Autism-Open Access

Autism-Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-7890

Mohammad Hossein Rahbar

Mohammad Hossein Rahbar
The University of Texas Health Science Center, United States


Dr. Rahbar is professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Texas School of Public Health and serves as Director, Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) component of the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). With funding from NICHD/FIC, Dr. Rahbar is investigating the role of five heavy metals (lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, manganese) and their potential interaction with the GST gene in relation to autism in Jamaica. Since May 2004, Dr. Rahbar collaborated with colleagues at the CDC in assessing the prevalence of ASD in 16 US study sites (18 States), as part of the CDC-funded Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM). In addition, he collaborated with the CDC and the CADDRE sites (also known as SEED) investigators in planning and implementing a multi-site case-cohort study to identify risk factors for ASD in the US.

Research Interest

Statistical and Study Design Issues in Epidemiology
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Developmental Disabilities
Global Health
Environmental Health with a focus on Toxic Heavy Metals
Gene-Environment Interactions in relation to Autism
Medical Informatics
Analytic Issues in Multicenter Studies
Data Mining
Sequential Procedures
Clinical Trials
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
Survival Analysis