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Mahmoud Torabi PhD

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Current Position

Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Community Health Sciences; Scientist, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba


2007-2010 (Postdoctoral Fellow in Biostatistics), Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta

2007 (Doctoral of Philosophy in Applied Statistics), School of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University

1999 (Master of Science in Statistics), Department of Statistics, National University of Iran

1997 (Bachelor of Science in Statistics), Department of Statistics, National University of Iran

Research Focus

Dr. Torabi’s research areas are spatial and temporal models, longitudinal data analysis, and survival analysis. In spatial statistics, he is interested in developing models to describe geographic distribution and factors associated with children mortality/incidence. This work also focuses capturing time trends which manifest in sequences of maps of mortality rates produced over time. The mapping of mortality rates is then used to suggest factors which may be linked to various causes of mortality. An overall description of mortality may be used by policy makers to allocate health funding. In longitudinal data analysis, the repeated observations for each child are collected over time. He is interested in studying children health data (e.g., asthma, cancer) to identify pattern of incidence/mortality over time. In survival analysis, his interest is to find pattern of survival time of children after diagnosed by a disease. In sum, he has an extensive experience on the childhood asthma, COPD, and cancer.