Michael P. LaValley, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics
Michael LaValley
(617) 638-5186mlava@bu.edu
Crosstown Center – 322
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Michael LaValley, PhD. is a Professor of Biostatistics at the Boston University School of Public Health, where he teaches courses on logistic regression, survival analysis and meta-analysis. Mike’s research efforts are focused on meta-analysis of study results, analysis of ordered categorical data, survival analysis, clinical trials, and outcome assessment in arthritis studies. He has also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer math and science teacher in Nepal in the late 1980s. He has a BA in Mathematics from American International College, a MA in Mathematics from Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in Statistics from Penn State University. He joined the faculty at Boston University after completing a postdoctoral fellowship in Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health. Mike also serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Arthritis Care & Research.

Other Positions

  • Boston Medical Center


  • Pennsylvania State University, PhD
  • Ohio State University, MS
  • American International College, BA

Classes Taught

  • SPHBS810
  • SPHBS820
  • SPHBS980


  • Published on 6/27/2018

    Kluberg SA, Fox MP, LaValley M, Pillay D, Bärnighausen T, Bor J. Do HIV treatment eligibility expansions crowd out the sickest? Evidence from rural South Africa. Trop Med Int Health. 2018 Jun 27. PMID: 29947442.

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  • Published on 4/25/2018

    Keysor JJ, LaValley MP, Brown C, Felson DT, AlHeresh RA, Vaughan MW, Yood R, Reed JI, Allaire SJ. Efficacy of a Work Disability Prevention Program for People with Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Conditions: A Single-Blind Parallel-Arm Randomized Controlled Trial. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Jul; 70(7):1022-1029. PMID: 28941189.

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  • Published on 4/1/2018

    Saag LA, LaValley MP, Hochberg NS, Cegielski JP, Pleskunas JA, Linas BP, Horsburgh CR. Low body mass index and latent tuberculous infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2018 Apr 01; 22(4):358-365. PMID: 29562981.

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  • Published on 2/18/2018

    Vaughan MW, LaValley MP, Felson DT, Orsmond GI, Niu J, Lewis CE, Segal NA, Nevitt MC, Keysor JJ. Affect and Incident Participation Restriction in Adults With Knee Osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Apr; 70(4):542-549. PMID: 28686817.

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  • Published on 2/1/2018

    Nayor M, Duncan MS, Musani SK, Xanthakis V, LaValley MP, Larson MG, Fox ER, Vasan RS. Incidence of cardiovascular disease in individuals affected by recent changes to US blood pressure treatment guidelines. J Hypertens. 2018 Feb; 36(2):436-443. PMID: 29084083.

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  • Published on 1/31/2018

    Ananthakrishnan R, Green S, Li D, LaValley M. Extensions of the mTPI and TEQR designs to include non-monotone efficacy in addition to toxicity for optimal dose determination for early phase immunotherapy oncology trials. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2018 Jun; 10:62-76. PMID: 29696160.

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  • Published on 1/5/2018

    Stefanik JJ, Felson DT, Apovian CM, Niu J, Clancy MM, LaValley MP, Neogi T. Changes in Pain Sensitization after Bariatric Surgery. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Jan 05. PMID: 29316386.

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  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Kumar D, Lavalley MP, Beavers DP, Guermazi A, Eckstein F, Hunter D, Messier SP. Increase in patellofemoral loading is not associated with worsening symptoms or structure: secondary analysis from the idea trial. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 2018; 26:S18-S19.

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  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Kluberg S, Fox MP, Lavalley MP, Pillay D, Barnighausen T, Bor J. Do ART eligibility expansions crowd out the sickest? Evidence from rural South Africa. Tropical Medicine & International Health. 2018.

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  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Maldini C, Druce K, Basu N, LaValley MP, Mahr A. Exploring the variability in Behçet's disease prevalence: a meta-analytical approach. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2018 Jan 01; 57(1):185-195. PMID: 28339670.

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