Laura Forsberg White, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Biostatistics

PhD, Harvard University




Laura Forsberg White, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at Boston University. She is interested in developing statistical tools to better understand the transmission dynamics and epidemiology of infectious diseases. She has developed methods to estimate heterogeneity in transmission parameters. Her work involves the development of novel methodologies for the detection of disease outbreaks, as well as the application statistical methods for public health surveillance systems, including spatial statistics and time series. Dr White's work includes applications and collaborations in Tuberculosis, Hepatitis C, and HIV. She has also collaborates on several projects with the Black Women's Health Study relating to pollution, urban form and health and asthma among minority populations. Additionally she works with several large international household contact studies focused on Tuberculosis and is part of the Boston Providence Center for AIDS Research. At SPH, she teaches Public Health Surveillance: A Methods Based Approach (BS 728) and Disease Outbreak Investigations (EP 800).

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Biostatistics




Researching Effective Strategies to Prevent Opioid Death (RESPOND)
06/01/2018 - 03/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIDA
1R01DA046527-01

Methods to estimate the effect of intervention on the incidence and transmission of Tuberculosis
04/15/2017 - 03/31/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences
5R01GM122876-03

The impact of Alcohol Consumption on TB Treatment Outcomes
04/08/2016 - 03/31/2020 (Subcontract Co-PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIAID
5R01AI119037-04

Autophagy-based HDT for Tuberculosis
09/25/2015 - 08/31/2017 (Subcontract Co-PI)
University of New Mexico NIH NIAID
5UH2AI122313-02

MIDAS Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics
09/01/2012 - 08/31/2014 (Subcontract PI)
Harvard School of Public Health NIH NIGMS
5U54GM088558-05

MIDAS Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics
09/15/2009 - 08/31/2014 (Subcontract PI)
Harvard School of Public Health NIH NIGMS
5U54GM088558-03



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  1. Assoumou SA, Paniagua SM, Linas BP, Wang J, Samet JH, Hall J, White LF, Beckwith CG. Rapid Versus Laboratory-Based Testing for HIV and Hepatitis C at a Drug Detoxification Treatment Center: A Randomized Trial. J Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 02; 222(Supplement_5):S376-S383.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32877557
     
  2. Kimmel SD, Walley AY, Linas BP, Kalesan B, Awtry E, Dobrilovic N, White L, LaRochelle M. Effect of Publicly Reported Aortic Valve Surgery Outcomes on Valve Surgery in Injection Drug- and Non-Injection Drug-Associated Endocarditis. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 27; 71(3):480-487.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31598642
     
  3. Sinha P, Mostaghim A, Bielick CG, McLaughlin A, Hamer DH, Wetzler LM, Bhadelia N, Fagan MA, Linas BP, Assoumou SA, Ieong MH, Lin NH, Cooper ER, Brade KD, White LF, Barlam TF, Sagar M. Early administration of interleukin-6 inhibitors for patients with severe COVID-19 disease is associated with decreased intubation, reduced mortality, and increased discharge. Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 25; 99:28-33.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32721528
     
  4. Eddy JJ, Gadani KM, Tibbs A, Bernardo J, Cochran J, White LF, Horsburgh CR, Jacobson KR. Increasing Drug Resistance Among Persons With Tuberculosis in Massachusetts, 2009-2018. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Aug; 7(8):ofaa300.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32855987
     
  5. Gostic KM, McGough L, Baskerville E, Abbott S, Joshi K, Tedijanto C, Kahn R, Niehus R, Hay JA, De Salazar PM, Hellewell J, Meakin S, Munday J, Bosse N, Sherratt K, Thompson RM, White LF, Huisman J, Scire J, Bonhoeffer S, Stadler T, Wallinga J, Funk S, Lipsitch M, Cobey S. Practical considerations for measuring the effective reproductive number, Rt. medRxiv. 2020 Jun 20. PMID: 32607522
     
  6. Leavitt SV, Lee RS, Sebastiani P, Horsburgh CR, Jenkins HE, White LF. Estimating the relative probability of direct transmission between infectious disease patients. Int J Epidemiol. 2020 Jun 01; 49(3):764-775.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32211747
     
  7. Ma Y, Jenkins HE, Sebastiani P, Ellner JJ, Jones-López EC, Dietze R, Horsburgh CR, White LF. Using cure models to estimate the serial interval of tuberculosis with limited follow-up. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 May 27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32458995
     
  8. White LF, Jiang W, Ma Y, So-Armah K, Samet JH, Cheng DM. Tutorial in Biostatistics: The use of generalized additive models to evaluate alcohol consumption as an exposure variable. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 Apr 01; 209:107944.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32145664
     
  9. Gardiner P, Luo M, D'Amico S, Gergen-Barnett K, White LF, Saper R, Mitchell S, Liebschutz JM. Effectiveness of integrative medicine group visits in chronic pain and depressive symptoms: A randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. 2019; 14(12):e0225540.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31851666
     
  10. White LF. Handbook of Infectious Disease Data Analysis. Key parameters in infectious disease epidemiology. CRC Press. Boca Raton. 2019.
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Bar chart showing 108 publications over 18 distinct years, with a maximum of 13 publications in 2017

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Population Density Does Not Doom Cities to Pandemic Dangers

Scientific American 9/16/2020
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Biostatistics
Infectious Diseases
infectious Disease Epidemiology
Public Health Surveillance
Tuberculosis
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