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

Dr. Ahmed Hossain

Full Time Faculty  
(On Leave)                 

Ph.D., Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada
MSc., Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Canada

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 1936
Office: SAC 824

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Ahmed Hossain is a Professor in the Department of Public Health at North South University, where he also serves as the Director of the Global Health Institute. In 2010, he received his Ph.D. from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Later, he joined as a Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Fellow at McMaster University. In 2004, he graduated from McMaster University with a master's degree in biostatistics and epidemiology. Dr. Hossain began his career at the University of Dhaka as a lecturer in 2002. Before coming to NSU, he worked at McMaster University, Ryerson University, and Canada's Pharma Medica Research group. During his Ph.D. research, Dr. Hossain was instrumental in the development of statistical genomics models. His current research focuses on public health issues such as migration, disasters, and communicable and non-communicable diseases. Till now, Dr. Hossain has published more than 50 papers in major international journals. He is also the Senior Editor of BMC Research Notes (Springer) and three international peer-reviewed journals' editorial boards. He is also continuing his collaborations with clinical investigators, faculty members, and epidemiologists at McMaster University, Ryerson University, University of Manitoba, University College London, and Oxford University. Dr. Hossain created an R program that calculates summary measures and variances on receiver operating characteristic curves, which is helpful for high-dimensional data analysis and can be downloaded from Bioconductor.

  1. Ahmed Hossain, Baten RBA, Sultana ZZ, etal. Pre-displacement abuse and post-displacement factors associated with mental health symptoms after forced migration among Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. JAMA Network Open. 2021;4(3):e211801. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.1801

  2. Sultana, Z.Z., Hoque, F.U., Beyene, J., Ahmed Hossain HIV infection and multidrug resistant tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMC Infectious Disease. 21, 51 (2021).

  3. Ahmed Hossain, Sarker Mohammad Nasrullah, Zarrin Tasnim, Md.Kamrul Hasan, and Md. Maruf Hasan, Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibod-
    ies among health care workers prior to vaccine administration in Europe,
    the USA and East Asia: A systematic review and meta-analysis, EclinicalMedicine- The Lancet 2021. PIIS2589- 5370(21)00050- X/fulltext

  4. Ahmed Hossain, Shakil Ahmed, Md. Shahjalal and Gias U. Ahsan (2019) Health risks of Rohingya children: Two years on, The Lancet, October 19, 2019. DOI:

  5. Islam M, Sultana ZZ, IqbalA, Ali M, Ahmed Hossain Effect of in-house crowding on childhood hospital admissions for acute respiratory infection: A matched case-control study in Bangladesh. International J. Infectious Disease. 2021 Mar 5;105:639-645. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.03.002. PMID: 33684561.

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