Yushuf Sharker, BSc, MS, Ph.D.


Yushuf Sharker, BSc, MS, Ph.D. is a Biostatistician who joined the Developing Brain Institute (DBI) in November 2021. His primary role is to provide biostatistical support to DBI research projects. He earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Statistics from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Dr. Sharker has 15 years of experience in Bangladesh and the U.S. in study design, planning and performing statistical analyses and database management in observational and experimental studies related to public health. His primary research areas of interest include survival data, network data, time-series data, functional data, stochastic models, linear and multilevel models, principal component analysis, unsupervised statistical learning and high-performance computing.

Before joining DBI, Dr. Sharker served the Food and Drug Administration as a Visiting Associate (Mathematical Statistician); Yale School of Public Health as a Postdoctoral Associate; and the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh as an Assistant Scientist.

Address: 111 Michigan Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010
Email: fetalbrain@childrensnational.org
Department: MRI Lab

Recent Publications & Presentations

Sharker Y, Kenah E.
Estimating and interpreting secondary attack risk: Binomial considered biased.
PLoS Comput Biol. 2021 Jan 20;17(1):e1008601. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008601. PMID: 33471806; PMCID: PMC7850487. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33471806/
Rahman KM, Sharker Y, Rumi RA, Khan MI, Shomik MS, Rahman MW, Billah SM, Rahman M, Streatfield PK, Harley D, Luby SP.
An association between rainy days with clinical dengue fever in Dhaka, Bangladesh: Findings from a hospital based study.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Dec 18;17(24):9506. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17249506. PMID: 33353025; PMCID: PMC7765799. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33353025/