Assistant Professor

Linda Valeri

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology



Dr. Linda Valeri has primary responsibility for the statistical consulting service of McLean’s Laboratory for Psychiatric Biostatistics.
Prior to joining McLean and Harvard Medical School, she earned a PhD in Biostatistics at Harvard University with a dissertation on causal mediation analysis. This method of causal inference is relevant for comparative effectiveness research, evaluating and improving policy recommendations, and explaining biological mechanisms. She then completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, collaborating with multidisciplinary teams of researchers on studies of the social determinants of health disparities and of the effect of complex mixtures of environmental exposures on child neurodevelopment. The main focus of Dr. Valeri statistical research is on modeling mediation mechanisms characterized by continuous, discrete, and time-to-event measurements in the presence of interactions and when factors such as missing data and measurement error complicate estimation.