, T; Fujiwara, H; Horn, P; et al. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. 2022; 39:240-246.

Regulating Together: Emotion Dysregulation Group Treatment for ASD Youth and Their Caregivers. Shaffer, RC; Schmitt, LM; Reisinger, DL; Coffman, M; Horn, P; Goodwin, MS; Mazefsky, C; Randall, S; Erickson, C. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2022.

EEG Correlates of Active Stopping and Preparation for Stopping in Chronic Tic Disorder. Vera, AZ; Pedapati, EV; Larsh, TR; Kohmescher, K; Miyakoshi, M; Huddleston, DA; Jackson, HS; Gilbert, DL; Horn, PS; Wu, SW. Brain Sciences. 2022; 12.

Pediatric reference intervals for 32 routine biochemical markers using the siemens healthineers atellica® CH assays in healthy children and adolescents. Bohn, MK; Horn, P; League, D; Steele, P; Hall, A; Adeli, K. Clinical Biochemistry. 2022; 99:69-77.