Sara Lodi, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health

PhD, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
MSc, University of Southampton
BA, Univ of Bologna

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Sara Lodi is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the Boston University School of Public Heath. She obtained her PhD in Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2009, UK. Her research focuses on causal inference methods for observational studies using big data, methods for causal inference to improve the statistical analysis of clinical trials, and the reconciliation of results from clinical trials and observational studies. She leads cutting edge research that focuses on the translation of methodologic advancements in causal inference into actionable findings for real world public health research questions, mainly in the areas of infectious diseases (HIV, hepatitis C, tuberculosis) and substance use disorder. She has published many articles on behalf of large international collaborations of HIV cohorts such as CASCADE, COHERE and the HIV-CAUSAL, and HepCAUSAL collaborations. She’s been an instructor for both BS851 Applied Statistics in Clinical Trials and BS807 Applied Causal Inference in Health Research.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

I have incorporated DEIJ into my activities in multiple ways:
-I have participated in University-wide DEIJ training
-I have completed additional DEIJ training for search committees
-I participate in discussions of DEIJ topics that arise at each department faculty meeting
-I collaborate with a diverse group of investigators with a range of backgrounds and cultures
-I teach and mentor a diverse group of students and trainees
-I completed the title IX mandatory training

Dynamic Strategies for the clinical management of HIV disease
06/01/2023 - 05/31/2028 (Subcontract PI)
President and Fellows of Harvard College dba Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health NIH NIAID

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Sara Lodi
06/01/2022 - 05/31/2024 (PI)
Ann Arbor VA Medical Center

MOUD Comparative Effectiveness Study
07/01/2021 - 04/30/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIDA

04/01/2023 - 09/29/2023 (Subcontract PI)
President and Fellows of Harvard College dba Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Department of VA

Interventions to reduce alcohol use and increase adherence to TB preventive therapy among HIV/TB co-infected drinkers - 1/2
09/15/2017 - 08/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco NIH NIAAA

Dynamic Strategies for the clinical management of HIV disease
06/01/2020 - 05/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
President and Fellows of Harvard College dba Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health NIH NIAID

Population-Level Effects of Increasing PrEP Uptake on HIV and Bacterial STIs
07/26/2019 - 06/30/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Inc NIH NIAID

Causal inference for the treatment and management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
12/01/2020 - 08/31/2021 (Key Person / Mentor)
NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

Stigma, Risk Behaviors and Health care among HIV-Infected Russian People Who Inject Drugs
09/01/2020 - 08/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIDA

Stigma, Risk Behaviors and Health care among HIV-Infected Russian People Who Inject Drugs
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2019 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIDA

