Dr. Shapiro is an epidemiologist and data analyst with extensive experience in study design, manuscript preparation, editing, and grant writing. While completing his master’s degree in public health in the epidemiology department of Boston University School of Public Health, he began working in the department of health policy and management, and he has continued as an adjunct research associate and data analyst at Boston University and Shriners Hospitals for Children. His work in Boston includes research in the fields of epilepsy, burn care, and psychosocial reintegration of burn survivors. Among other scientific roles, he is responsible for the design and maintenance of networked database systems linking self-reported patient data with clinical data extracted from medical charts. Manuscripts based on this work have been published in such high-impact journals as the Journal of Burn Care and Research, Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, and Epilepsy & Behavior.
Dr. Shapiro completed his Ph.D. in public health with a concentration in epidemiology at the University of Montreal, where his doctoral work was focused on perinatal mental health. Drawing on diverse disciplines including obstetrics, psychology and epidemiology, research stemming from this work has been published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Perinatal Medicine, Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Paedeatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. He is currently a postdoctoral associate in the epidemiology department of a major research university in Canada, where his work is focused on perinatal health of Indigenous Canadians, as well as the role of paternal factors in perinatal outcomes.
Dr. Shapiro has served as a peer reviewer for numerous highly-rated journals. As an editor, his work has touched on a broad range of topics including environmental chemical exposures, epidemiology, clinical practice, and even architectural history. In addition to scientific work, Dr. Shapiro is a classical singer and pianist, is fluent in French, and holds certificates in German and Italian language and culture.
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