Michael P. LaValley, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics
Michael LaValley
(617) 638-5186mlava@bu.edu
Crosstown Center – 322
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Biography

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 the Research Director 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.

Other Positions

  • Boston Medical Center

Education

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

Classes Taught

  • SPHBS810
  • SPHBS820
  • SPHBS980
  • SPHBS980

Publications

  • Published on 9/2/2017

    Kaneoka A, Pisegna JM, Inokuchi H, Ueha R, Goto T, Nito T, Stepp CE, LaValley MP, Haga N, Langmore SE. Relationship Between Laryngeal Sensory Deficits, Aspiration, and Pneumonia in Patients with Dysphagia. Dysphagia. 2017 Sep 02. PMID: 28866750.

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  • Published on 8/15/2017

    Kaneoka A, Pisegna JM, Krisciunas GP, Nito T, LaValley MP, Stepp CE, Langmore SE. Variability of the Pressure Measurements Exerted by the Tip of Laryngoscope During Laryngeal Sensory Testing: A Clinical Demonstration. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2017 Aug 15; 26(3):729-736. PMID: 28732098.

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  • Published on 7/7/2017

    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: The MOST Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Jul 07. PMID: 28686817.

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  • Published on 6/1/2017

    AlHeresh R, LaValley MP, Coster W, Keysor JJ. Construct Validity and Scoring Methods of the World Health Organization: Health and Work Performance Questionnaire Among Workers With Arthritis and Rheumatological Conditions. J Occup Environ Med. 2017 Jun; 59(6):e112-e118. PMID: 28598938.

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  • Published on 5/16/2017

    McAlindon TE, LaValley MP, Harvey WF, Price LL, Driban JB, Zhang M, Ward RJ. Effect of Intra-articular Triamcinolone vs Saline on Knee Cartilage Volume and Pain in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2017 May 16; 317(19):1967-1975. PMID: 28510679.

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  • Published on 5/16/2017

    LaValley MP, Lo GH, Price LL, Driban JB, Eaton CB, McAlindon TE. Development of a clinical prediction algorithm for knee osteoarthritis structural progression in a cohort study: value of adding measurement of subchondral bone density. Arthritis Res Ther. 2017 May 16; 19(1):95. PMID: 28511690.

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  • Published on 4/1/2017

    Nguyen UD, Zhang Y, Louie-Gao Q, Niu J, Felson DT, LaValley MP, Choi HK. Obesity Paradox in Recurrent Attacks of Gout in Observational Studies: Clarification and Remedy. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Apr; 69(4):561-566. PMID: 27331767.

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  • Published on 3/8/2017

    Brant LC, Wang N, Ojeda FM, LaValley M, Barreto SM, Benjamin EJ, Mitchell GF, Vasan RS, Palmisano JN, Münzel T, Blankenberg S, Wild PS, Zeller T, Ribeiro AL, Schnabel RB, Hamburg NM. Relations of Metabolically Healthy and Unhealthy Obesity to Digital Vascular Function in Three Community-Based Cohorts: A Meta-Analysis. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Mar 08; 6(3). PMID: 28275071.

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  • Published on 3/1/2017

    Arvanitis M, Simon S, Chan G, Fine D, Beardsley P, LaValley M, Jacobson D, Koch C, Berk JL, Connors LH, Ruberg FL. Retinol binding protein 4 (RBP4) concentration identifies V122I transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis. Amyloid. 2017 Mar; 24(sup1):120-121. PMID: 28434357.

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  • Published on 3/1/2017

    Arvanitis M, Koch CM, Chan GG, Torres-Arancivia C, LaValley MP, Jacobson DR, Berk JL, Connors LH, Ruberg FL. Identification of Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis Using Serum Retinol-Binding Protein 4 and a Clinical Prediction Model. JAMA Cardiol. 2017 Mar 01; 2(3):305-313. PMID: 28196196.

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