BiographyHoward Cabral is Professor of Biostatistics, a co-director of the Biostatistics Graduate Program since 2003, and the founding 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 all other public health disciplines, medical sciences and dentistry, biomedical post-doctoral and clinical fellows including many K grant awardees, and faculty seeking additional training in statistical methods and research design. 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 290 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 risk prediction in patients with COPD, a nationally and internationally employed tool for risk assessment that has been cited in the literature over 2,000 times to-date. Dr. Cabral received the Norman A. Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2017 from the School of Public Health.
- Boston Medical Center
- Boston University School of Public Health, PhD
- Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
- College of the Holy Cross, BA
- Published on 1/23/2019
Short MI, Cabral HJ, Weinberg JM, LaValley MP, Massaro JM. A novel confidence interval for a single proportion in the presence of clustered binary outcome data. Stat Methods Med Res. 2019 Jan 23; 962280218823231. PMID: 30672389.
- Published on 1/2/2019
Ragavan MI, Griffith K, Bair-Merritt M, Cabral HJ, Kistin CJ. First-Generation Immigrant Mothers Report Less Spanking of 1-Year-Old Children Compared with Mothers of Other Immigrant Generations. Matern Child Health J. 2019 Jan 02. PMID: 30600510.
- Published on 1/1/2019
Radwin LE, Cabral HJ, Seibert MN, Stolzmann K, Meterko M, Evans L, Barker A, Bokhour B. Patient-Centered Care in Primary Care Scale: Pilot Development and Psychometric Assessment. J Nurs Care Qual. 2019 Jan/Mar; 34(1):34-39. PMID: 30045359.
- Published on 12/17/2018
Barlam TF, Soria-Saucedo R, Ameli O, Cabral HJ, Kaplan WA, Kazis LE. Retrospective analysis of long-term gastrointestinal symptoms after Clostridium difficile infection in a nonelderly cohort. PLoS One. 2018; 13(12):e0209152. PMID: 30557401.
- Published on 12/14/2018
Bagley SM, Cabral H, Saia K, Brown A, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Walley AY, Rose-Jacobs R. Frequency and associated risk factors of non-fatal overdose reported by pregnant women with opioid use disorder. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2018 Dec 14; 13(1):26. PMID: 30547833.
- Published on 11/13/2018
Rose-Jacobs R, Trevino-Talbot M, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Cabral HJ, Vibbert M, Saia K, Wachman EM. Could prenatal food insecurity influence neonatal abstinence syndrome severity? Addiction. 2019 Feb; 114(2):337-343. PMID: 30422365.
- Published on 10/3/2018
Mott MM, McCrory MA, Bandini LG, Cabral HJ, Daniels SR, Singer MR, Moore LL. Egg Intake Has No Adverse Association With Blood Lipids Or Glucose In Adolescent Girls. J Am Coll Nutr. 2018 Oct 03; 1-6. PMID: 30280988.
- Published on 9/26/2018
Silverstein M, Diaz-Linhart Y, Cabral H, Beardslee W, Broder-Fingert S, Kistin CJ, Patts G, Feinberg E. Engaging Mothers With Depressive Symptoms in Care: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial in Head Start. Psychiatr Serv. 2018 Sep 26; appips201800173. PMID: 30256184.
- Published on 8/30/2018
Dukhovny D, Hwang SS, Gopal D, Cabral H, Missmer S, Diop H, Declercq E, Stern JE. Length of stay and cost of birth hospitalization: effects of subfertility and ART. J Perinatol. 2018 Nov; 38(11):1457-1465. PMID: 30166621.
- 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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