Society Council

Laura F. White

Council Member

Laura F. White is Professor of Biostatistics at Boston University School of Public Health. Her research focuses in areas of application within infectious disease and substance use disorders. She has an NIH career award to develop methods to develop statistical methods to better understand the transmission dynamics of TB and COVID-19 and the burden of these diseases and substance use disorders. She is also an active collaborative biostatistician, part of the Boston/Providence Center for AIDS Research and works on several projects in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. At Boston University, she co-directs the graduate program in Biostatistics and is the co-PI of an NIH sponsored training grant for pre-doctoral students. She serves on the steering committee of the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science and Engineering and has been actively involved in advising BU’s COVID-19 response. Nationally she is on the steering committee of the NIH sponsored Modeling Infectious Diseases Agent Study (MIDAS) consortium of infectious disease modelers. Dr. White is passionate about using rigorous statistical methods to better understand problems of important public health interest and training the next generation of data scientists to be strong collaborators and contributors to public health practice.


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