Sara Lodi

Sara Lodi, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biostatistics - Boston University School of Public Health


Sara Lodi is an Assistant Professor in Biostatistics at Boston University School of Public Heath. She obtained her PhD in Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2009, UK. Her research focuses on clinical epidemiology and comparative effectiveness research using routinely collected heath data, particularly in the area of HIV. Methodologically, she focuses on statistical techniques for causal inference to estimate effects of interventions along the HIV continuum of care. She has published many articles on behalf of large international collaborations of HIV cohorts such as CASCADE, COHERE and the HIV-CAUSAL Collaboration.


  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, PhD Field of Study: Statistics
  • University of Southampton, MSc Field of Study: Statistics
  • Univ of Bologna, BA Field of Study: Statistics

Classes Taught

  • SPHBS807
  • SPHBS851


  • 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.

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  • Published on 7/15/2022

    Li G, Park LS, Lodi S, Logan RW, Cartwright EJ, Aoun-Barakat L, Casas JP, Dickerman BA, Rentsch CT, Justice AC, Hernán MA. Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and coronavirus disease 2019 outcomes in men with HIV. AIDS. 2022 10 01; 36(12):1689-1696. PMID: 35848570.

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  • Published on 6/30/2022

    Sperring H, Hofman M, Hsu HE, Xiao Y, Keohane EA, Lodi S, Marathe J, Epstein RL. Risk Factors for Admission Within a Hospital-Based COVID-19 Home Monitoring Program. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2022 Jul; 9(7):ofac320. PMID: 35899280.

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  • Published on 6/23/2022

    Kim TW, Samet JH, Lodi S, Kimmel SD, Forman LS, Lira MC, Liebschutz JM, Williams EC, Walley AY. Functional Impairment and Cognitive Symptoms Among People with HIV Infection on Chronic Opioid Therapy for Pain: The Impact of Gabapentin and Other Sedating Medications. AIDS Behav. 2022 Dec; 26(12):3889-3896. PMID: 35737281.

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  • Published on 5/18/2022

    Joyce CT, Chernofsky A, Lodi S, Sherman KJ, Saper RB, Roseen EJ. Do Physical Therapy and Yoga Improve Pain and Disability through Psychological Mechanisms? A Causal Mediation Analysis of Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2022 Jul; 52(7):470-483. PMID: 35584010.

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  • Published on 5/13/2022

    O'Donnell A, Pham N, Battisti L, Epstein R, Nunes D, Sawinski D, Lodi S. Estimating the causal effect of treatment with direct-acting antivirals on kidney function among individuals with hepatitis C virus infection. PLoS One. 2022; 17(5):e0268478. PMID: 35560032.

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  • Published on 5/1/2022

    Davis-Plourde KL, Mayeda ER, Lodi S, Filshtein T, Beiser A, Gross AL, Seshadri S, Glymour MM, Tripodis Y. Joint Models for Estimating Determinants of Cognitive Decline in the Presence of Survival Bias. Epidemiology. 2022 May 01; 33(3):362-371. PMID: 35383644.

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  • Published on 2/22/2022

    Dickerman BA, Dahabreh IJ, Cantos KV, Logan RW, Lodi S, Rentsch CT, Justice AC, Hernán MA. Predicting counterfactual risks under hypothetical treatment strategies: an application to HIV. Eur J Epidemiol. 2022 Apr; 37(4):367-376. PMID: 35190946.

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  • Published on 2/5/2022

    Vetrova M, Lodi S, Rateau L, Patts G, Blokhina E, Palatkin V, Yaroslavtseva T, Toussova O, Bushara N, Bendiks S, Gnatienko N, Krupitsky E, Lioznov D, Samet JH, Lunze K. Stigma and ART initiation among people with HIV and a lifetime history of illicit drug use in Saint-Petersburg, Russia-A prospective cohort analysis. Int J Drug Policy. 2022 04; 102:103600. PMID: 35134598.

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  • Published on 2/1/2022

    Alcover KC, Emenyonu NI, Fatch R, Kekibiina A, Marson K, Chamie G, Muyindike WR, Beesiga B, Kamya MR, Lodi S, Kane JC, Hahn JA, McDonell MG. Concordance Between Point-of-Care Urine Ethyl Glucuronide Alcohol Tests and Self-Reported Alcohol Use in Persons with HIV in Uganda. AIDS Behav. 2022 Aug; 26(8):2539-2547. PMID: 35103888.

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