Fazad Noubary

Farzad Noubary


Clinical Professor

Public Health and Health Sciences

Research Interests

Statistical methods for evaluating novel medical technologies, microsimulation models of health interventions, infectious diseases, neuroscience, statistical editing


Dr. Noubary’s research interests include statistical methods for the design and analysis of studies evaluating novel diagnostics and other clinical decision tools, longitudinal data analysis, and epidemiology, particularly in the context of neuroscience, infectious diseases, and lifestyle intervention research.

At Northeastern, Dr. Noubary is the primary instructor of the health research methods curriculum for both undergraduates in health sciences and public health and doctoral students in population health. Prior to joining Northeastern, Dr. Noubary worked as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University, Senior Statistician at Tufts Medical Center, and as a Biostatistician in the Medical Practice Evaluation Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Selected Publications

Moyo, S., D. Ramogola-Masire, N. O. Moraka, L. Tawe, Noubary, F., K. Motsumi, G. Manowe, B. Zuze, B. Radibe and F. T. Hungwe (2023). “Comparison of the AmpFire® Multiplex HPV Assay to the Xpert® HPV Assay for detection of human papillomavirus and cervical disease in women with human immunodeficiency virus: a pragmatic performance evaluation.” Infectious Agents and Cancer 18(1): 1-7.

Ryner, R. F., I. D. Derera, M. Armbruster, A. Kansara, M. E. Sommer, A. Pirone, Noubary, F., M. Jacob and C. G. Dulla (2023). “Cortical Parvalbumin-Positive Interneuron Development and Function Are Altered in the APC Conditional Knockout Mouse Model of Infantile and Epileptic Spasms Syndrome.” Journal of Neuroscience 43(8): 1422-1440.

Schwamm, E., Noubary, F., N. A. Rigotti and K. P. Reddy (2023). “Longitudinal transitions in initiation, cessation, and relapse of cigarette smoking and e-cigarette use among US youth and adults: Validation of a microsimulation model.” Plos one 18(4): e0284426.

Gero, K., Noubary, F., Kawachi, I., Baum, C. F., Wallace, R. B., Briesacher, B. A., Kim, D. (2022). Associations of state-level and county-level hate crimes with individual-level cardiovascular risk factors in a prospective cohort study of middle-aged Americans: the National Longitudinal Survey of Youths 1979. BMJ open, 12(1), e054360.

Craig, A. K., K. S. Deerwester, L. M. McAllister, Noubary, F., and M. E. Hourihan (2021). “A Pilot Randomized Control Trial of Safety and Feasibility of a Delayed Rewarming Intervention for Infants Following Cardiopulmonary Bypass Surgery.” Pediatrics and Neonatal Medicine 1(2): 1-6.

Reddy, K. P., Schwamm, E., Kalkhoran, S., Noubary, F., Walensky, R. P., & Rigotti, N. A. (2021). Respiratory Symptom Incidence among People Using Electronic Cigarettes, Combustible Tobacco, or Both. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 204(2), 231-234. https://doi.org/10.1164/rccm.202012-4441LE

Selected Public Service

Invited grant reviewer, National Institutes of Health
Statistical editor, Clinical Infectious Diseases


PHTH 2210 – Foundations of Biostatistics
PHTH 4202 – Principles of Epidemiology
PHTH 5210 – Biostatistics in Public Health
PHTH 6202 – Intermediate Epidemiology
PHTH 6210 – Applied Regression Analysis
PHTH 6800 – Causal Inference in Public Health


PubMed indexed bibliography: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/farzad.noubary.1/bibliography/public/

Google Scholar including citations: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=_Y26nKIAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao