Robert Lew

Robert A. Lew, PhD

Voluntary Associate Professor, Biostatistics - Boston University School of Public Health


Robert A. Lew, PhD is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Lew was an undergrad at Yale University and then attended graduate school at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Dr. Lew is an accomplished Biostatician with over 240 publications.


  • University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, PhD Field of Study: Mathematics
  • University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, MS Field of Study: Mathematics
  • Yale University, BS Field of Study: Mathematics



  • Published on 4/28/2023

    Szabo ST, Hopkins SC, Lew R, Loebel A, Roth T, Koblan KS. A multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, Phase 1b crossover trial comparing two doses of ulotaront with placebo in the treatment of narcolepsy-cataplexy. Sleep Med. 2023 Apr 28; 107:202-211. PMID: 37209427.

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  • Published on 4/11/2023

    Szmulewicz A, Madenci A, Ferguson R, Liang MH, Lew R, Katz IR, Hernán MA. Estimating the per-protocol effect of lithium on suicidality in a randomized trial of individuals with depression or bipolar disorder. J Psychopharmacol. 2023 Apr 11; 2698811231166460. PMID: 37039306.

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  • Published on 4/10/2023

    Beaudette-Zlatanova B, Lew RA, Otis JD, Branch-Elliman W, Bacorro E, Dubreuil M, Eyvazzadeh C, Kaur M, Lazzari AA, Libbey C, Monach PA. Pilot Study of Low-Dose Naltrexone for the Treatment of Chronic Pain Due to Arthritis: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Clinical Trial. Clin Ther. 2023 Apr 10. PMID: 37045708.

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  • Published on 4/6/2023

    Iverson KM, Stolzmann KL, Brady JE, Adjognon OL, Dichter ME, Lew RA, Gerber MR, Portnoy GA, Iqbal S, Haskell SG, Bruce LE, Miller CJ. Integrating Intimate Partner Violence Screening Programs in Primary Care: Results from a Hybrid-II Implementation-Effectiveness RCT. Am J Prev Med. 2023 Apr 06. PMID: 37031032.

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  • Published on 3/29/2023

    Ferguson RE, Leatherman SM, Woods P, Hau C, Lew R, Cushman WC, Brophy MT, Fiore L, Ishani A. Practical issues in pragmatic trials: the implementation of the Diuretic Comparison Project. Clin Trials. 2023 Mar 29; 17407745231160553. PMID: 36992530.

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  • Published on 12/14/2022

    Ishani A, Cushman WC, Leatherman SM, Lew RA, Woods P, Glassman PA, Taylor AA, Hau C, Klint A, Huang GD, Brophy MT, Fiore LD, Ferguson RE. Chlorthalidone vs. Hydrochlorothiazide for Hypertension-Cardiovascular Events. N Engl J Med. 2022 Dec 29; 387(26):2401-2410. PMID: 36516076.

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  • Published on 7/1/2022

    Schreiber R, Campbell U, Quinton MS, Hardy LW, Fang QK, Lew R. In vitro and in vivo pharmacological characterization of dasotraline, a dual dopamine and norepinephrine transporter inhibitor in vivo. Biomed Pharmacother. 2022 Sep; 153:113359. PMID: 35785702.

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  • Published on 4/4/2022

    Ishani A, Leatherman SM, Woods P, Hau C, Klint A, Lew RA, Taylor AA, Glassman PA, Brophy MT, Fiore LD, Ferguson RE, Cushman WC. Design of a pragmatic clinical trial embedded in the Electronic Health Record: The VA's Diuretic Comparison Project. Contemp Clin Trials. 2022 May; 116:106754. PMID: 35390512.

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  • Published on 1/31/2022

    Petrakis I, Springer SA, Davis C, Ralevski E, Gu L, Lew R, Hermos J, Nuite M, Gordon AJ, Kosten TR, Nunes EV, Rosenheck R, Saxon AJ, Swift R, Goldberg A, Ringer R, Ferguson R. Rationale, design and methods of VA-BRAVE: a randomized comparative effectiveness trial of two formulations of buprenorphine for treatment of opioid use disorder in veterans. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2022 01 31; 17(1):6. PMID: 35101115.

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  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Katz IR, Rogers MP, Lew R, Thwin SS, Doros G, Ahearn E, Ostacher MJ, DeLisi LE, Smith EG, Ringer RJ, Ferguson R, Hoffman B, Kaufman JS, Paik JM, Conrad CH, Holmberg EF, Boney TY, Huang GD, Liang MH. Lithium Treatment in the Prevention of Repeat Suicide-Related Outcomes in Veterans With Major Depression or Bipolar Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2022 01 01; 79(1):24-32. PMID: 34787653.

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