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 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
3R01GM122876-04S1

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 (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. 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 Nov 02; 189(11):1421-1426.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32458995
     
  2. White LF, Moser CB, Thompson RN, Pagano M. Statistical Estimation of the Reproductive Number From Case Notification Data. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 Oct 09. PMID: 33034345
     
  3. Sagar M, Reifler K, Rossi M, Miller NS, Sinha P, White L, Mizgerd JP. Recent endemic coronavirus infection is associated with less severe COVID-19. J Clin Invest. 2020 Sep 30.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32997649
     
  4. 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
     
  5. 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
     
  6. 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 Oct; 99:28-33.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32721528
     
  7. 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
     
  8. 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
     
  9. 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 06 01; 49(3):764-775.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32211747
     
  10. 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 04 01; 209:107944.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32145664
     
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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
Substance Use Disorders
SARS-CoV-2

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