Student Research

MGH Biostatistics has a long history of involving students in our research. Some investigators in our group started out as graduate students engaged in research projects while in school. We work with a wide range of data types, including electronic health records, clinical trials, and observational cohort studies. Contributions range from the development of analytic plans, statistical analysis, manuscript preparation, and more. 

Students (bolded) have contributed as coauthors to several publications in our group. Below are some of these articles that have been published since 2020.

  • Ingrid V. Bassett, Virginia A. Triant, Bridget A. Bunda, Caitlin A. Selvaggi, Daniel J. Shinnick, Wei He, Frances Lu, Bianca C. Porneala, Tingyi Cao, Steven A. Lubitz, James B. Meigs, John Hsu, and Andrea S. Foulkes.  Massachusetts general hospital Covid-19 registry reveals two distinct populations of hospitalized patients by race and ethnicity. PloS one. 2020 Dec 22;15(12):e0244270. PubMed
  • Andrea S. Foulkes, Caitlin Selvaggi, Tingyi Cao, Marcella E. O’Reilly, Esther Cynn, Puyang Ma, Heidi Lumish, Chenyi Xue, and Muredach P. Reilly. Nonconserved long intergenic noncoding RNAs associate with complex cardiometabolic disease traits. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 2021 Jan;41(1):501-11. PubMed
  • Andrea S. Foulkes, Caitlin Selvaggi, Daniel Shinnick, Heidi Lumish, Eunyoung Kim, Tingyi Cao, Tanayott Thaweethai, J Qian, Frances Lu, David Cheng, Wei He, Kevin J Clerkin, Mahesh V Madhavan, James B Meigs, Virginia A Triant, Steven A Lubitz, Aakriti Gupta, Ingrid V Bassett, and Muredach P Reilly. Understanding the link between obesity and severe COVID-19 outcomes: Causal mediation by systemic inflammatory response. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism. 2021 Sep 2. PubMed
  • Katherine M. Bunnell, Tanayott Thaweethai, Colleen Buckless, Daniel J. Shinnick, Martin Torriani, Andrea S. Foulkes, and Miriam A. Bredella.  Body composition predictors of outcome in patients with COVID-19. International Journal of Obesity. 2021 Oct;45(10):2238-43. PubMed
  • Zoe N. Memel, Jenny J. Lee, Andrea S. Foulkes, Raymond T. Chung, Tanayott Thaweethai, and Patricia P. Bloom. Association of Statins and 28-Day Mortality in Patients Hospitalized with SARS CoV-2 Infection. The Journal of infectious diseases. 2021 Oct 19. PubMed
  • Caitlin Selvaggi, Linda J. Harrison, Eunyoung Kim, Muredach P. Reilly, and Andrea S. Foulkes. Signature biomarker states and mortality among hospitalized SARS-CoV-2-infected patients. Journal of Nephrology. 2022 Jan 6. PubMed
  • Tingyi Cao, Marcella O’Reilly, Caitlin Selvaggi, Esther Cynn, Heidi Lumish, Chenyi Xue, Anjali Jha, Muredach Reilly, and Andrea Foulkes. Cis-regulated expression of non-conserved lincRNAs associates with cardiometabolic related traits. Journal of Human Genetics. In press.