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
Office: SAC 824

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Ahmed Hossain is an academic biostatistician and public health expert, and currently holds the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health at the North South University. He is also continuing as a consultant of World Bank and principal investigator of number of national and international projects. He received his PhD from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health of University of Toronto in 2010, 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 more than 35 papers in various international peer-reviewed journals. Currently he is also an active editorial board member of 7 peer-reviewed international journals. He is also continuing a number of collaborations with clinical investigators, faculty members and epidemiologists at McMaster University, Texas Tech University, University of London 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. 

  1. Taifur Rahman, Samira Irfan and Ahmed Hossain (2018), Effects of poor protein-intake and in-house over-crowdin on childhood tuberculosis in a low-income Bangladeshi rural community: A case-control study, BMC Public Health , 2:1:8, DOI: 10.15761/BRCP.1000159


  2. Bhavana Shrestha, Zannatul Ferdoush and Ahmed Hossain (2018), Adherence to Medications among Nepali Hypertensive Population: A Hospital-Based Cross-Sectional Study, Biomedical Research and Clinical Practice , 2:1:8, DOI: 10.15761/BRCP.1000159


  3. Kakon Farzana, Mohammad Omar Faruque and Ahmed Hossain (2018), Factors Affecting Therapeutic Compliance among the Patients with Rheumatic Heart Disease in Bangladesh, Cardovascular Journal , 10(2): 180-185, DOI: 10.3329/cardio.v10i2.36289


  4. Fazle Rabbi, Masuda Tithi, Tasnim Mira and Ahmed Hossain (2018), Prevalence and Occupational Factors Associated with Low Back Pain among the Female Garments workers: A Cross- Sectional Study in Bangladesh, Global Perspectives in Medical Sciences , 2:1:8, DOI: 10.26535/gpms.v2i1.10


  5. Maruf Hasan, Abrar Wahab, Morshed Alam and Ahmed Hossain (2018), Socio-Demographic Risk factors of surical site infections in inguinal hernia surgery: A hospital based case-control study, Journal of Medical Sciences , 2:1:8, DOI: 10.15761/BRCP.1000159


  6. Paola Muti, Andrea Sacconi, Ahmed Hossain, Noa Bossel, Sabina Sieri, Vittorio Krogh, Franco Berrino, Francesca Biagioni, Sabrina Strano, Joseph Beyene, Yossi Yarden, Giovanni Blandino (2017) MiRNA-513a-5p Inhibits Progesterone Receptor Expression and Constitutes a Risk Factor For Breast Cancer: The ORDET Prospective Study, Carcinogenesis, DOI:10.1093/carcin/bgx126.


  7. Mustapha Kabir Musa1, Faisal Muhammad, Kabir Musa Lawal, A B M Alauddin Chowdhury and Ahmed Hossain (2017), Risk Factors of Severe Acute Malnutrition among Under-five Children: A Hospital-based Study in Bangladesh, Journal of Medical Sciences and Health , Sep-Dec 2017/Volume 3/Issue 3


  8. Sanjoy Sutradhar, GU Ahsan, Hayatun Nabi and Ahmed Hossain (2017) Occupational factors and Low Back Pain: A Cross-Sectional Study of Bangladeshi Female Nurses, BMC Research Notes, 10-173. DOI: 10.1186/s13104-017-2492-1


  9. Ahmed Hossain, GU Ahsan and Hayatun Nabi (2017) An Integrated Approach for Identifying Genes Associated with Chemotherapy Resistance in High-grade Serous Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, Advances in Oncology Research, 3(1): 31-39. DOI:10.18282/amor.v3.i1.173.


  10. Samira Irfan, Mahabubul Islam, Omar Faruq, Ahmed Hossain (2017) Socio- Demographic Determinants of Adult Tuberculosis: A Matched Case-Control Study in Bangladesh, American Journal of Infectious Disease , 2:113. DOI : 10.3844/ajidsp.2017.32.37.


  11. Dilshad Afrin and Ahmed Hossain (2017) The school-level factors associated with internet addiction among adolescents: A Cross-Sectional study in Bangladesh, Journal of Addiction and Dependency, 3(2): 170-174. DOI: 10.15436/2471-061X.17.1686


  12. Ahmed Hossain and Mustapha Musa (2017), Risk factors of severe acute malnutrition among under 5 children: A hospital based case-control study in Bangladesh, Journal of Medical Sciences and Health , 03 (03):13-21.


  13. Ahmed Hossain and Tasnuva Ahmed (2017) Relationship between gestational weight and antenatal visits among third trimester low-income women: A crosssectional study in Bangladesh, Journal of Pregnancy, 1(3):1-5 DOI: 10.15761/JPR.1000116


  14. 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.
  15. Ahmed Hossain and Hafeez Khan and Joseph Beyene (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.


  16. Ahmed Hossain, Hafeez Khan and Joseph Beyene (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.


  17. Ahmed Hossain and Joseph Beyene (2014) Application of skew-normal distribution for detecting differential expression to microRNA data., Journal of Applied StatisticsSep;12(6):743-55.


  18. 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.


  19. Paola Muti, Andrea Sacconi, Ahmed Hossain, Sara Donzelli, Noa Bossel Ben Moshe, Federica Ganci, Sabina Sieri, Vittorio Krogh, Franco Berrino, Francesca Biagioni, Sabrina Strano, Joseph Beyene, Yosef 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 Epidemioogy and Biomarkers Prevention. Jul;29.


  20. Ahmed Hossain and Joseph Beyene (2013) Estimation of weighted log partial area under the ROC curve and its application to MicroRNA expression data., Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology Dec;12(6):743-55.


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


  22. Ahmed HossainAndrew Willan and Joseph Beyene (2013) An Improved method on Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test for Gene selection from Microarray Experiments,Communications in Statistics. Volume 42, Issue 7.


  23. Ahmed Hossain and T.A.Khan (2010) Mixtures density estimation in lifetime data analysis: an application of nonparametric Bayesian estimation technique Journal of Statistics and Management Systems, 13(3):605-615.


  24. 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.


  25. Ahmed Hossain and Andrew Willan (2007) Approximate MLEs of the Parameters of location-scale Distribution under Type II Censoring, Statistics: A Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics, 41(5):385-394.


  26. 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.


  27. 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.


  28. 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.


  29. Ahmed Hossain and T.A.Khan (2007) Bayesian Analysis of Three-Way ANOVA Model and a Diagnostic Test for the Convergence of the Estimation. Journal of Statistics Management Systems, 10(1):153-160.


  30. Ahmed Hossain (2006) Using Bayesian Approach to Optimize some microbiology data, BRAC University Journal, Vol III, 1:65-69.


  31. Ahmed Hossain and T.A.Khan (2005) A Comparative Study of Selected Nonparametric Multi-state Approaches for Estimating the Survival Function, P. Journal of Statistics 21(2):209-222.


  32. Ahmed Hossain and Enayetur Raheem (2005) A comparison of Nonparametric and Parametric Approaches for estimating Survivor Function, The AIUB journal of Science and Engineering (AJSE), 4:19-24.


  33. Ahmed Hossain and T.A.Khan (2004) Nonparametric Bootstrapping for Multiple Logistic Regression Model Using R, BRAC University Journal, 1(2):109-113.



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