Howard J. Cabral, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics
Howard Cabral
(617) 638-5024hjcab@bu.edu
Crosstown Center – 310
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Biography

Howard Cabral is Professor of Biostatistics, a co-director of the Biostatistics Graduate Program, and the Director of the Biostatistics and Research Design Program of the Boston University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. He has over 30 years of teaching, consulting, collaborating, and statistical research experience in a variety of biomedical fields. These include public health, epidemiology, behavioral sciences, health services, and basic physical sciences research and practice. His students have included undergraduates, Master's and doctoral level students in biostatistics and other public health disciplines, biomedical post-doctoral and clinical fellows, and faculty seeking additional training in statistical methods. His research spans both observational studies and randomized clinical trials, including well known studies in cardiovascular health and studies of the effects of substance use on human health across the life span, with over 270 peer-reviewed publications to-date. He has extensive experience in the analysis of longitudinal health data, especially those collected in urban areas with ethnic and socioeconomic diversity. His methodological interests are in the analysis of longitudinal data, the effects of missing data on statistical estimation, and statistical computing. Dr. Cabral’s collaborative research has most recently examined the effects of prenatal cocaine exposure on development from birth through age 22, randomized trials of problem solving education in treating parental depression, a randomized trial testing a peer-based model in retaining those infected with HIV in primary care, models to enhance the care of homeless patients living with HIV, differences in child and maternal health in those who did and did not received intervention through assisted reproductive technologies (ART) linking vital statistics, administrative public health and clinical databases in Massachusetts, and the neurobiological changes in the brain among normally aging animals as well as those resulting from stroke, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease among participants in the Framingham Heart Study. He is also a statistical consultant to the Institute of Community Health in Malden, MA.. Dr. Cabral provided his research and statistical methodologic expertise to a review panel of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science that examined the effects of parental depression on parenting practices and child development and published a widely recognized book on its findings. He is also a developer of the BODE Index for patients with COPD, a nationally and internationally employed tool for risk assessment that has been cited in the literature 1,900 times to-date. Dr. Cabral received the Norman A. Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2017 from the School of Public Health.

Other Positions

  • Boston Medical Center

Education

  • Boston University School of Public Health, PhD
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
  • College of the Holy Cross, BA

Classes Taught

  • SPHBS805

Publications

  • Published on 8/1/2018

    Buendia JR, Li Y, Hu FB, Cabral HJ, Bradlee ML, Quatromoni PA, Singer MR, Curhan GC, Moore LL. Long-term yogurt consumption and risk of incident hypertension in adults. J Hypertens. 2018 Aug; 36(8):1671-1679. PMID: 29952852.

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  • Published on 7/5/2018

    Yuan Y, Louis C, Cabral H, Schneider JC, Ryan CM, Kazis LE. Socioeconomic and Geographic Disparities in Accessing Nursing Homes With High Star Ratings. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 Jul 05. PMID: 29983361.

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  • Published on 7/3/2018

    Hwang SS, Dukhovny D, Gopal D, Cabral H, Missmer S, Diop H, Declercq E, Stern JE. Health of Infants After ART-Treated, Subfertile, and Fertile Deliveries. Pediatrics. 2018 Jul 03. PMID: 29970386.

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  • Published on 6/20/2018

    Stern JE, Liu CL, Cabral HJ, Richards EG, Coddington CC, Hwang S, Dukhovny D, Diop H, Missmer SA. Birth outcomes of singleton vaginal deliveries to ART-treated, subfertile, and fertile primiparous women. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2018 Jun 20. PMID: 29926374.

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  • Published on 6/7/2018

    Davila JA, Cabral HJ, Maskay MH, Marcus R, Yuan Y, Chisolm N, Belton P, McKeithan L, Rajabuin S. Risk factors associated with multi-dimensional stigma among people living with HIV/AIDS who are homeless/unstably housed. AIDS Care. 2018 Jun 07; 1-6. PMID: 29879857.

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  • Published on 6/1/2018

    Walls M, Cabral H, Feinberg E, Silverstein M. Association Between Changes in Caregiver Depressive Symptoms and Child Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2018 Jun; 39(5):387-394. PMID: 29557858.

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  • Published on 6/1/2018

    Liebschutz JM, Buchanan-Howland K, Chen CA, Frank DA, Richardson MA, Heeren TC, Cabral HJ, Rose-Jacobs R. Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ) correlations with prospective violence assessment in a longitudinal cohort. Psychol Assess. 2018 Jun; 30(6):841-845. PMID: 29847987.

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  • Published on 4/13/2018

    Buendia JR, Li Y, Hu FB, Cabral HJ, Bradlee ML, Quatromoni PA, Singer MR, Curhan GC, Moore LL. Regular Yogurt Intake and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Among Hypertensive Adults. Am J Hypertens. 2018 Apr 13; 31(5):557-565. PMID: 29462263.

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  • Published on 4/1/2018

    Alsulaiman AA, Kaye E, Jones J, Cabral H, Leone C, Will L, Garcia R. Incisor malalignment and the risk of periodontal disease progression. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2018 Apr; 153(4):512-522. PMID: 29602343.

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  • Published on 3/16/2018

    Kim EJ, Yuan Y, Liebschutz J, Cabral H, Kazis L. Understanding the Digital Gap Among US Adults With Disability: Cross-Sectional Analysis of the Health Information National Trends Survey 2013. JMIR Rehabil Assist Technol. 2018 Mar 16; 5(1):e3. PMID: 29549074.

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