Howard J. Cabral, PhD
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 260 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 over 1,800 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

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

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

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

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

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. 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 Feb 15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29462263.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Keeney T, Jette AM, Freedman VA, Cabral H. Racial Differences in Patterns of Use of Rehabilitation Services for Adults Aged 65 and Older. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Dec; 65(12):2707-2712.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29114848.
  7. Walls M, Allen CG, Cabral H, Kazis LE, Bair-Merritt M. Receipt of Medication and Behavioral Therapy Among a National Sample of School-Age Children Diagnosed With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Oct 20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29061327.
  8. Reed RM, Cabral HJ, Dransfield MT, Eberlein M, Merlo CA, Mulligan MJ, Netzer G, Sanchez PG, Scharf SM, Sin DD, Celli BR. Survival of Lung Transplant Candidates with COPD: BODE Score Reconsidered. Chest. 2017 Oct 17. PMID: 29054348.
  9. Chang YC, Anolik RB, Cabral H, Bhawan J. Frequency of squamous cell carcinoma in situ (SCCIS) and SCC in re-excisions of biopsy-proven cutaneous SCCIS. Br J Dermatol. 2017 Dec; 177(6):1747-1748.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27943251; DOI: 10.1111/bjd.15230;.
  10. Kapoor A, Matheos T, Walz M, McDonough C, Maheswaran A, Ruppell E, Mohamud D, Shaffer N, Zhou Y, Kaur S, Heard S, Crawford S, Cabral H, White DK, Santry H, Jette A, Fielding R, Silliman RA, Gurwitz J. Self-Reported Function More Informative than Frailty Phenotype in Predicting Adverse Postoperative Course in Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Nov; 65(11):2522-2528.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28926087.
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