Wayne LaMorte

Wayne W. LaMorte, MD, PhD, MPH

Professor, Epidemiology - Boston University School of Public Health


Dr. LaMorte received his MD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and received a PhD in biochemistry and an MPH from Boston University. He has been a faculty member at Boston University for more than 30 years. He currently teaches one of the core courses for the MPH program, PH717 Quantitative Methods for Public Health and also developed PH700 Foundations of Public Health. Previously Dr. LaMorte also taught EP713 Introduction to Epidemiology, PH510 Introduction to Public Health; PH709 The Biology of Public Health; and an online course, HC751 "Introduction to Epidemiology for the Health Communicator" for the Master of Science in Health Communication at Boston University's College of Communications. He is currently the Assistant Dean for Education at Boston University School of Public Health.

Dr. LaMorte has received many awards for teaching, including The Norman A. Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching, the 2009 BU SPH Educational Innovation Award, the 2011 Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the 2014 Innovation Award from the Massachusetts Environmental Health Association. He has been an innovator in the creation of interactive online learning resources for public health education.

Dr. LaMorte has also been a principal investigator for development of the Local Public Health Institute of Massachusetts, which provides training to the public health work force in the 351 communities in Massachusetts. Additional research and teaching interests include: teaching effectiveness, online education, distance learning, web-based teaching tools, online teaching modules, biology and public health, and community-based practice.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Dean for Education, Lifelong Learning - Boston University School of Public Health
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students) - Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
  • - Boston Medical Center


  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, MD Field of Study: Medicine
  • Boston University, PhD Field of Study: Biochemistry
  • Boston University, MPH Field of Study: Epidemiology/Biostatistics
  • Rutgers University, BA Field of Study: Biological Sciences


  • Published on 5/1/2019

    Werler MM, Stuver SO, Healey MA, LaMorte WW. The Future of Teaching Epidemiology. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 05 01; 188(5):825-829. PMID: 30865216.

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  • Published on 1/1/2019

    LaMorte W. and Ryan K. Teaching Public Health (Sullivan L. and Galea S.). Technology in Teaching. Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore. 2019.

  • Published on 1/1/2011

    LaMorte WW. Introduction to Epidemiology and Evidence Based Medicine (in Russian) (Nilifar Rakhmanova, et al., eds.). 2011.

  • Published on 5/1/2009

    Aarons CB, Lamorte WW, Sentovich SM. Retraction: Lymph node retrieval and assessment after colorectal cancer resection: are pathologists doing an adequate job? Dis Colon Rectum. 2009 May; 52(5):1020. PMID: 19502874.

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  • Published on 3/1/2008

    Cardenas A, Lowe R, Oh S, Bodkin S, Kenney T, Lamorte WW, Afdhal NH. Hemodynamic effects of substance P and its receptor antagonist RP67580 in anesthetized rats with carbon tetrachloride-induced cirrhosis. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2008 Mar; 43(3):328-33. PMID: 18938661.

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  • Published on 2/1/2008

    Bauzá G, Lamorte WW, Burke PA, Hirsch EF. High mortality in elderly drivers is associated with distinct injury patterns: analysis of 187,869 injured drivers. J Trauma. 2008 Feb; 64(2):304-10. PMID: 18301191.

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  • Published on 1/1/2007

    Dendrinos KG, Stucchi AF, Becker J, Lamorte W, Farraye FA. Am J Gastro. Serologic markers are associated with subsequent Crohn’s disease diagnosis and fistulous complications in ulcerative colitis patients who undergo ileal pouch anal anastomosis. 2007; 102:S495.

  • Published on 10/1/2006

    Méndez JE, Lamorte WW, de Las Morenas A, Cerda S, Pistey R, King T, Kavanah M, Hirsch E, Stone MD. Influence of breast cancer margin assessment method on the rates of positive margins and residual carcinoma. Am J Surg. 2006 Oct; 192(4):538-40. PMID: 16978970.

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  • Published on 7/1/2006

    Dendrinos KG, Becker JM, Stucchi AF, Saubermann LJ, LaMorte W, Farraye FA. Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies are associated with the development of postoperative fistulas following ileal pouch-anal anastomosis. J Gastrointest Surg. 2006 Jul-Aug; 10(7):1060-4. PMID: 16843878.

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  • Published on 6/19/2006

    LaMorte W, Schadt R, Clapp R, Roche W, Mahon B, Glantz L, Connelly C, Balsam A, Bartolucci T. Poster presentation at Boston University Medical School, Medical Education Day. Hepatitis in Sparta: A Multimedia Teaching Module. 2006.

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