Howard J. Cabral, PhD
Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Biostatistics

PhD, Boston University School of Public Health
MPH, Boston University School of Public Health



Howard Cabral is Professor of Biostatistics, a co-director of the Biostatistics Graduate Program, and the Director of the Biostatistics and Research Design Program of the Boston University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. He has over 30 years of teaching, consulting, collaborating, and statistical research experience in a variety of biomedical fields. These include public health, epidemiology, behavioral sciences, health services, and basic physical sciences research and practice. His students have included undergraduates, Master's and doctoral level students in biostatistics and other public health disciplines, biomedical post-doctoral and clinical fellows, and faculty seeking additional training in statistical methods. His research spans both observational studies and randomized clinical trials, including well known studies in cardiovascular health and studies of the effects of substance use on human health across the life span, with over 270 peer-reviewed publications to-date. He has extensive experience in the analysis of longitudinal health data, especially those collected in urban areas with ethnic and socioeconomic diversity. His methodological interests are in the analysis of longitudinal data, the effects of missing data on statistical estimation, and statistical computing. Dr. Cabral’s collaborative research has most recently examined the effects of prenatal cocaine exposure on development from birth through age 22, randomized trials of problem solving education in treating parental depression, a randomized trial testing a peer-based model in retaining those infected with HIV in primary care, models to enhance the care of homeless patients living with HIV, differences in child and maternal health in those who did and did not received intervention through assisted reproductive technologies (ART) linking vital statistics, administrative public health and clinical databases in Massachusetts, and the neurobiological changes in the brain among normally aging animals as well as those resulting from stroke, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease among participants in the Framingham Heart Study. He is also a statistical consultant to the Institute of Community Health in Malden, MA.. Dr. Cabral provided his research and statistical methodologic expertise to a review panel of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science that examined the effects of parental depression on parenting practices and child development and published a widely recognized book on its findings. He is also a developer of the BODE Index for patients with COPD, a nationally and internationally employed tool for risk assessment that has been cited in the literature 1,900 times to-date. Dr. Cabral received the Norman A. Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2017 from the School of Public Health.

Boston Medical Center



2017 Boston University School of Public Health: Norman A. Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching
2017 Publons Peer Review Award
2015-2016 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
2010-2011 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
1995 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award


Translating Research Into Practice: A Regional Collaborative to Reduce Disparities in Breast Cancer Care
09/01/2017 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NCATS
1U01TR002070-01

Subfertility and Assisted Conception Study of Parent and Child Health Outcomes
06/23/2016 - 03/31/2018 (PI)
Trustees of Dartmouth College dba Dartmouth College NIH NIMHD
2R01HD067270-06

Conversational Agents to Improve Quality of life in palliative care
04/22/2016 - 02/28/2018 (PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NINR
5R01NR016131-02

Refining Conceptual Models for the Role of Health Literacy in Health Outcomes
02/01/2014 - 07/31/2016 (PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NHLBI
5R01HL116630-03

Preventing Maternal Depression in Head Start
08/01/2010 - 04/30/2015 (PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIMH


Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for Rhode Island Senior Citizens
02/15/2003 - 08/31/2004 (PI)
Roger Williams Hospital HHS CDC




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  1. Liebschutz JM, Buchanan-Howland K, Chen CA, Frank DA, Richardson MA, Heeren TC, Cabral HJ, Rose-Jacobs R. Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ) correlations with prospective violence assessment in a longitudinal cohort. Psychol Assess. 2018 Jun; 30(6):841-845.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29847987.
     
  2. Buendia JR, Li Y, Hu FB, Cabral HJ, Bradlee ML, Quatromoni PA, Singer MR, Curhan GC, Moore LL. Regular Yogurt Intake and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Among Hypertensive Adults. Am J Hypertens. 2018 Apr 13; 31(5):557-565.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29462263.
     
  3. Alsulaiman AA, Kaye E, Jones J, Cabral H, Leone C, Will L, Garcia R. Incisor malalignment and the risk of periodontal disease progression. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2018 Apr; 153(4):512-522.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29602343.
     
  4. Walls M, Cabral H, Feinberg E, Silverstein M. Association Between Changes in Caregiver Depressive Symptoms and Child Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2018 Mar 19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29557858.
     
  5. Kim EJ, Yuan Y, Liebschutz J, Cabral H, Kazis L. Understanding the Digital Gap Among US Adults With Disability: Cross-Sectional Analysis of the Health Information National Trends Survey 2013. JMIR Rehabil Assist Technol. 2018 Mar 16; 5(1):e3.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29549074.
     
  6. Bauer CM, Cabral HJ, Killiany RJ. Multimodal Discrimination between Normal Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease and Prediction of Cognitive Decline. Diagnostics (Basel). 2018 Feb 06; 8(1).View Related Profiles. PMID: 29415470.
     
  7. Sox CM, Tenney-Soeiro R, Lewin LO, Ronan J, Brown M, King M, Thompson R, Noelck M, Sutherell JS, Silverstein M, Cabral HJ, Dell M. Efficacy of a Web-Based Oral Case Presentation Instruction Module: Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial. Acad Pediatr. 2018 Jan 08.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29325913.
     
  8. Cabral HJ, Davis-Plourde K, Sarango M, Fox J, Palmisano J, Rajabiun S. Peer Support and the HIV Continuum of Care: Results from a Multi-Site Randomized Clinical Trial in Three Urban Clinics in the United States. AIDS Behav. 2018 Jan 06. PMID: 29306990.
     
  9. Hatoun J, Davis-Plourde K, Penti B, Cabral H, Kazis L. Tobacco Control Laws and Pediatric Asthma. Pediatrics. 2018 Jan; 141(Suppl 1):S130-S136.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29292313.
     
  10. Buchanan-Howland, K.E., Rose-Jacobs, R. Chen, C.A., Richardson, M.A., Heeren, T.C., Cabral, H., Frank, D.A., Liebschutz, J.M. Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ) Correlations with Prospective Violence Assessment in a Longitudinal Cohort. Psychological Assessment. 2018.
     
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Bar chart showing 274 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 30 publications in 2016

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