Boubakari Ibrahimou


Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics






Correlated Data, Nonlinear and Survival Analysis


Dr. Boubakari Ibrahimou graduated from the University of South Florida with doctoral degrees in mathematics and biostatistics. He is an assistant professor of biostatistics in the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work and is also the deputy director of the Integrated Biostatistics and Data Management Center, where he collaborates and consults with clinicians, public health professionals, scientists, engineers and social science researchers.

He teaches several courses and his research interests include: correlated data analysis, modeling and health impact of air pollutant and chemical agents, statistical modeling of biological systems, nonlinear analysis, maternal and child health and survival analysis.


The mission of the Integrated Biostatistics and Data Management Center (IBDMC) is to enhance FIU’s research endeavors by providing infrastructure support relevant to biostatistics, data management and data quality enhancement. It supports investigators and graduate students for proposal preparation, study design, data collection, data management, statistical analyses, study operations, report and manuscript preparation and data archival, going beyond the typical Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) sponsored biostatistics cores at other universities.


  • University of South Florida, Ph.D.
  • The Abdus Salam ICTP, Certificate
  • University of Yaounde I, BS, MS, DEA


Taveras, M. J. Trepka, P. Madhivanan, E. L. Gollub, J. Devieux, {\bf B. Ibrahimou}: HIV Testing Behaviors Among Latina Women Tested for HIV in Florida, 2012, Hispanic Health Care International 2017, Vol. 15(1) 27-34

Campa, S.S. Martinez, K.E. Sherman, J. P. Greer, Y. Li, S. Garcia, T. Stewart, B. Ibrahimou, O. D. Williams, and M. K. Baum: Cocaine Use and Liver Disease are Associated with All Cause Mortality in the Miami Adult Studies in HIV (MASH) Cohort, Journal of Drug Abuse (2016) vol. 2 N0 4:27, DOI: 10.21767/2471-853X.100036

Ibrahimou, A. Albatineh, H.M. Salihu, & J. Gasana: Ambient PM2.5 Aluminum and Elemental Carbon and Placental Abruption Morbidity, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, February 2017 – Volume 59 – Issue 2 – p 148–153 doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000927

Dagne, B. Ibrahimou: Bayesian analysis of piecewise growth mixture models with skew-t distributions: Application to AIDS studies, Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics (in press)

Singh SK, Lupo PJ, Scheurer ME, Saxena A, Kennedy AE, Ibrahimou B, Barbieri MA, Mills KI, McCauley JL, Okcu MF, Dorak MT. A childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia genome-wide association study identifies novel sex-specific risk variants, Medicine (2016) 95:46(e5300). http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000005300.

Adriana Jimenez, Jose G. Castro, Silvia Munoz-Price, Zachary Most, Boubakari Ibrahimou: Hospital Onset LabID MRSA Bacteremia Associated Factors – A Case Control Study, American Journal of Infection Control, June 2016, Volume 44, Issue 6, Supplement, 2 , Pages S29-S30

A.B Chowdhury, J. Uddin, R. Hague & B. Ibrahimou: Hypertension among adults in Bangladesh; Evidence from a national cross-sectional survey, BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 2016 DOI: 10.1186/s12872-016-0197-3

Ibrahimou, H.M. Salihu, G. English, & G. Dagne: Infant mortality in twin pregnancies following in-utero demise of the co-twin, Asian Pacific Journal of Reproduction 2015; 4(3): 228-234

Ibrahimou, S. Kodali & H.M. Salihu: Survival of Preterm Singleton Deliveries: A Population-Based Retrospective Study, Advances in Epidemiology,  2015, Volume 2015, Article ID 858274, 6 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/858274

Gasana, L. Gibson-Young, B. Ibrahimou, D. W. Randal, A. Arrieta, C. Beck-Sague, J. Siven and D. Torok: Asthma in School children in Monroe County, Florida: School-based Needs Assessment, Journal of Asthma, 2015; DOI:10.3109/02770903.2015.1081939

Ibrahimou, C. Anozie, C. de la Cruz, \& H.M. Salihu: Previous preterm birth and other maternal complications as a risk factor of subsequent risk of stillbirth, Advances in Epidemiology, 2015, Volume 2015, Article ID 819146, 6 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/819146

Albatineh, B. Ibrahimou & G. Kibria: New Confidence Interval Estimator of the Signal-to-Noise Ratio Based on Asymptotic Sampling Distribution, Communication is Statistics, Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods, 2015, DOI: 10.1080/03610926.2014. 1000498

