Christine Mauro

Christine Mauro

Christine Mauro

Assistant Professor
Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center


722 West 168th street, Rm. 652
New York NY 10032


Christine Mauro's research interests include the analysis of clinical trials, longitudinal data analysis, statistical learning techniques, and the application of statistics to problems in mental health research. Dr. Mauro is also very interested in understanding how to effectively teach Biostatistics in the health sciences, specifically to a non-mathematically trained audience.



PhD, 2014, Columbia University
MS, 2009, Columbia University
BS, 2008, Fairfield University

Editorial Boards

Deputy Statistical Editor - The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Statistical Editor - The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Honors & Awards

The Sanford Bolton-John Fertig Award in Biostatistics, May 2015
ENAR International Biometric Society Distinguished Student Paper Award, March 2015

Areas of Expertise

Clinical Trials, Longitudinal Studies, Bereavement / Grief, Mental Health, Addiction/Drug Abuse

Select Publications

Mauro CM, Newswanger P, Santaella-Tenorio J, Mauro PM, Carliner H, Martins S. (2017). Impact of Medical Marijuana Laws on State-Level Marijuana Use by Age and Gender, 2004–2013. Prevention Science. 1-10
Mauro C, Shear MK, Reynolds CF, Simon N, Zisook S, Skritskaya N, Wang Y, Lebowitz B, Duan N, First M, Ghesquiere A, Gribbin C, Glickman K. (2017). Performance characteristics and clinical utility of diagnostic criteria proposals in bereaved treatment-seeking patients. Psychological Medicine. 47(4), 608-615 DOI:
Santaella-Tenorio J, Mauro C, Wall M, Kim JH, Cerdà M, Keyes KM, Hasin D, Galea S, Martins SS (2017). Changes in traffic fatalities in the United States after the introduction of medical marijuana laws (1985-2014). American Journal of Public Health. 107 (2), 336-342.
Wall MM, Mauro C, Hasin DS, Keyes KM, Cerda M, Martins SS, Feng T (2016). Prevalence of marijuana use does not differentially increase among youth after states pass medical marijuana laws: Commentary on and reanalysis of US National Survey on Drug Use in Households data 2002–2011. International Journal of Drug Policy 29, 9-13.
Shear MK, Reynolds CF, Simon NM, Zisook S, Wang Y, Mauro C, Duan N, Lebowitz B, Skritskaya N. (2016). Optimizing Treatment of Complicated Grief: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 73 (7), 685-694.
Martins S, Mauro C, Santaella-Tenorio J, Kim JH, Cerda M, Keyes K, Hasin D, Galea S, Wall MM. (2016). State-level medical marijuana laws, marijuana use and perceived availability of marijuana among the general US population. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 169, 26-32.
Kim JH, Santaella-Tenorio J, Mauro C, Wrobel J, Cerdà M, Keyes KM, Hasin D, Martins S, Li G. (2016). State Medical Marijuana Laws and the Prevalence of Opioids Detected Among Fatally Injured Drivers. American Journal of Public Health. 106 (11), 2032-2037.
Bui E, Mauro C, Robinaugh D, Skritskaya N, Wang Y, Gribbin C, Ghesquiere A, Horenstein A, Duan N, Reynolds C, Zisook S, Simon NM, Shear MK. (2015). The Structured Clinical Interview for Complicated Grief: Reliability, Validity, and Exploratory Factor Analysis. Depress Anxiety. 32(7):485092. doi: 10.1002/da.22385.
Shear MK, Wang Y, Skritskaya N, Duan N, Mauro C, Ghesquiere A. (2014). Treatment of Complicated Grief in Elderly Persons: A Randomized Controlled Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 71(11):1287-1295. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.1242.
Wang Y, Chen H, Zeng D, Mauro C, Duan N, Shear MK. (2013). Auxiliary Marker-Assisted Classification in the Absence of Class Identifiers. Journal of the American Statistical Association. 108(502): 553-565.

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