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  1. Hansford HJ, Cashin AG, Jones MD, Swanson SA, Islam N, Dahabreh IJ, Dickerman BA, Egger M, Garcia-Albeniz X, Golub RM, Lodi S, Moreno-Betancur M, Pearson SA, Schneeweiss S, Sterne J, Sharp MK, Stuart EA, Hernan MA, Lee H, McAuley JH. Development of the TrAnsparent ReportinG of observational studies Emulating a Target trial (TARGET) guideline. BMJ Open. 2023 Sep 12; 13(9):e074626. PMID: 37699620; PMCID: PMC10503363; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-074626;
  2. Hansford HJ, Cashin AG, Jones MD, Swanson SA, Islam N, Douglas SRG, Rizzo RRN, Devonshire JJ, Williams SA, Dahabreh IJ, Dickerman BA, Egger M, Garcia-Albeniz X, Golub RM, Lodi S, Moreno-Betancur M, Pearson SA, Schneeweiss S, Sterne JAC, Sharp MK, Stuart EA, Hernán MA, Lee H, McAuley JH. Reporting of Observational Studies Explicitly Aiming to Emulate Randomized Trials: A Systematic Review. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Sep 05; 6(9):e2336023. PMID: 37755828; PMCID: PMC10534275; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.36023;
  3. Rodriguez CA, Lodi S, Horsburgh CR, Mitnick CD, Bastard M, Huerga H, Khan U, Rich M, Seung KJ, Atwood S, Manzur-Ul-Alam M, Melikyan N, Mpinda S, Myint Z, Naidoo Y, Petrosyan O, Salahuddin N, Sarfaraz S, Vilbrun SC, Yae K, Achar J, Ahmed S, Algozhina E, Beauchamp J, de Guadelupe Perea Moreno S, Gulanbaeva M, Gergedava M, Indah Sari CY, Hewison C, Khan P, Franke MF. Comparative effectiveness of adding delamanid to a multidrug-resistant tuberculosis regimen comprised of three drugs likely to be effective. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023; 3(4):e0000818.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37115740; PMCID: PMC10146539; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0000818;
  4. Sewak A, Lodi S, Li X, Shu D, Wen L, Mayer KH, Krakower DS, Young JG, Marcus JL. Causal effects of stochastic PrEP interventions on HIV incidence among men who have sex with men. Am J Epidemiol. 2023 Apr 19. PMID: 37073419
  5. Beesiga B, Marson K, Fatch R, Emenyonu NI, Adong J, Kekibiina A, Puryear S, Lodi S, McDonell MG, Muyindike WR, Kamya MR, Hahn JA, Chamie G. Effects of a COVID-19 Public Health Lockdown on Drinking and Health Behavior Among Persons with HIV and with Unhealthy Alcohol use in Uganda. AIDS Behav. 2023 Oct; 27(10):3213-3222. PMID: 37000383; PMCID: PMC10063928; DOI: 10.1007/s10461-023-04042-y;
  6. Luoma JB, Rossi SL, Sereda Y, Pavlov N, Toussova O, Vetrova M, Bendiks S, Kiriazova T, Krupitsky E, Lioznov D, Blokhina E, Lodi S, Lunze K. An acceptance-based, intersectional stigma coping intervention for people with HIV who inject drugs-a randomized clinical trial. Lancet Reg Health Eur. 2023 May; 28:100611.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37180745; PMCID: PMC10173263; DOI: 10.1016/j.lanepe.2023.100611;
  7. van Santen DK, Lodi S, Dietze P, van den Boom W, Hayashi K, Dong H, Cui Z, Maher L, Hickman M, Boyd A, Prins M. Comprehensive needle and syringe program and opioid agonist therapy reduce HIV and hepatitis c virus acquisition among people who inject drugs in different settings: A pooled analysis of emulated trials. Addiction. 2023 Jun; 118(6):1116-1126. PMID: 36710474; PMCID: PMC10175130; DOI: 10.1111/add.16147;
  8. Lodi S, Klein M, Rauch A, Epstein R, Wittkop L, Logan R, Rentsch CT, Justice AC, Touloumi G, Berenguer J, Jarrin I, Egger M, Puoti M, D'Arminio Monforte A, Gill J, Salmon Ceron D, van Sighem A, Linas B, van der Valk M, Hernán MA. Sustained virological response after treatment with direct antiviral agents in individuals with HIV and hepatitis C co-infection. J Int AIDS Soc. 2022 Dec; 25(12):e26048.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36562643; PMCID: PMC9784654; DOI: 10.1002/jia2.26048;
  9. Turcinovic J, Schaeffer B, Taylor BP, Bouton TC, Odom-Mabey AR, Weber SE, Lodi S, Ragan EJ, Connor JH, Jacobson KR, Hanage WP. Understanding Early Pandemic Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Transmission in a Medical Center by Incorporating Public Sequencing Databases to Mitigate Bias. J Infect Dis. 2022 Nov 11; 226(10):1704-1711.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35993116; PMCID: PMC9452097; DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiac348;
  10. Rodriguez CA, Lodi S, Horsburgh CR, Bastard M, Hewison C, Huerga H, Khan M, Khan PY, Khan U, Oyewusi L, Padayachee S, Mitnick CD, Franke MF. Selection bias in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis cohort studies assessing sputum culture conversion. PLoS One. 2022; 17(11):e0276457.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36355658; PMCID: PMC9648724; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0276457;
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Causal inference
Clinical trials
Hepatitis C
Substance Use Disorder
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