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
  • SPHBS901
  • SPHBS980


  • Published on 4/13/2018

    Cavender MA, White WB, Liu Y, Massaro JM, Bergenstal RM, Mehta CR, Zannad F, Heller S, Cushman WC, Cannon CP. Total Cardiovascular Events Analysis of the EXAMINE Trial in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Recent Acute Coronary Syndrome. Clin Cardiol. 2018 Apr 13. PMID: 29652078.

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  • Published on 4/1/2018

    Prakash A, Gordon LB, Kleinman ME, Gurary EB, Massaro J, D'Agostino R, Kieran MW, Gerhard-Herman M, Smoot L. Cardiac Abnormalities in Patients With Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. JAMA Cardiol. 2018 Apr 01; 3(4):326-334. PMID: 29466530.

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  • Published on 3/8/2018

    McCarthy CP, Ibrahim NE, Lyass A, Li Y, Gaggin HK, Simon ML, Mukai R, Gandhi P, Kelly N, Motiwala SR, van Kimmenade RRJ, Massaro JM, D'Agostino RB, Januzzi JL. Single-Molecule Counting of High-Sensitivity Troponin I in Patients Referred for Diagnostic Angiography: Results From the CASABLANCA (Catheter Sampled Blood Archive in Cardiovascular Diseases) Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Mar 08; 7(6). PMID: 29519811.

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  • Published on 3/5/2018

    Lee JJ, Pedley A, Hoffmann U, Massaro JM, Levy D, Long MT. Visceral and Intrahepatic Fat Are Associated with Cardiometabolic Risk Factors Above Other Ectopic Fat Depots: The Framingham Heart Study. Am J Med. 2018 Jun; 131(6):684-692.e12. PMID: 29518370.

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  • Published on 2/28/2018

    Gordon LB, Campbell SE, Massaro JM, D'Agostino RB, Kleinman ME, Kieran MW, Moses MA. Survey of plasma proteins in children with progeria pre-therapy and on-therapy with lonafarnib. Pediatr Res. 2018 May; 83(5):982-992. PMID: 29342131.

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  • Published on 2/14/2018

    Triant VA, Perez J, Regan S, Massaro JM, Meigs JB, Grinspoon SK, D'Agostino RB. Cardiovascular Risk Prediction Functions Underestimate Risk in HIV Infection. Circulation. 2018 May 22; 137(21):2203-2214. PMID: 29444987.

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  • Published on 2/13/2018

    Whelton SP, Mauer AC, Pencina KM, Massaro JM, D'Agostino RB, Fox CS, Hoffmann U, Michos ED, Peloso GM, Dufresne L, Engert JC, Kathiresan S, Budoff M, Post WS, Thanassoulis G, O'Donnell CJ. Observational and Genetic Associations of Resting Heart Rate With Aortic Valve Calcium. Am J Cardiol. 2018 May 15; 121(10):1246-1252. PMID: 29656781.

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  • Published on 2/9/2018

    Ibrahim NE, Lyass A, Gaggin HK, Liu Y, van Kimmenade RRJ, Motiwala SR, Kelly NP, Gandhi PU, Simon ML, Belcher AM, Harisiades JE, Massaro JM, D'Agostino RB, Januzzi JL. Predicting new-onset HF in patients undergoing coronary or peripheral angiography: results from the Catheter Sampled Blood Archive in Cardiovascular Diseases (CASABLANCA) study. ESC Heart Fail. 2018 Jun; 5(3):240-248. PMID: 29424480.

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  • Published on 1/29/2018

    Long MT, Pedley A, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, Ma J, Loomba R, Chung RT, Benjamin EJ. A simple clinical model predicts incident hepatic steatosis in a community-based cohort: The Framingham Heart Study. Liver Int. 2018 Jan 29. PMID: 29377504.

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  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Hwang SJ, Onuma O, Massaro JM, Zhang X, Fu YP, Hoffmann U, Fox CS, O'Donnell CJ. Maintenance of Ideal Cardiovascular Health and Coronary Artery Calcium Progression in Low-Risk Men and Women in the Framingham Heart Study. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Jan; 11(1):e006209. PMID: 29305347.

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