Michael P. LaValley, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics
Michael LaValley
(617) 638-5186mlava@bu.edu
Crosstown Center – CT322
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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 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.

Other Positions:

  • Boston Medical Center

Education

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

Classes Taught

  • SPHBS810
  • SPHBS820
  • SPHBS820
  • SPHBS901

Publications

  • Published on 9/1/2014

    White DK, Tudor-Locke C, Zhang Y, Fielding R, LaValley M, Felson DT, Gross KD, Nevitt MC, Lewis CE, Torner J, Neogi T. Daily walking and the risk of incident functional limitation in knee osteoarthritis: an observational study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Sep; 66(9):1328-36.

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  • Published on 8/28/2014

    Bigornia SJ, LaValley MP, Noel SE, Moore LL, Ness AR, Newby P. Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and central and total adiposity in older children: a prospective study accounting for dietary reporting errors. Public Health Nutr. 2014 Aug 28; 1-9.

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  • Published on 8/12/2014

    Bonitsis NG, Luong Nguyen LB, LaValley MP, Papoutsis N, Altenburg A, Kötter I, Micheli C, Maldini C, Mahr A, Zouboulis CC. Gender-specific differences in Adamantiades-Behçet's disease manifestations: an analysis of the German registry and meta-analysis of data from the literature. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2014 Aug 12.

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  • Published on 8/12/2014

    Ngo DT, Farb MG, Kikuchi R, Karki S, Tiwari S, Bigornia SJ, Bates DO, LaValley MP, Hamburg NM, Vita JA, Hess DT, Walsh K, Gokce N. Antiangiogenic actions of vascular endothelial growth factor-a165b, an inhibitory isoform of vascular endothelial growth factor-a, in human obesity. Circulation. 2014 Sep 23; 130(13):1072-80.

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  • Published on 5/23/2014

    Hua N, Chen Z, Phinikaridou A, Pham T, Qiao Y, LaValley MP, Bigornia SJ, Ruth MR, Apovian CM, Ruberg FL, Hamilton JA. The influence of pericardial fat upon left ventricular function in obese females: evidence of a site-specific effect. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2014; 16(1):37.

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  • Published on 5/1/2014

    White DK, Neogi T, King WC, LaValley MP, Kritchevsky SB, Nevitt MC, Harris TB, Ferrucci L, Simonsick EM, Satterfield S, Strotmeyer ES, Zhang Y. Can change in prolonged walking be inferred from a short test of gait speed among older adults who are initially well-functioning? Phys Ther. 2014 Sep; 94(9):1285-93.

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  • Published on 4/17/2014

    Bigornia SJ, LaValley MP, Moore LL, Northstone K, Emmett P, Ness AR, Newby PK. Dairy intakes at age 10 years do not adversely affect risk of excess adiposity at 13 years. J Nutr. 2014 Jul; 144(7):1081-90.

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  • Published on 1/3/2014

    Felson DT, LaValley MP. The ACR20 and defining a threshold for response in rheumatic diseases: too much of a good thing. Arthritis Res Ther. 2014; 16(1):101.

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  • Published on 9/4/2013

    Bigornia SJ, Farb MG, Tiwari S, Karki S, Hamburg NM, Vita JA, Hess DT, Lavalley MP, Apovian CM, Gokce N. Insulin status and vascular responses to weight loss in obesity. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Dec 17; 62(24):2297-305.

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  • Published on 8/21/2013

    Parkes MJ, Maricar N, Lunt M, LaValley MP, Jones RK, Segal NA, Takahashi-Narita K, Felson DT. Lateral wedge insoles as a conservative treatment for pain in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis: a meta-analysis. JAMA. 2013 Aug 21; 310(7):722-30.

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