BiographyMichael 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 the Research Direction for the BU Center for Enhancing Activity and Participation among Persons with Arthritis (ENACT) and is an Associate Editor for the journal Arthritis Care & Research.
- Boston Medical Center
- American International College, BA
- Ohio State University, MS
- Pennsylvania State University, PhD
- Published on 8/2/2016
Shrestha D, Liu S, Hammond SK, LaValley MP, Weiner DE, Eisen EA, Applebaum KM. Risk of renal cell carcinoma following exposure to metalworking fluids among autoworkers. Occup Environ Med. 2016 Oct; 73(10):656-62. PMID: 27484955.
- Published on 7/27/2016
Alheresh R, Vaughan M, LaValley MP, Coster W, Keysor JJ. Critical Appraisal of the Quality of Literature Evaluating Psychometric Properties of Arthritis Work Outcome Assessments: A Systematic Review. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Sep; 68(9):1354-70. PMID: 26679938.
- Published on 6/22/2016
Nguyen UD, Zhang Y, Louie-Gao Q, Niu J, Felson DT, LaValley MP, Choi HK. The Obesity Paradox in Recurrent Attacks of Gout in Observational Studies: Clarification and Remedy. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Jun 22. PMID: 27331767.
- Published on 6/14/2016
Keysor JJ, AlHeresh R, Vaughan M, LaValley MP, Allaire S. The Work-It Study for people with arthritis: Study protocol and baseline sample characteristics. Work. 2016 Jun 14; 54(2):473-80. PMID: 27315415.
- Published on 4/18/2016
Durán J, Bockorny M, Dalal D, LaValley M, Felson DT. Methotrexate dosage as a source of bias in biological trials in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review. Ann Rheum Dis. 2016 Sep; 75(9):1595-8. PMID: 27091836.
- Published on 3/1/2016
Øiestad BE, White DK, Booton R, Niu J, Zhang Y, Torner J, Lewis CE, Nevitt M, LaValley M, Felson DT. Longitudinal Course of Physical Function in People With Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis: Data From the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study and the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Mar; 68(3):325-31. PMID: 26236919.
- Published on 2/29/2016
Wise LA, Sponholtz TR, Rosenberg L, Adams-Campbell LL, Kuohung W, LaValley MP, Palmer JR. History of uterine leiomyoma and risk of endometrial cancer in black women. Cancer Causes Control. 2016 Apr; 27(4):545-52. PMID: 26923705.
- Published on 12/15/2015
Useem J, Brennan A, LaValley M, Vickery M, Ameli O, Reinen N, Gill CJ. Systematic Differences between Cochrane and Non-Cochrane Meta-Analyses on the Same Topic: A Matched Pair Analysis. PLoS One. 2015; 10(12):e0144980. PMID: 26671213.
- Published on 11/17/2015
Vaughan M, LaValley MP, AlHeresh R, Keysor JJ. Which Features of the Environment Impact Community Participation of Older Adults? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Aging Health. 2016 Sep; 28(6):957-78. PMID: 26578546.
- Published on 10/23/2015
He X, Liang Y, LaValley MP, Lai J, Ingalls RR. Comparative analysis of the growth and biological activity of a respiratory and atheroma isolate of Chlamydia pneumoniae reveals strain-dependent differences in inflammatory activity and innate immune evasion. BMC Microbiol. 2015; 15:228. PMID: 26494400.
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