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




Researching Effective Strategies to Prevent Opioid Death (RESPOND)
06/01/2018 - 03/31/2023 (PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIDA
1R01DA046527-01

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
3R01GM122876-02S1

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. Hoyt KJ, Sarkar S, White L, Joseph NM, Salgame P, Lakshminarayanan S, Muthaiah M, Vinod Kumar S, Ellner JJ, Roy G, Horsburgh CR, Hochberg NS. Effect of malnutrition on radiographic findings and mycobacterial burden in pulmonary tuberculosis. PLoS One. 2019; 14(3):e0214011.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30917170.
     
  2. Madico G, Vinhas S, Orr B, White L, Gaeddert M, Miller NS, Mpeirwe M, Orikiriza P, Mwanga-Amumpaire J, Boum Y, Palaci M, Dietze R, Jones-López EC. Further evidence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the sputum of culture-negative pulmonary tuberculosis suspects using an ultrasensitive molecular assay. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2019 Mar 23; 116:1-7. PMID: 30983569; DOI: 10.1016/j.tube.2019.03.007;.
     
  3. Morgan Freiman J, Wang J, Easterbrook PJ, Robert Horsburgh C, Marinucci F, White LF, Kamkamidze G, Krajden M, Loarec A, Njouom R, Nguyen KV, Shiha G, Soliman R, Solomon S, Tsertsvadze T, Denkinger CM, Linas BP. Deriving the optimal limit of detection for an HCV point-of-care test for viraemic infection: analysis of a global dataset. J Hepatol. 2019 Feb 20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30797050.
     
  4. Acuña-Villaorduña C, Schmidt-Castellani LG, Marques-Rodrigues P, White LF, Hadad DJ, Gaeddert M, Ellner JJ, Fennelly KP, Palaci M, Dietze R, Jones-López EC. Cough-aerosol cultures of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the prediction of outcomes after exposure. A household contact study in Brazil. PLoS One. 2018; 13(10):e0206384.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30372480; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0206384;.
     
  5. Barocas JA, White LF, Wang J, Walley AY, LaRochelle MR, Bernson D, Land T, Morgan JR, Samet JH, Linas BP. Estimated Prevalence of Opioid Use Disorder in Massachusetts, 2011-2015: A Capture-Recapture Analysis. Am J Public Health. 2018 Dec; 108(12):1675-1681.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30359112; DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2018.304673;.
     
  6. Myers B, Bouton TC, Ragan EJ, White LF, McIlleron H, Theron D, Parry CDH, Horsburgh CR, Warren RM, Jacobson KR. Impact of alcohol consumption on tuberculosis treatment outcomes: a prospective longitudinal cohort study protocol. BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Sep 29; 18(1):488.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30268101.
     
  7. McIntosh AI, Jenkins HE, White LF, Barnard M, Thomson DR, Dolby T, Simpson J, Streicher EM, Kleinman MB, Ragan EJ, van Helden PD, Murray MB, Warren RM, Jacobson KR. Using routinely collected laboratory data to identify high rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis burden communities in the Western Cape Province, South Africa: A retrospective spatiotemporal analysis. PLoS Med. 2018 08; 15(8):e1002638.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30130377.
     
  8. 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 09; 146(12):1478-1494.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29970199.
     
  9. Fernandes P, Ma Y, Gaeddert M, Tsacogianis T, Marques-Rodrigues P, Fregona G, Loomans A, Jones-López EC, Dietze R, Ellner JJ, White LF, Hochberg NS. Sex and age differences in Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in Brazil. Epidemiol Infect. 2018 09; 146(12):1503-1510.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29880067; DOI: 10.1017/S0950268818001450;.
     
  10. 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 01; 51(1).View Related Profiles. PMID: 29348181.
     
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Bar chart showing 91 publications over 17 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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