Laura Forsberg White, PhDAssociate Professor, Biostatistics
BiographyLaura Forsberg White, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at Boston University. She is interested in the development of novel methodologies for the detection of disease outbreaks, as well as statistical methods for public health surveillance systems, including spatial statistics and time series. Laura’s research interests also include monitoring and rapidly estimating key parameters that quantify the spread of an infectious disease epidemic, for instance Avian Influenza, a bioterrorist event, or new, emerging disease. She has developed methods to estimate heterogeneity in these parameters and further studied their properties in real outbreaks. She also collaborates on several projects with the Black Women’s Health Study relating to pollution, urban form and health and asthma among minority populations. Additionally she works with several large international household contact studies focused on Tuberculosis. At SPH, she teaches Public Health Surveillance: A Methods Based Approach (BS 728) and Disease Outbreak Investigations (EP 800).
- Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health
- Harvard University, PhD
- Harvard School of Public Health, SM
- Utah State University, BS
- Published on 8/1/2013
Gardiner P, Whelan J, White LF, Filippelli AC, Bharmal N, Kaptchuk TJ. A systematic review of the prevalence of herb usage among racial/ethnic minorities in the United States. J Immigr Minor Health. 2013 Aug; 15(4):817-28.
- Published on 7/26/2013
White LF, Archer B, Pagano M. Estimating the reproductive number in the presence of spatial heterogeneity of transmission patterns. Int J Health Geogr. 2013; 12:35.
- Published on 7/25/2013
Rosen JE, Gardiner P, Saper RB, Filippelli AC, White LF, Pearce EN, Gupta-Lawrence RL, Lee SL. Complementary and alternative medicine use among patients with thyroid cancer. Thyroid. 2013 Oct; 23(10):1238-46.
- Published on 4/4/2013
Rising KL, White LF, Fernandez WG, Boutwell AE. Emergency department visits after hospital discharge: a missing part of the equation. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Aug; 62(2):145-50.
- Published on 1/1/2013
Gardiner P, Mitchell S, Filippelli AC, Sadikova E, White LF, Paasche-Orlow MK, Jack BW. Health literacy and complementary and alternative medicine use among underserved inpatients in a safety net hospital. J Health Commun. 2013; 18 Suppl 1:290-7.
- Published on 11/16/2012
Archer BN, Tempia S, White LF, Pagano M, Cohen C. Reproductive number and serial interval of the first wave of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus in South Africa. PLoS One. 2012; 7(11):e49482.
- Published on 5/31/2012
Bethea TN, Lopez RP, Cozier YC, White LF, McClean MD. The relationship between rural status, individual characteristics, and self-rated health in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. J Rural Health. 2012; 28(4):327-38.
- Published on 5/1/2012
Rathlev NK, Obendorfer D, White LF, Rebholz C, Magauran B, Baker W, Ulrich A, Fisher L, Olshaker J. Time series analysis of emergency department length of stay per 8-hour shift. West J Emerg Med. 2012 May; 13(2):163-8.
- Published on 1/4/2012
Coogan PF, White LF, Jerrett M, Brook RD, Su JG, Seto E, Burnett R, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L. Air pollution and incidence of hypertension and diabetes mellitus in black women living in Los Angeles. Circulation. 2012 Feb 14; 125(6):767-72.
- Published on 1/1/2012
Eliseo LJ, Murray KA, White LF, Dyer S, Mitchell PA, Fernandez WG. EMS providers' perceptions of safety climate and adherence to safe work practices. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2012 Jan-Mar; 16(1):53-8.
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