Wayne W. LaMorte, MD, PhD, MPH

Professor, Epidemiology
Wayne LaMorte
(617) 358-3590wlamorte@bu.edu
Talbot – 422 EAST
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Dr. LaMorte received his MD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and received a PhD in biochemistry and an MPH from Boston University. He has been a faculty member at Boston University for more than 30 years. He currently teaches one of the core courses for the MPH program, PH717 Quantitative Methods for Public Health and also developed PH700 Foundations of Public Health. Previously Dr. LaMorte also taught EP713 Introduction to Epidemiology, PH510 Introduction to Public Health; PH709 The Biology of Public Health; and an online course, HC751 "Introduction to Epidemiology for the Health Communicator" for the Master of Science in Health Communication at Boston University's College of Communications. He is currently the Assistant Dean for Education at Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. LaMorte has received many awards for teaching, including The Norman A. Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching, the 2009 BU SPH Educational Innovation Award, the 2011 Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the 2014 Innovation Award from the Massachusetts Environmental Health Association. He has been an innovator in the creation of interactive online learning resources for public health education. Dr. LaMorte has also been a principal investigator for development of the Local Public Health Institute of Massachusetts, which provides training to the public health work force in the 351 communities in Massachusetts. Additional research and teaching interests include: teaching effectiveness, online education, distance learning, web-based teaching tools, online teaching modules, biology and public health, and community-based practice.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Dean for Education, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences
  • Boston Medical Center


  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, MD
  • Boston University, PhD
  • Boston University, MPH
  • Rutgers University, BA

Classes Taught

  • SPHPH717


  • Published on 5/1/2009

    Aarons CB, Lamorte WW, Sentovich SM. Retraction: Lymph node retrieval and assessment after colorectal cancer resection: are pathologists doing an adequate job? Dis Colon Rectum. 2009 May; 52(5):1020. PMID: 19502874.

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  • Published on 3/1/2008

    Cardenas A, Lowe R, Oh S, Bodkin S, Kenney T, Lamorte WW, Afdhal NH. Hemodynamic effects of substance P and its receptor antagonist RP67580 in anesthetized rats with carbon tetrachloride-induced cirrhosis. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2008 Mar; 43(3):328-33. PMID: 18938661.

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  • Published on 2/1/2008

    Bauzá G, Lamorte WW, Burke PA, Hirsch EF. High mortality in elderly drivers is associated with distinct injury patterns: analysis of 187,869 injured drivers. J Trauma. 2008 Feb; 64(2):304-10. PMID: 18301191.

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  • Published on 10/1/2006

    Méndez JE, Lamorte WW, de Las Morenas A, Cerda S, Pistey R, King T, Kavanah M, Hirsch E, Stone MD. Influence of breast cancer margin assessment method on the rates of positive margins and residual carcinoma. Am J Surg. 2006 Oct; 192(4):538-40. PMID: 16978970.

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  • Published on 7/1/2006

    Dendrinos KG, Becker JM, Stucchi AF, Saubermann LJ, LaMorte W, Farraye FA. Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies are associated with the development of postoperative fistulas following ileal pouch-anal anastomosis. J Gastrointest Surg. 2006 Jul-Aug; 10(7):1060-4. PMID: 16843878.

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  • Published on 4/1/2006

    Moreno A, Piwowarczyk L, LaMorte WW, Grodin MA. Characteristics and utilization of primary care services in a torture rehabilitation center. J Immigr Minor Health. 2006 Apr; 8(2):163-71. PMID: 16649131.

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  • Published on 2/20/2006

    Servais EL, Lamorte WW, Agarwal S, Moschetti W, Mallipattu SK, Moulton SL. Teaching surgical decision-making: an interactive, web-based approach. J Surg Res. 2006 Jul; 134(1):102-6. PMID: 16488433.

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  • Published on 10/10/2005

    Raffetto JD, Montgomery JE, Eberhardt RT, LaMorte WW, Menzoian JO. Differences in risk factors for lower extremity arterial occlusive disease. J Am Coll Surg. 2005 Dec; 201(6):918-24. PMID: 16310696.

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  • Published on 7/1/2004

    Scott TE, Mendez MV, LaMorte WW, Cupples LA, Vokonas PS, Garcia RI, Menzoian JO. Are varicose veins a marker for susceptibility to coronary heart disease in men? Results from the Normative Aging Study. Ann Vasc Surg. 2004 Jul; 18(4):459-64. PMID: 15156364.

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  • Published on 5/1/2004

    Millham FH, LaMorte WW. Factors associated with mortality in trauma: re-evaluation of the TRISS method using the National Trauma Data Bank. J Trauma. 2004 May; 56(5):1090-6. PMID: 15179251.

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