Balakrishna Hosmane

Balakrishna HosmaneAssociate Professor and
Director of Statistical Consulting Services

DuSable Hall 361E  
phone: 753-6858

Statistical Consulting Services webpage

Dr. Hosmane is an associate profesor who does research in categorical data analysis and biostatistics. He earned a Ph.D. in 1983 from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Hosmane joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Northern Illinois University (NIU) in 1983.

He was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 1989 and was also granted a leave of absence the same year and spent the year at Abbott Laboratories as a senior clinical statistician. Dr. Hosmane has been a statistical consultant for several pharmaceutical companies including Abbott Labs, Novartis and Takeda. He is currently serving as the Director of Statistical Consulting Services (SCS) of the division.

Here are some of his recent publications:

  • ABT-335, the Choline Salt of Fenofibric Acid, Does Not Have a Clinically Significant Pharmacokinetic Interaction with Rosuvastatin in Humans (with Zhu, et. al.), Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Vol. 49, 2009, p. 63-71.
  • Test for misspecification of link in dependent binary regression using generalized estimating equations (with Calachan-Moleffe), Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, Vol. 77, No. 2, 2007, p. 95-107.
  • QT Interval: Correction for Heart Rate (with Locke and Morris), The Journal of Applied Research, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2006, p. 288-299.
  • A Simulation Study of Power in Thorough QT/QTc Studies and Normal Approximation for Planning Purposes (with Charles Locke), Drug Information Journal. Vol. 39, 2005, p. 447-455.
  • Quality-of-Life: Design and Analyses Issues in Clinical Trials (with Locke and Morris), EM>Communications in Statistics, Theory and Methods, Vol. 33, 2004, p. 1429-1443.
  • Analysis of adverse events in titration studies (with Lin, Olson, and Padley). Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, Vol. 96, 2001, 129 142.

Dr. Hosmane currently lives in DeKalb and visits nature museums, parks, zoos, and Saturday night fireworks at Navy Pier in Chicago with his son, every weekend.

Spring 2014

  • STAT 691-0001
    Statistical Consulting 
    MW 2-3:15 pm 
    DU 322

Research Areas

  • Categorical Data Analysis
  • Biostatistics
  • Biopharmaceutical Statistics

Office Hours

  • MWF 11-12 pm DU 361E


  • Advisory Council (2013-14 - appointed)
  • Grade Review Panel
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Studies
  • Library, Chair
  • Personnel Committee
  • STAT Club