Joseph M. Massaro, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics
Joseph Massaro
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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 University, PhD
  • Boston University, MA
  • Boston College, BA

Classes Taught

  • SPHBS851
  • SPHBS861
  • SPHBS902
  • SPHBS980
  • SPHBS980


  • Published on 5/8/2017

    Secemsky EA, Yeh RW, Kereiakes DJ, Cutlip DE, Steg PG, Massaro JM, Apruzzese PK, Mauri L. Extended Duration Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Coronary Stenting Among Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease: A Subanalysis of the Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Study. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 May 08; 10(9):942-954. PMID: 28473118.

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  • Published on 5/1/2017

    Secemsky EA, Yeh RW, Kereiakes DJ, Cutlip DE, Cohen DJ, Steg PG, Cannon CP, Apruzzese PK, D'Agostino RB, Massaro JM, Mauri L. Mortality Following Cardiovascular and Bleeding Events Occurring Beyond 1 Year After Coronary Stenting: A Secondary Analysis of the Dual Antiplatelet Therapy (DAPT) Study. JAMA Cardiol. 2017 May 01; 2(5):478-487. PMID: 28297015.

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  • Published on 4/24/2017

    Joshi PH, Miller PE, Martin SS, Jones SR, Massaro JM, D'Agostino RB, Kulkarni KR, Sponseller C, Toth PP. Greater remnant lipoprotein cholesterol reduction with pitavastatin compared with pravastatin in HIV-infected patients. AIDS. 2017 Apr 24; 31(7):965-971. PMID: 28121706.

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  • Published on 3/27/2017

    Massaro JM, Murabito JM, Au R, Carnahan E, Morgan TS, Murray C, Fisher ES, Nelson EC, Lim SS, D'Agostino RB. Evidence on the Validity of a Comprehensive Health Risk Index and Implications for Ambulatory Care and Population Health Management. J Ambul Care Manage. 2017 Mar 27. PMID: 28350635.

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  • Published on 3/21/2017

    Konstam MA, Kiernan M, Chandler A, Dhingra R, Mody FV, Eisen H, Haught WH, Wagoner L, Gupta D, Patten R, Gordon P, Korr K, Fileccia R, Pressler SJ, Gregory D, Wedge P, Dowling D, Romeling M, Konstam JM, Massaro JM, Udelson JE. Short-Term Effects of Tolvaptan in Patients With Acute Heart Failure and Volume Overload. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Mar 21; 69(11):1409-1419. PMID: 28302292.

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  • Published on 3/16/2017

    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 aortic calcium: the Framingham Heart Study, a cohort study. BMJ Open. 2017 Mar 16; 7(3):e013455. PMID: 28302634.

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  • Published on 3/1/2017

    Onuma OK, Pencina K, Qazi S, Massaro JM, D'Agostino RB, Chuang ML, Fox CS, Hoffmann U, O'Donnell CJ. Relation of Risk Factors and Abdominal Aortic Calcium to Progression of Coronary Artery Calcium (from the Framingham Heart Study). Am J Cardiol. 2017 May 15; 119(10):1584-1589. PMID: 28442125.

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  • Published on 2/24/2017

    Lee JJ, Pedley A, Therkelsen KE, Hoffmann U, Massaro JM, Levy D, Long MT. Upper Body Subcutaneous Fat Is Associated with Cardiometabolic Risk Factors. Am J Med. 2017 Feb 24. PMID: 28238696.

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  • Published on 2/22/2017

    Stefanescu Schmidt AC, Kereiakes DJ, Cutlip DE, Yeh RW, D'Agostino RB, Massaro JM, Hsieh WH, Mauri L. Myocardial Infarction Risk After Discontinuation of Thienopyridine Therapy in the Randomized DAPT Study (Dual Antiplatelet Therapy). Circulation. 2017 May 02; 135(18):1720-1732. PMID: 28228427.

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  • Published on 1/25/2017

    Lee JJ, Pedley A, Weinberg I, Britton KA, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, Manders E, Fox CS, Murabito JM. Relation of Iliac Artery Calcium With Adiposity Measures and Peripheral Artery Disease. Am J Cardiol. 2017 Apr 15; 119(8):1217-1223. PMID: 28219666.

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