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




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
5R01GM122876-02

The impact of Alcohol Consumption on TB Treatment Outcomes
04/08/2016 - 03/31/2019 (Co-PI)
PI: C. Robert Horsburgh Jr, MD
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIAID
5R01AI119037-03

Autophagy-based HDT for Tuberculosis
09/25/2015 - 08/31/2017 (Co-PI)
PI: C. Robert Horsburgh Jr, MD
University of New Mexico NIH NIAID
5UH2AI122313-02

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

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



Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Ma Y, Horsburgh CR, White LF, Jenkins HE. Quantifying TB transmission: a systematic review of reproduction number and serial interval estimates for tuberculosis. Epidemiol Infect. 2018 Jul 04; 1-17.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29970199.
     
  2. Acuña-Villaorduña C, Jones-López EC, Fregona G, Marques-Rodrigues P, Gaeddert M, Geadas C, Hadad DJ, White LF, Pereira Dutra Molina L, Vinhas S, Ribeiro-Rodrigues R, Salgame P, Palaci M, Alland D, Ellner JJ, Dietze R. Intensity of exposure to pulmonary tuberculosis determines risk of tuberculosis infection and disease. Eur Respir J. 2018 Jan; 51(1).View Related Profiles. PMID: 29348181.
     
  3. Barocas JA, Wang J, White LF, Tasillo A, Salomon JA, Freedberg KA, Linas BP. Hepatitis C Testing Increased Among Baby Boomers Following The 2012 Change To CDC Testing Recommendations. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Dec; 36(12):2142-2150.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29200354.
     
  4. Ghulam-Smith M, Olson A, White LF, Chasela CS, Ellington SR, Kourtis AP, Jamieson DJ, Tegha G, van der Horst CM, Sagar M. Maternal but Not Infant Anti-HIV-1 Neutralizing Antibody Response Associates with Enhanced Transmission and Infant Morbidity. MBio. 2017 10 24; 8(5).View Related Profiles. PMID: 29066544.
     
  5. Hochberg NS, Sarkar S, Horsburgh CR, Knudsen S, Pleskunas J, Sahu S, Kubiak RW, Govindarajan S, Salgame P, Lakshminarayanan S, Sivaprakasam A, White LF, Joseph NM, Ellner JJ, Roy G. Comorbidities in pulmonary tuberculosis cases in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, India: Opportunities for intervention. PLoS One. 2017; 12(8):e0183195.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28832615.
     
  6. Jones-López EC, Acuña-Villaorduña C, Fregona G, Marques-Rodrigues P, White LF, Hadad DJ, Dutra-Molina LP, Vinhas S, McIntosh AI, Gaeddert M, Ribeiro-Rodrigues R, Salgame P, Palaci M, Alland D, Ellner JJ, Dietze R. Incident Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in household contacts of infectious tuberculosis patients in Brazil. BMC Infect Dis. 2017 Aug 18; 17(1):576.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28821234.
     
  7. Jacobson KR, Barnard M, Kleinman MB, Streicher EM, Ragan EJ, White LF, Shapira O, Dolby T, Simpson J, Scott L, Stevens W, van Helden PD, Van Rie A, Warren RM. Implications of Failure to Routinely Diagnose Resistance to Second-Line Drugs in Patients With Rifampicin-Resistant Tuberculosis on Xpert MTB/RIF: A Multisite Observational Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Jun 01; 64(11):1502-1508.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28199520; DOI: 10.1093/cid/cix128;.
     
  8. Reddy D, Walker J, White LF, Brandeis GH, Russell ML, Horsburgh CR, Hochberg NS. Latent Tuberculosis Infection Testing Practices in Long-Term Care Facilities, Boston, Massachusetts. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Jun; 65(6):1145-1151.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28467605.
     
  9. Gardiner PM, McCue KD, Negash LM, Cheng T, White LF, Yinusa-Nyahkoon L, Jack BW, Bickmore TW. Engaging women with an embodied conversational agent to deliver mindfulness and lifestyle recommendations: A feasibility randomized control trial. Patient Educ Couns. 2017 Sep; 100(9):1720-1729.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28495391.
     
  10. Acuña-Villaorduña C, Orikiriza P, Nyehangane D, White LF, Mwanga-Amumpaire J, Kim S, Bonnet M, Fennelly KP, Boum Y, Jones-López EC. Effect of previous treatment and sputum quality on diagnostic accuracy of Xpert® MTB/RIF. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2017 Apr 01; 21(4):389-397. PMID: 28284253; DOI: 10.5588/ijtld.16.0785;.
     
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Bar chart showing 83 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 13 publications in 2017

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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Biostatistics
Infectious Diseases
infectious Disease Epidemiology
Public Health Surveillance
Tuberculosis
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