Joseph M. Massaro, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics
Joseph Massaro
Crosstown Center – CT327
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Joe Massaro is Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Mathematics and Statistics. He currently teaches Applied Statistical Methods in Clinical Trials I and II in the Department of Biostatistics. He has won several teaching awards at the School of Public Health for these courses. Joe currently also serves as Managing Director of Biostatistics and Data Management at Harvard Clinical Research Institute, a contract research organization providing statistical and data management services for the device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Overall, he has over 15 years experience in the design and statistical analysis of clinical trials, and has co-authored several clinical trials-related articles. Joe also performs longitudinal statistical analysis for the Framingham Heart Study, assessing risk factors for cardiovascular disease and dementia. In addition, he assists in the oversight of data management at the Framingham Heart Study. He has been with the Department of Biostatistics and the Framingham Heart Study since 1998.

Other Positions

  • Biostatistician, Framingham Heart Study
  • Boston Medical Center


  • Boston College, BA
  • Boston University, MA
  • Boston University, PhD

Classes Taught

  • SPHBS861
  • SPHBS980
  • SPHBS980


  • Published on 7/1/2016

    Feldman T, Komtebedde J, Burkhoff D, Massaro J, Maurer MS, Leon MB, Kaye D, Silvestry FE, Cleland JG, Kitzman D, Kubo SH, Van Veldhuisen DJ, Kleber F, Trochu JN, Auricchio A, Gustafsson F, Hasenfuß G, Ponikowski P, Filippatos G, Mauri L, Shah SJ. Transcatheter Interatrial Shunt Device for the Treatment of Heart Failure: Rationale and Design of the Randomized Trial to REDUCE Elevated Left Atrial Pressure in Heart Failure (REDUCE LAP-HF I). Circ Heart Fail. 2016 Jul; 9(7). PMID: 27330010.

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  • Published on 6/24/2016

    Long MT, Pedley A, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, Fox CS. The Association between Non-Invasive Hepatic Fibrosis Markers and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in the Framingham Heart Study. PLoS One. 2016; 11(6):e0157517. PMID: 27341207.

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  • Published on 6/16/2016

    Dorans KS, Wilker EH, Li W, Rice MB, Ljungman PL, Schwartz J, Coull BA, Kloog I, Koutrakis P, D'Agostino RB, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, O'Donnell CJ, Mittleman MA. Residential Proximity to Major Roads, Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter, and Coronary Artery Calcium: The Framingham Heart Study. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2016 Aug; 36(8):1679-85. PMID: 27312220.

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  • Published on 6/16/2016

    Januzzi JL, Lyass A, Liu Y, Gaggin H, Trebnick A, Maisel AS, D'Agostino RB, Wang TJ, Massaro J, Vasan RS. Circulating Proneurotensin Concentrations and Cardiovascular Disease Events in the Community: The Framingham Heart Study. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2016 Aug; 36(8):1692-7. PMID: 27312221.

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  • Published on 5/30/2016

    Andersen LW, Berg KM, Chase M, Cocchi MN, Massaro J, Donnino MW. Acute respiratory compromise on inpatient wards in the United States: Incidence, outcomes, and factors associated with in-hospital mortality. Resuscitation. 2016 Aug; 105:123-9. PMID: 27255952.

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  • Published on 5/25/2016

    Tuttle KR, Dworkin LD, Henrich W, Greco BA, Steffes M, Tobe S, Shapiro JI, Jamerson K, Lyass A, Pencina K, Massaro JM, D'Agostino RB, Cutlip DE, Murphy TP, Cooper CJ. Effects of Stenting for Atherosclerotic Renal Artery Stenosis on eGFR and Predictors of Clinical Events in the CORAL Trial. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Jul 7; 11(7):1180-8. PMID: 27225988.

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  • Published on 5/4/2016

    Lee JJ, Britton KA, Pedley A, Massaro JM, Speliotes EK, Murabito JM, Hoffmann U, Ingram C, Keaney JF, Vasan RS, Fox CS. Adipose Tissue Depots and Their Cross-Sectional Associations With Circulating Biomarkers of Metabolic Regulation. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016; 5(5). PMID: 27146446.

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  • Published on 5/1/2016

    Wulsin LR, Horn PS, Perry JL, Massaro JM, D'Agostino RB. The Contribution of Autonomic Imbalance to the Development of Metabolic Syndrome. Psychosom Med. 2016 May; 78(4):474-80. PMID: 26716816.

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  • Published on 4/29/2016

    Joshi PH, Khokhar AA, Massaro JM, Lirette ST, Griswold ME, Martin SS, Blaha MJ, Kulkarni KR, Correa A, D'Agostino RB, Jones SR, Toth PP. Remnant Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Incident Coronary Heart Disease: The Jackson Heart and Framingham Offspring Cohort Studies. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016; 5(5). PMID: 27130348.

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  • Published on 4/27/2016

    Fox CS, Gurary EB, Ryan J, Bonaca M, Barry K, Loscalzo J, Massaro J. Randomized Controlled Trial of Social Media: Effect of Increased Intensity of the Intervention. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016; 5(5). PMID: 27121850.

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