Sadia Hossain

Sadia Hossain

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I joined the BetterStart Child Health and Development Research Group in April 2020 as a postdoctoral researcher, where I am working on a project examining evidence-based practices and programs aimed at improving outcomes for children and families. I have undergraduate training in Neuroscience and Physiology, followed by a PhD in Paediatrics comparing the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit outcomes of very preterm babies in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. I achieved a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology in 2020. Previously, I worked as a Project Coordinator for the big data project SAFER Hospitals (Safety, Effectiveness of Care and Resource Use among Australian Hospitals) after relocating to Adelaide from NSW in 2017, and becoming a third time mum.

I have a wide range of public health experience gained in the University of Adelaide, University of New South Wales, University of Wollongong, and University of Toronto. I have a keen interest in improving public health outcomes for children and health care service use for all Australians.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Labrosciano, C., Horton, D., Air, T., Tavella, R., Beltrame, J. F., Zeitz, C. J., . . . Ranasinghe, I. (2021). Frequency, Trends and Institutional Variation in 30-Day All-Cause Mortality and Unplanned Readmissions Following Hospitalisation for Heart Failure in Australia and New Zealand. Eur J Heart Fail, 23(1), 31-40.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS7 Europe PMC3
    2021 Nadlacki, B., Horton, D., Hossain, S., Hariharaputhiran, S., Ngo, L., Ali, A., . . . Ranasinghe, I. (2021). Long term survival after acute myocardial infarction in Australia and New Zealand, 2009‒2015: a population cohort study. Medical Journal of Australia, 214(11), 7 pages.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS5 Europe PMC1
    2020 Ranasinghe, I., Hossain, S., Ganesan, A., Krumholz, H., & McGavigan, A. (2020). In response. Annals of Internal Medicine, 172(2), 166-167.
    DOI Scopus1
    2020 Ranasinghe, I., Hossain, S., Ali, A., Horton, D., Adams, R. J., Aliprandi-Costa, B., . . . Woodman, R. J. (2020). SAFety, Effectiveness of care and Resource use among Australian Hospitals (SAFER Hospitals): a protocol for a population-wide cohort study of outcomes of hospital care. BMJ, 10(8), e035446-1-e035446-9.
    DOI
    2019 Moore, K., Ganesan, A., Labrosciano, C., Heddle, W., McGavigan, A., Hossain, S., . . . Ranasinghe, I. (2019). Sex differences in acute complications of cardiac implantable electronic devices: Implications for patient safety. Journal of the American Heart Association, 8(2), 23 pages.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS12 Europe PMC1
    2019 Ranasinghe, I., Labrosciano, C., Horton, D., Ganesan, A., Curtis, J. P., Krumholz, H. M., . . . Hariharaputhiran, S. (2019). Institutional Variation in Quality of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Implantation A Cohort Study. ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 171(5), 309-317.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS18 Europe PMC9
    2019 Ganesan, A., Moore, K., Horton, D., Heddle, W., McGavigan, A., Hossain, S., . . . Ranasinghe, I. (2019). Complications of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Placement in Public and Private Hospitals. Internal medicine journal, 50(10), 1207-1216.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS4 Europe PMC3
    2016 Hossain, S., Shah, P. S., Ye, X. Y., Darlow, B. A., Lee, S. K., & Lui, K. (2016). Outborns or Inborns: Where Are the Differences? A Comparison Study of Very Preterm Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Infants Cared for in Australia and New Zealand and in Canada. Neonatology, 109(1), 76-84.
    DOI Scopus22 Europe PMC8
    2015 Hossain, S., Shah, P. S., Ye, X. Y., Darlow, B. A., Lee, S. K., & Lui, K. (2015). Outcome comparison of very preterm infants cared for in the neonatal intensive care units in Australia and New Zealand and in Canada. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 51(9), 881-888.
    DOI Scopus21 Europe PMC10
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2015 Chow, S. S. W., Marsney, R. L., Hossain, S., Haslam, R., & Lui, K. (2015). Report of the Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Network 2013. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Network 2015.

Australian Postgraduate Award 

Lunenfeld Summer Scholarship, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada

Science Without Borders, National University of Singapore & University of New South Wales

Tutor, Epidemiology for Health and Medical Sciences

Tutor, Health & Illness in Population


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