Center of Excellence in Higher Education
The First Private University in Bangladesh

Dr. Ahmed Hossain

Full Time Faculty
Associate Professor 

Ph.D., Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto,Canada
MSc., McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 1936

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Ahmed Hossain is an academic biostatistician and clinical trial analyst, and currently holds the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health at the North South University. He received his PhD from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health of University of Toronto , and he was a Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Fellow at the McMaster University. In addition, in 2004 at the McMaster University, he completed his MSc in Biostatistics. Prior to coming to North South University, Dr. Hossain was a Senior Biostatistician at the Pharma Medica Research Inc. Dr. Hossain has been particularly instrumental in developing the field of statistical genomics. His current interest has focused on biomedical research involving human subjects. Till date, Dr. Hossain has published twenty papers in various international peer-reviewed journals. Currently he is also an active editorial board member of three peer-reviewed journals Advances in Modern Oncology Research, Journal of Oncology Research and Therapy and Heighpubs Proteomics and Bioinformatics Research. To ensure that all research is evaluated fairly he has reviewed more than 30 articles for 13 academic journals to date. He is also continuing a number of collaborations with clinical investigators, faculty members and epidemiologists at McMaster University, Ryerson University and North South University. Dr. Hossain developed an R package, which gives estimation of summary measures and variances on receiver operating characteristic curves, which are useful for high dimensional data analysis and can be downloaded from Bioconductor.  Dr. Hossain served as a President as an elected member of students (BUGS) at University of Toronto in 2008.
    1. Ahmed Hossain and Tasnuva Ahmed (2016) Relationship between gestational weight and antenatal visits among third trimester low-income women: A cross- sectional study in Bangladesh, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Accepted (Letter: May 26, 2016 # BMSD-D-16-00432).

    2. Ahmed Hossain and Orin Mithila (2016) Sleep duration and treatment compliance: A population-based cross-sectional study of hypertensive patients, BMC Research Notes, 2016, 9:271.

    3. Ahmed Hossain and T.A. Khan (2016) Identification of genomic markers correlated with Sensitivity in solid tumors to Dasatinib using sparse principal components, Journal of Applied Statistics, doi: 10.1080/02664763.2016.1142941. de=cjas20

    4.  Ahmed Hossain (2015) Bayesian Regression Technique to estimate Area Under Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve and its application to MicroRNA data, Annals of Biometrics and Biostatistics, 2(1): 1013.

    5. Ahmed Hossain and Joseph Beyene (2015) Application of Skew-Normal Distribution for detecting differential expression to MicroRNA data. Journal of applied Statistics, vol 1

    6. Paola Muti, Andrea Sacconi, Ahmed Hossain, NoaBossel, Sabina Sieri, Vittorio Krogh, Franco Berrino, Francesca Biagioni, Sabrina Strano, Joseph Beyene, Yossi Yarden, Giovanni Blandino (2014) Downregulation of microRNAs 145-3p and 145-5p is a Long-Term Predictor of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk: the ORDET prospective study, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, July 2014. Website: PMID: 25073626

    7. Ahmed Hossain and Joseph Beyene (2013) Estimation of Weighted Log partial Area Under the ROC Curve and its Application to MicroRNA Data, Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology,2(6): 743-755. PMID: 24246291

    8. Ahmed Hossain and Joseph Beyene (2014) Analysis of Baseline, average and longitudinally measured blood pressure data using linear mixed model. BMC proceedings, 8 Suuple 1: S80.

    9. Ahmed Hossain, Andrew Willan and Joseph Beyene (2013) A flexible nonparametric approach to find candidate genes associated to disease in microarray experiments, Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 11(2): 1250021 PMID: 23600812

    10. Ahmed Hossain, Andrew Willan and Joseph Beyene (2013) An Improved method on Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test for Gene selection from Microarray Experiments, Communications in Statistics-Simulation and Computation 42(7): 1563-1577.

    11. Ahmed Hossain, Joseph Beyene and Andrew Willan (2009) A Flexible Approximate Likelihood Ratio Test for Detecting Differential Expression in Microarray Data, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 53(10):3685-3695.

    12. Balakrishnan, N. and Ahmed Hossain (2007) Inference for the Type II Generalized Logistic Dis­tribution under Progressive Type II Censoring, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 77(12):1013 – 1031.

    13. Ahmed Hossain and T.A.Khan (2007) Risk factors for sleep disturbance and its effect on quality of life: An analysis of retrospective cohort study of adults with neck injuries, The Indian Journal of Sleep Medicine. 2(3):95-100.

    14. Ahmed Hossain and T.A.Khan (2007) Risk Factors of Coronary Heart Disease: An Analysis of Framingham Heart Study. Indian Heart Journal, 59: 147-151.Website: 19122248

Jan 2012- March 2014, Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Fellow, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.

2010 Ph.D., Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

2004 MSc., McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
PBH 611 Biostatistics 1
PBH 711 Data Management and Analysis
PBH 742 Epidemiology II
PBH 712 Research Methodology
PBH 805 Research Proposal
PBH 806 Thesis