Ibrahimou}, H.M. Salihu, J. Gasana &  H. Owusu: Risk of Low Birth Weight and Very Low Birth Weight from Exposure to Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Speciation Metals during Pregnancy, Gynecol Obstet, 2014 (Sunnyvale) 4: 244. doi:10.4172/2161-0932.1000244

Ibrahimou}, H.M. Salihu, A. Muktar & C. Anozie: Risk of Preeclampsia from Exposure to Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Speciation Chemicals During Pregnancy, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Dec2014, Vol. 56 Issue 12, p1228-1234 DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000317

M. R. Khan, B. Ibrahimou, A. Saxena, K. Gabbidon, F. Abdool-Ghany, V. Ramamoorthy, D. Ullah,  and T. S.J. Stewart: Statistical estimates from Black non-Hispanic female breast cancer, Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2014, 15(19), 8371-8376

Ibrahimou: Eingenvalue for Densely Defined $(S_+)_L$ Perturbations of Multivalued Maximal Monotone Operators in Reflexive Banach Spaces, Journal of Mathematics, Volume 2013, Article ID 301319, 6 pages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/301319

Abrahamson, D. Burr-Bradley, K. H. Morgan, B. Fulton \& {\bf B. Ibrahimou: Influence of Satisfaction with Services on Overall Life Satisfaction Among Assisted Living Residents}: Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 2013, 27: 177-190

Ibrahimou, H.M. Salihu, G. English, C. Anozie, G. Lartey \& G. Dagne: \textit {Twins born over weekends: Are they at risk for elevated infant mortality?: Arch Gynecol Obstet, 2012, DOI 10.1007/s00404-012-2463-7

M. Salihu, {\bf B. Ibrahimou}, G. Dagne & E. M. August: The risk of infant mortality in weekend vs. weekday births: A population-based study: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, 2012, 38(7) 973-979 %DOI 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2011.01818.x

M. Salihu, N. Ghaji, A. K. Mbah, A. P. Alio & B. Ibrahimou: Particulate pollutants and racial/ethnic disparity in feto-infant morbidity outcomes: Maternal Child Health Journal, 2011, DOI 10.1007/s10995-011-0868-8

Ibrahimou: Analysis of Particulate Matter in Kentucky: J. Adv. Res. Stat. Probab., Vol. 3, 2011, no. 1, 24-35

Ibrahimou & O. Yayenie: Convex Standard Fundamental Domain for Subgroups of Hecke Groups}: Bull. Aust. Math. Soc., 83, 2011, 96-107, doi: 10.1017/S0004972710001681

M. Salihu, B. Ibrahimou & G. Dagne: Intra-uterine exposure and timing of dual fetal programming sequences among surviving co-twins: J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med, 2011 Jan; 24(1):96-103

Ibrahimou} & O. Yayenie: On Global and Local Type Bifurcation Results for Monotone Operators}: Far East Journal of Applied Mathematics, Vol. 45 1, 2010, 1-11

Ibrahimou} & A. G. Kartsatos: The Leray-Schauder approach to the Degree for $(S_+)$ Perturbations of Maximal Monotone Operators in Separable Reflexive Banach spaces:  Nonlinear Analysis 70 12 (2009) 4350-4368

F. Monaghan, C. A. Bryant, J. A. Baldwin, Y. Zhu, B. Ibrahimou, J.D. Lind, R.B. Contreras,  A. Tovar, T. Moreno \&  R.J. McDermott: Using Community Based Prevention Marketing to Improve Farm Worker Safety: Social Marketing Quarterly, Vol. 14, 2008, no. 4, 71-87

Ibrahimou}: The Generalized Degree for Multifunctions Perturbations of Maximal Monotone Operators and Applications: Int. Journal of Math. Analysis, Vol. 2, 2008, no. 25, 1201-1208


An, R. Burgess, B. Ibrahimou, B. Jackson, H. Kavuri & M. Walker: The Unifying of Perspective on Attitude and Shape control: CRSC Technical Report, CRSC-TR04-41, 2004, 1-14

M Ab Chowdhury, MJ Uddin, B Ibrahimou, MR Haque, OD Williams: Risk Factors of Hypertension Among Adults in Bangladesh: Evidence from a National Cross Sectional Survey}, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 24, 391-392