Laura White
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Laura Forsberg White, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics - Boston University School of Public Health

lfwhite@bu.edu

Biography

Laura Forsberg White, PhD, is a Professor of Biostatistics at Boston University. She is interested in developing statistical tools to better understand the transmission dynamics and epidemiology of infectious diseases and substance use disorders. She has developed methods to estimate transmission parameters. Her work involves the development of novel methodologies for the detection of disease outbreaks, as well as the application statistical methods for public health surveillance systems, including spatial statistics and time series. Dr. White's work includes applications and collaborations in Tuberculosis, Hepatitis C, HIV, and substance use disorders. She works with several large international studies focused on Tuberculosis and is part of the Boston Providence Center for AIDS Research. She leads her own research group focused on developing statistical methods to better understand TB transmission and burden, as well as Covid-19 transmission dynamics. At SPH, she teaches Public Health Surveillance: A Methods Based Approach (BS 728).

Other Positions

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biostatistics - Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Education

  • Harvard University, PhD Field of Study: Biostatistics
  • Utah State University, BS Field of Study: Mathematics
  • Harvard School of Public Health, SM/ScM Field of Study: Biostatistics

Classes Taught

  • SPHBS728

Publications

  • Published on 8/24/2022

    Barocas JA, Savinkina A, Lodi S, Epstein RL, Bouton TC, Sperring H, Hsu HE, Jacobson KR, Schechter-Perkins EM, Linas BP, White LF. Projected Long-Term Impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic on Hepatitis C Outcomes in the United States: A Modeling Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Aug 24; 75(1):e1112-e1119. PMID: 34499124.

    Read At: PubMed
  • Published on 7/18/2022

    Leavitt SV, Jenkins HE, Sebastiani P, Lee RS, Horsburgh CR, Tibbs AM, White LF. Estimation of the generation interval using pairwise relative transmission probabilities. Biostatistics. 2022 Jul 18; 23(3):807-824. PMID: 33527996.

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  • Published on 7/13/2022

    Hall SM, Landaverde L, Gill CJ, Yee GM, Sullivan M, Doucette-Stamm L, Landsberg H, Platt JT, White L, Hamer DH, Klapperich CM. Comparison of anterior nares CT values in asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 in a university screening program. PLoS One. 2022; 17(7):e0270694. PMID: 35830378.

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  • Published on 6/23/2022

    Bouton TC, Atarere J, Turcinovic J, Seitz S, Sher-Jan C, Gilbert M, White L, Zhou Z, Hossain MM, Overbeck V, Doucette-Stamm L, Platt J, Landsberg HE, Hamer DH, Klapperich C, Jacobson KR, Connor JH. Viral dynamics of Omicron and Delta SARS-CoV-2 variants with implications for timing of release from isolation: a longitudinal cohort study. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Jun 23. PMID: 35737948.

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  • Published on 6/18/2022

    Epstein RL, Wang J, White LF, Kapadia SN, Morgan JR, Bao Y, Linas BP. Medicaid Hepatitis C Virus Treatment Policies: Impact on Testing and Treatment in the Commercially Insured. Am J Prev Med. 2022 Sep; 63(3):e87-e98. PMID: 35725599.

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  • Published on 6/6/2022

    Horsburgh CR, Jo Y, Nichols B, Jenkins HE, Russell CA, White LF. The contribution of reinfection to annual rate of tuberculosis infection (ARI) and incidence of TB disease. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Jun 06. PMID: 35666515.

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  • Published on 5/25/2022

    Petros BA, Turcinovic J, Welch NL, White LF, Kolaczyk ED, Bauer MR, Cleary M, Dobbins ST, Doucette-Stamm L, Gore M, Nair P, Nguyen TG, Rose S, Taylor BP, Tsang D, Wendlandt E, Hope M, Platt JT, Jacobson KR, Bouton T, Yune S, Auclair JR, Landaverde L, Klapperich CM, Hamer DH, Hanage WP, MacInnis BL, Sabeti PC, Connor JH, Springer M. Early introduction and rise of the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant in highly vaccinated university populations. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 May 25. PMID: 35616119.

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  • Published on 4/5/2022

    Bouton TC, Atarere J, Turcinovic J, Seitz S, Sher-Jan C, Gilbert M, White L, Zhou Z, Hossain MM, Overbeck V, Doucette-Stamm L, Platt J, Landsberg HE, Hamer DH, Klapperich C, Jacobson KR, Connor JH. Viral dynamics of Omicron and Delta SARS-CoV-2 variants with implications for timing of release from isolation: a longitudinal cohort study. medRxiv. 2022 Apr 05. PMID: 35411341.

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  • Published on 3/10/2022

    Runels T, Ragan EJ, Ventura AS, Winter MR, White LF, Horsburgh CR, Samet JH, Saitz R, Jacobson KR. Testing and treatment for latent tuberculosis infection in people living with HIV and substance dependence: a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open. 2022 03 10; 12(3):e058751. PMID: 35273063.

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  • Published on 3/1/2022

    Morgan JR, Quinn EK, Chaisson CE, Ciemins E, Stempniewicz N, White LF, Linas BP, Walley AY, LaRochelle MR. Variation in Initiation, Engagement, and Retention on Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Based on Health Insurance Plan Design. Med Care. 2022 03 01; 60(3):256-263. PMID: 35026792.

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