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 2014 Admission