Wayne W. LaMorte, MD, PhD, MPH
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
PhD, Boston University
MPH, Boston University

Dr. LaMorte received his MD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and received a PhD in biochemistry and an MPH from Boston University. He has been a faculty member at Boston University for more than 30 years. He currently teaches one of the core courses for the MPH program, PH717 Quantitative Methods for Public Health and also developed PH700 Foundations of Public Health. Previously Dr. LaMorte also taught EP713 Introduction to Epidemiology, PH510 Introduction to Public Health; PH709 The Biology of Public Health; and an online course, HC751 "Introduction to Epidemiology for the Health Communicator" for the Master of Science in Health Communication at Boston University's College of Communications. He is currently the Assistant Dean for Education at Boston University School of Public Health.

Dr. LaMorte has received many awards for teaching, including The Norman A. Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching, the 2009 BU SPH Educational Innovation Award, the 2011 Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the 2014 Innovation Award from the Massachusetts Environmental Health Association. He has been an innovator in the creation of interactive online learning resources for public health education.

Dr. LaMorte has also been a principal investigator for development of the Local Public Health Institute of Massachusetts, which provides training to the public health work force in the 351 communities in Massachusetts. Additional research and teaching interests include: teaching effectiveness, online education, distance learning, web-based teaching tools, online teaching modules, biology and public health, and community-based practice.

Assistant Dean for Education
Boston University School of Public Health

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences

Boston Medical Center

2014 Massachusetts Environmental Health Association: Innovation Award
2011 Boston University: Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching
2011 Weymouth, MA: Weymouth Youth Coalition Substance Abuse Prevention Team Community Heroes Award
2009 Boston University School of Public Health: Educational Innovation Award
2005 Boston University School of Public Health: The Norman A. Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching
1976 U.S. Army: Army Commendation Award

Local Public Health Institute of MA
08/13/2012 - 06/30/2017 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
Comm. of Mass./Department of Public Health

Local Public Health Institute of MA
08/13/2012 - 06/30/2017 (Co-PI)
PI: Kathleen MacVarish, MS
Comm. of Mass./Department of Public Health HHS CDC

Local Public Health Institute of MA
08/13/2012 - 06/30/2017 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
Comm. of Mass./Department of Public Health

MDPH Local Public Health Training Institute
01/02/2010 - 08/09/2012 (PI)
Comm. of Mass./Department of Public Health HHS CDC

Video Modules for Basic Suturing
04/01/2002 - 03/30/2003 (PI)
Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc

Boston IACUC Consortium Regional Web-Based Training Program
11/01/2000 - 06/30/2002 (PI)
Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company - Edna H. Tompkins Trust

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  1. Aarons CB, Lamorte WW, Sentovich SM. Retraction: Lymph node retrieval and assessment after colorectal cancer resection: are pathologists doing an adequate job? Dis Colon Rectum. 2009 May; 52(5):1020.View Related Profiles. PMID: 19502874; DOI: 10.1007/DCR.0b013e3181a8ff92;.
  2. Cardenas A, Lowe R, Oh S, Bodkin S, Kenney T, Lamorte WW, Afdhal NH. Hemodynamic effects of substance P and its receptor antagonist RP67580 in anesthetized rats with carbon tetrachloride-induced cirrhosis. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2008 Mar; 43(3):328-33. PMID: 18938661.
  3. Bauzá G, Lamorte WW, Burke PA, Hirsch EF. High mortality in elderly drivers is associated with distinct injury patterns: analysis of 187,869 injured drivers. J Trauma. 2008 Feb; 64(2):304-10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 18301191; DOI: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3181634893;.
  4. Méndez JE, Lamorte WW, de Las Morenas A, Cerda S, Pistey R, King T, Kavanah M, Hirsch E, Stone MD. Influence of breast cancer margin assessment method on the rates of positive margins and residual carcinoma. Am J Surg. 2006 Oct; 192(4):538-40.View Related Profiles. PMID: 16978970.
  5. Dendrinos KG, Becker JM, Stucchi AF, Saubermann LJ, LaMorte W, Farraye FA. Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies are associated with the development of postoperative fistulas following ileal pouch-anal anastomosis. J Gastrointest Surg. 2006 Jul-Aug; 10(7):1060-4.View Related Profiles. PMID: 16843878.
  6. Moreno A, Piwowarczyk L, LaMorte WW, Grodin MA. Characteristics and utilization of primary care services in a torture rehabilitation center. J Immigr Minor Health. 2006 Apr; 8(2):163-71.View Related Profiles. PMID: 16649131.
  7. Servais EL, Lamorte WW, Agarwal S, Moschetti W, Mallipattu SK, Moulton SL. Teaching surgical decision-making: an interactive, web-based approach. J Surg Res. 2006 Jul; 134(1):102-6. PMID: 16488433.
  8. Raffetto JD, Montgomery JE, Eberhardt RT, LaMorte WW, Menzoian JO. Differences in risk factors for lower extremity arterial occlusive disease. J Am Coll Surg. 2005 Dec; 201(6):918-24.View Related Profiles. PMID: 16310696.
  9. Scott TE, Mendez MV, LaMorte WW, Cupples LA, Vokonas PS, Garcia RI, Menzoian JO. Are varicose veins a marker for susceptibility to coronary heart disease in men? Results from the Normative Aging Study. Ann Vasc Surg. 2004 Jul; 18(4):459-64.View Related Profiles. PMID: 15156364.
  10. Millham FH, LaMorte WW. Factors associated with mortality in trauma: re-evaluation of the TRISS method using the National Trauma Data Bank. J Trauma. 2004 May; 56(5):1090-6. PMID: 15179251.
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I have served as an advisor to MPH candidates, students in the MD-MPH program, and also the BA-MPH and BS-MPH programs. My current area of interest is in education, and I have mentored several junior faculty members with regard to their teaching careers.

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