Laura Forsberg White, PhD
Professor
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
Biostatistics




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
1T32GM140972-01

Maximizing Investigator's Research Award (R35)
06/01/2021 - 05/31/2026 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences
1R35GM141821-01

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


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
5R01GM122876-05

Researching Effective Strategies to Prevent Opioid Death (RESPOND)
06/01/2018 - 03/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIDA
5R01DA046527-03

Interdisciplinary Training for Biostatisticians
07/01/2015 - 08/31/2020 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences
5T32GM074905-15

Autophagy-based HDT for Tuberculosis
09/25/2015 - 08/31/2017 (Co-Investigator)
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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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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 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
2018 Supplement to Methods to Estimate the Effect of Interventions on the Incidence and Transmission of Tuberculosis 3R01GM122876-02S1 3
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  1. 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 Jan 10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34877881
     
  2. Leavitt SV, Horsburgh CR, Lee RS, Tibbs AM, White LF, Jenkins HE. What Can Genetic Relatedness Tell Us About Risk Factors for Tuberculosis Transmission? Epidemiology. 2022 Jan 01; 33(1):55-64.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34847084; PMCID: PMC8638913; DOI: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000001414;
     
  3. Sinha P, White LF, Hochberg NS, Cegielski JP. Avoiding pitfalls in calculating the population attributable fraction of undernutrition for TB. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2022 Jan 01; 26(1):80.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34969436
     
  4. Flam-Ross JM, Lown J, Patil P, White LF, Wang J, Perry A, Bailer D, McKenzie M, Thigpen A, Newman R, Lincoln M, Mckinney T, Bernson D, Barocas JA. Factors associated with opioid-involved overdose among previously incarcerated people in the U.S.: A community engaged narrative review. Int J Drug Policy. 2021 Dec 09; 100:103534.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34896932
     
  5. Gostic KM, McGough L, Baskerville EB, Abbott S, Joshi K, Tedijanto C, Kahn R, Niehus R, Hay JA, De Salazar PM, Hellewell J, Meakin S, Munday JD, Bosse NI, Sherrat K, Thompson RN, White LF, Huisman JS, Scire J, Bonhoeffer S, Stadler T, Wallinga J, Funk S, Lipsitch M, Cobey S. Correction: Practical considerations for measuring the effective reproductive number, Rt. PLoS Comput Biol. 2021 Dec; 17(12):e1009679. PMID: 34879070; PMCID: PMC8654153; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1009679;
     
  6. Sy KTL, White LF, Nichols BE. Reproducible Science Is Vital for a Stronger Evidence Base During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Geogr Anal. 2021 Nov 16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34898694; PMCID: PMC8652901; DOI: 10.1111/gean.12314;
     
  7. Thomas AS, Moreau Y, Jiang W, Isaac JE, Ewing A, White LF, Kourtis AP, Sagar M. Pre-existing infant antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity associates with reduced HIV-1 acquisition and lower morbidity. Cell Rep Med. 2021 Oct 19; 2(10):100412.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34755132; PMCID: PMC8561235; DOI: 10.1016/j.xcrm.2021.100412;
     
  8. Barber LE, Bertrand KA, Petrick JL, Gerlovin H, White LF, Adams-Campbell LL, Rosenberg L, Roy HK, Palmer JR. Predicted Vitamin D Status and Colorectal Cancer Incidence in the Black Women's Health Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2021 Dec; 30(12):2334-2341.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34620630; PMCID: PMC8643345; DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-21-0675;
     
  9. Barocas JA, Savinkina A, Lodi S, Epstein RL, Bouton TC, Sperring H, Hsu HE, Jacobson KR, Schechter-Perkins EM, Linas BP, White LF. Projected long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hepatitis C outcomes in the United States: a modelling study. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Sep 09.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34499124; PMCID: PMC8522427; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciab779;
     
  10. Eddy JJ, Seth B, White LF, Sulis CA, Fagan MA, Bernardo J. Decreasing time spent in airborne infection isolation during TB testing. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2021 08 01; 25(8):665-667.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34330353
     
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Bar chart showing 141 publications over 20 distinct years, with a maximum of 25 publications in 2021

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Biostatistics
Infectious Diseases
infectious Disease Epidemiology
Public Health Surveillance
Tuberculosis
Substance Use Disorders
SARS-CoV-2

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