Adjunct Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Al Ozonoff, Ph.D, joined the Department of Biostatistics in 2002 as a post-doctoral Research Fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Marcello Pagano. His graduate training was in pure mathematics. He continues as an active participant of Dr. Pagano’s Surveillance Working Group.
Dr. Ozonoff’s methodologic interests include statistical problems related to biosurveillance and public health surveillance. He continues to collaborate with informaticians and public health officials in the design and data analysis of real-time surveillance systems, which have shown potential to provide early warnings of major public health events such as epidemic or pandemic influenza. He currently serves as principal investigator of a research grant sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) BioSense Initiative, developing methodology to improve and enhance the outbreak detection capabilities of a nationwide surveillance system.
Recently, Dr. Ozonoff has focused his interests on influenza. Current research projects include: spatio-temporal models to describe the spread of respiratory disease at the population level; evaluation and improvement of methodology used to analyze influenza surveillance data; and application of time series methods to influenza forecasting.
Ph.D., 2002, University of California at Santa Barbara
AJ Rose, JP Sharman, A Ozonoff, LE Henault, EM Hylek. Effectiveness of warfarin among patients with cancer. Journal of General Internal Medicine 22(7):997-1002 (2007)
R Saitz, TP Palfai, N Freedner, MR Winter, A Macdonald, J Lu, A Ozonoff, DL Rosenbloom, W DeJong. Screening and brief intervention online for college students: The iHealth study. Alcohol and Alcoholism 42(1): 28-36 (2007)
L Vernacchio, RM Vezina, A Ozonoff, AA Mitchell. Validity of parental reporting of recent episodes of acute otitis media: a SCOR-network study. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 20(2):160-163 (2007)
V Falanga, LJ Saap, A Ozonoff. Wound bed score and its correlation with healing of chronic wounds. Dermatologic Therapy 19:383-390 (2006)
SD Bixby, BC Lucey, JA Soto, JM Theyson, A Ozonoff, JC Varghese. Perforated versus non-perforated acute appendicitis: accuracy of multidetector CT detection. Radiology 241(3): 780-786 (2006)
SW Farraher, H Jara, KJ Chang, A Ozonoff, JA Soto. Differentiation of hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatic metastasis from cysts and hemangiomas with calculated T2 relaxation times and the T1/T2 relaxation times ratio. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 24(6):1333-1341 (2006)
AL Jefferson, S Wong, E Bolen, A Ozonoff, RC Green, RA Stern. Cognitive correlates of HVOT performance differ between individuals with mild cognitive impairment and normal controls. Archives of Applied Neuropsychology 21(5):405-412 (2006)
AL Jefferson, RH Paul, A Ozonoff, RA Cohen. Evaluating elements of executive functioning as predictors of instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). Archives of Applied Neuropsychology 21(4):311-320 (2006)
A Ozonoff, M Bonetti, L Forsberg, M Pagano. Power comparisons for an improved disease clustering test. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 48(4):679-684 (2005)
A Ozonoff, T Webster, V Vieira, J Weinberg, D Ozonoff, A Aschengrau. Cluster detection methods applied to the Upper Cape Cod cancer data. Environmental Health 19:1-9 (2005)
AG Randolph, C Lange, EK Silverman, R Lazarus, ES Silverman, B Raby, A Brown, A Ozonoff, B Richter and S Weiss. Polymorphisms within the IL12B gene are associated with asthma. American Journal of Human Genetics 75(4):709-715 (2004)
A Ozonoff, L Forsberg, M Bonetti, M Pagano. A bivariate method for spatio-temporal syndromic surveillance. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 53(S):61-66 (2004)
Dr. Ozonoff at Boston University – Primary appointment at Boston University School of Public Health
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health