Joseph Lau, MD

Joseph Lau, MD

Professor of Medicine



BS, Physics, Cooper Union
MD, Tufts University School of Medicine



Campus: Boston
Office: 35 Kneeland, 7th Floor

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-7670
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Graduate Programs

Clinical & Translational Science


Research Synopsis

My research focus is evidence-based medicine and meta-analysis. In addition to applying evidence-based methods to a variety of clinical topics, I am interested in developing reliable and efficient methods and tools to conduct systematic reviews and meta-analyses, in understanding the impact of factors that may contribute to differences of results across studies, and in disseminating these methodologies beyond clinical medicine. Past research includes cumulative meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, comparison of results from large trials and meta-analyses of small trials, effect of baseline risk in the interpretation of clinical trial results, and empirical evaluation of existing methods of combining data.

Application for 2015 Admission


The deadline for PhD programs is December 15, 2014.