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.


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. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2020; 131:2851-2860.

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; 105:jc20144123-e3064.

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. 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-European Journal of Epilepsy. 2020; 80:183-191.

Online Family Problem-Solving Therapy (F-PST) for Executive and Behavioral Dysfunction After Traumatic Brain Injury in Adolescents: A Randomized, Multicenter, Comparative Effectiveness Clinical Trial. Kurowski, BG; Taylor, HG; McNally, KA; Kirkwood, MW; Cassedy, A; Horn, PS; Stancin, T; Wade, SL. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2020; 35:165-174.

The Profile and Prognosis of Youth With Status Migrainosus: Results From an Observational Study. Orr, SL; Turner, A; Kabbouche, MA; Horn, PS; O'Brien, HL; Kacperski, J; LeCates, S; White, S; Weberding, J; Miller, MN; et al. Headache. 2020; 60:878-888.

Recombinant human insulin-like growth factor-1 therapy for 6 months improves growth but not motor function in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Rutter, MM; Wong, BL; Collins, JJ; Sawnani, H; Taylor, MD; Horn, PS; Backeljauw, PF. Muscle and Nerve. 2020; 61:623-631.

Neurodevelopmental, behavioral, and emotional symptoms common in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Darmahkasih, AJ; Rybalsky, I; Tian, C; Shellenbarger, KC; Horn, PS; Lambert, JT; Wong, BL. Muscle and Nerve. 2020; 61:466-474.

Traumatic spinal subdural hematoma: An illustrative case and series review. Porter, ZR; Johnson, MD; Horn, PS; Ngwenya, LB. Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management. 2020; 19:100570-100570.

High Behavioral Sensitivity to Carbon Dioxide Associates with Enhanced Fear Memory and Altered Forebrain Neuronal Activation. McMurray, KM J; Gray, A; Horn, P; Sah, R. Neuroscience. 2020; 429:92-105.