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




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. Reddy D, Ma Y, Lakshminarayanan S, Sahu S, White LF, Reshma A, Roy G, Salgame P, Knudsen S, Cintron C, Ellner JJ, Horsburgh CR, Sarkar S, Hochberg NS. Severe undernutrition in children affects tuberculin skin test performance in Southern India. PLoS One. 2021; 16(7):e0250304.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34270546
     
  2. Stoddard M, Sarkar S, Yuan L, Nolan RP, White DE, White LF, Hochberg NS, Chakravarty A. Beyond the new normal: Assessing the feasibility of vaccine-based suppression of SARS-CoV-2. PLoS One. 2021; 16(7):e0254734.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34270597
     
  3. Li T, White LF. Bayesian back-calculation and nowcasting for line list data during the COVID-19 pandemic. PLoS Comput Biol. 2021 Jul; 17(7):e1009210. PMID: 34252078
     
  4. Sy KTL, Martinez ME, Rader B, White LF. Socioeconomic Disparities in Subway Use and COVID-19 Outcomes in New York City. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 07 01; 190(7):1234-1242. PMID: 33372209; PMCID: PMC7799254; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwaa277;
     
  5. Morgan JR, Quinn EK, Chaisson CE, Ciemins E, Stempniewicz N, White LF, Larochelle MR. Potential barriers to filling buprenorphine and naltrexone prescriptions among a retrospective cohort of individuals with opioid use disorder. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2021 Jun 17; 108540.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34148756
     
  6. Hamer DH, White LF, Jenkins HE, Gill CJ, Landsberg HE, Klapperich C, Bulekova K, Platt J, Decarie L, Gilmore W, Pilkington M, MacDowell TL, Faria MA, Densmore D, Landaverde L, Li W, Rose T, Burgay SP, Miller C, Doucette-Stamm L, Lockard K, Elmore K, Schroeder T, Zaia AM, Kolaczyk ED, Waters G, Brown RA. Assessment of a COVID-19 Control Plan on an Urban University Campus During a Second Wave of the Pandemic. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 06 01; 4(6):e2116425.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34170303; PMCID: PMC8233704; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.16425;
     
  7. Epstein RL, Sperring H, Hofman M, Lodi S, White LF, Barocas JA, Bouton TC, Xiao Y, Hsu HE, Miller NS, Linas BP, Marathe JG. Time to SARS-CoV-2 PCR Clearance in Immunocompromising Conditions: Is Test-Based Removal From Isolation Necessary in Severely Immunocompromised Individuals? Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Jun; 8(6):ofab164.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34189164; PMCID: PMC8231388; DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofab164;
     
  8. Myers B, Carney T, Rooney J, Malatesta S, White LF, Parry CDH, Bouton TC, Ragan EJ, Horsburgh CR, Warren RM, Jacobson KR. Alcohol and Tobacco Use in a Tuberculosis Treatment Cohort during South Africa's COVID-19 Sales Bans: A Case Series. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 05 19; 18(10).View Related Profiles. PMID: 34069737; PMCID: PMC8161406; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18105449;
     
  9. Li W, Bulekova K, Gregor B, White LF, Kolaczyk ED. Estimation of local time-varying reproduction numbers in noisy surveillance data. medRxiv. 2021 Apr 27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33948612; PMCID: PMC8095231; DOI: 10.1101/2021.04.23.21255958;
     
  10. Ross CS, Henehan ER, Alger C, White LF. Evaluation of monitoring youth exposure to alcohol advertising on cable television, United States 2016-19. Addiction. 2021 Apr 23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33891775
     
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Bar chart showing 131 publications over 19 distinct years, with a maximum of 18 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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