A photo of Paul Horn.

Biostatistician, Division of Neurology

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Biography & Affiliation


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.

Research Interests

Robustness; nonparametrics; statistical computing; simulations; reference intervals.

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Research Divisions



PhD: Statistics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1981.


Implementation of the Mini-Child Tourette Syndrome Impairment Scale: Relationships to Symptom Severity and Treatment Decisions. Garris, JF; Huddleston, DA; Jackson, HS; Horn, PS; Gilbert, DL. Journal of Child Neurology. 2021; 36:288-295.

Altered frontal-mediated inhibition and white matter connectivity in pediatric chronic tic disorders. Bruce, AB; Yuan, W; Gilbert, DL; Horn, PS; Jackson, HS; Huddleston, DA; Wu, SW. Experimental Brain Research. 2021; 239:955-965.

Age-related changes in appendicular lean mass in males with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: A retrospective review. Summer, SS; Wong, BL; Rutter, MM; Horn, PS; Tian, C; Rybalsky, I; Shellenbarger, KC; Kalkwarf, HJ. Muscle and Nerve. 2021; 63:231-238.

Well-woman care and HPV vaccination rates in women with Rett syndrome. Humphrey, KN; Horn, PS; Olshavsky, L; Reebals, L; Standridge, SM. Disability and Health Journal. 2021; 14.

High-gamma modulation language mapping with stereo-EEG: A novel analytic approach and diagnostic validation. Ervin, B; Buroker, J; Rozhkov, L; Holloway, T; Horn, PS; Scholle, C; Byars, AW; Mangano, FT; Leach, JL; Greiner, HM; et al. Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology. 2020; 131:2851-2860.

DMD – BIOMARKERS & OUTCOME MEASURES P.131 A longitudinal study of creatine-phosphokinase and creatinine levels in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Zygmunt, A; Wong, B; Horn, P; Lambert, J; Bange, J; Rybalsky, I; Chouteau, W; Shellenbarger, K; Tian, C. Neuromuscular Disorders. 2020; 30.

SMA: REGISTRIES, BIOMARKERS & OUTCOME MEASURES P.183 Patient reported health-related quality of life in pediatric patients with spinal muscular atrophy type 1, 2 and 3. Wagner, S; Wong, B; Lambert, J; Horn, P; Bange, J; Rybalsky, I; Tian, C. Neuromuscular Disorders. 2020; 30.

Autonomic Imbalance as a Predictor of Metabolic Risks, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, and Mortality Autonomic Imbalance Predicts CVD, DM, Mortality. Wulsin, LR; Horn, PS; Perry, JL; Massaro, J; D'Agostino, R. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2020.

Electrical stimulation sensorimotor mapping with stereo-EEG. Arya, R; Ervin, B; Holloway, T; Dudley, J; Horn, PS; Buroker, J; Rozhkov, L; Scholle, C; Byars, AW; Leach, JL; et al. Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology. 2020; 131:1691-1701.

Neuropsychological outcomes after pediatric epilepsy surgery: Role of electrical stimulation language mapping. Sakpichaisakul, K; Byars, AW; Horn, PS; Aungaroon, G; Greiner, HM; Mangano, FT; Holland, KD; Arya, R. Seizure : the journal of the British Epilepsy Association. 2020; 80:183-191.