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

PhD, Harvard University

Laura Forsberg White, PhD, is a Professor of Biostatistics at Boston University. She is interested in developing statistical tools to better understand the transmission dynamics and epidemiology of infectious diseases and substance use disorders. She has developed methods to estimate 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, HIV, and substance use disorders. She works with several large international studies focused on Tuberculosis and is part of the Boston Providence Center for AIDS Research. She leads her own research group focused on developing statistical methods to better understand TB transmission and burden, as well as Covid-19 transmission dynamics. At SPH, she teaches Public Health Surveillance: A Methods Based Approach (BS 728).

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

BUSPH Interdisciplinary Training Program for Biostatisticians
07/01/2021 - 06/30/2026 (Multi-PI)
PI: Laura Forsberg White, PhD
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Maximizing Investigator's Research Award (R35)
06/01/2021 - 05/31/2026 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Industry Engagement Techdata Corporation RAship for Siwen He
09/01/2020 - 09/01/2022 (PI)
TechData Service Company, LLC

Student Fellowship at Vertex for Xiaoyan Liu
09/01/2021 - 08/31/2022 (PI)
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Biam Institute for Clinical Research RAship for Luke Zheng
09/01/2021 - 08/31/2022 (PI)
Baim Institute for Clinical Research

Researching Effective Strategies to Prevent Opioid Death (RESPOND)
06/01/2018 - 03/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIDA

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

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Fellowship (Katherine Bloore)
09/01/2019 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Fellowship (Xiaoyan Liu)
09/01/2019 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Interdisciplinary Training for Biostatisticians
07/01/2015 - 08/31/2020 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2022 BUSPH Interdisciplinary Training Program for Biostatisticians 5T32GM140972-02
2022 Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35) 5R35GM141821-02
2021 BUSPH Interdisciplinary Training Program for Biostatisticians 1T32GM140972-01
2021 Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35) 1R35GM141821-01
2021 Methods to Estimate the Effect of Interventions on the Incidence and Transmission of Tuberculosis 5R01GM122876-05 3
2020 Methods to Estimate the Effect of Interventions on the Incidence and Transmission of Tuberculosis 5R01GM122876-04 3
2020 Competitive revision to - Methods to estimate the effect of intervention on the incidence and transmission of Tuberculosis 3R01GM122876-04S1 3
2019 Methods to Estimate the Effect of Interventions on the Incidence and Transmission of Tuberculosis 5R01GM122876-03 3
2019 Interdisciplinary Training for Biostatisticians 5T32GM074905-15 104
2018 Methods to Estimate the Effect of Interventions on the Incidence and Transmission of Tuberculosis 5R01GM122876-02 3
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  1. Bouton TC, Atarere J, Turcinovic J, Seitz S, Sher-Jan C, Gilbert M, White L, Zhou Z, Hossain MM, Overbeck V, Doucette-Stamm L, Platt J, Landsberg HE, Hamer DH, Klapperich C, Jacobson KR, Connor JH. Viral dynamics of Omicron and Delta SARS-CoV-2 variants with implications for timing of release from isolation: a longitudinal cohort study. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Jun 23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35737948
  2. Epstein RL, Wang J, White LF, Kapadia SN, Morgan JR, Bao Y, Linas BP. Medicaid Hepatitis C Virus Treatment Policies: Impact on Testing and Treatment in the Commercially Insured. Am J Prev Med. 2022 Jun 17.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35725599
  3. Horsburgh CR, Jo Y, Nichols B, Jenkins HE, Russell CA, White LF. The contribution of reinfection to annual rate of tuberculosis infection (ARI) and incidence of TB disease. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Jun 06.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35666515; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciac451;
  4. Petros BA, Turcinovic J, Welch NL, White LF, Kolaczyk ED, Bauer MR, Cleary M, Dobbins ST, Doucette-Stamm L, Gore M, Nair P, Nguyen TG, Rose S, Taylor BP, Tsang D, Wendlandt E, Hope M, Platt JT, Jacobson KR, Bouton T, Yune S, Auclair JR, Landaverde L, Klapperich CM, Hamer DH, Hanage WP, MacInnis BL, Sabeti PC, Connor JH, Springer M. Early introduction and rise of the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant in highly vaccinated university populations. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 May 25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35616119
  5. Runels T, Ragan EJ, Ventura AS, Winter MR, White LF, Horsburgh CR, Samet JH, Saitz R, Jacobson KR. Testing and treatment for latent tuberculosis infection in people living with HIV and substance dependence: a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open. 2022 03 10; 12(3):e058751.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35273063; PMCID: PMC8915380; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058751;
  6. Morgan JR, Quinn EK, Chaisson CE, Ciemins E, Stempniewicz N, White LF, Linas BP, Walley AY, LaRochelle MR. Variation in Initiation, Engagement, and Retention on Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Based on Health Insurance Plan Design. Med Care. 2022 03 01; 60(3):256-263.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35026792; PMCID: PMC8852217; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001689;
  7. White LF, Murray EJ, Chakravarty A. The role of schools in driving SARS-CoV-2 transmission: Not just an open-and-shut case. Cell Rep Med. 2022 Mar 15; 3(3):100556.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35474742; PMCID: PMC8858687; DOI: 10.1016/j.xcrm.2022.100556;
  8. Carney T, Rooney JA, Niemand N, Myers B, Theron D, Wood R, White LF, Meade CS, Chegou NN, Ragan E, Walzl G, Horsburgh R, Warren RM, Jacobson KR. Transmission Of Tuberculosis Among illicit drug use Linkages (TOTAL): A cross-sectional observational study protocol using respondent driven sampling. PLoS One. 2022; 17(2):e0262440.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35167586; PMCID: PMC8846525; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0262440;
  9. Li W, Kolaczyk ED, White LF. Projecting Quarantine Utilization During a Pandemic. Am J Public Health. 2022 02; 112(2):277-283. PMID: 35080960; PMCID: PMC8802605; DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2021.306573;
  10. Asundi A, Olson A, Jiang W, Varshney SP, White LF, Sagar M, Lin NH. Integrase Inhibitor Use Associated with Weight Gain in Women and Incident Diabetes Mellitus. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2022 03; 38(3):208-215.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34877881; PMCID: PMC8968841; DOI: 10.1089/aid.2021.0091;
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Bar chart showing 150 publications over 20 distinct years, with a maximum of 25 publications in 2021

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Infectious Diseases
infectious Disease Epidemiology
Public Health Surveillance
Substance Use Disorders

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