A photo of Maurizio Macaluso.

Director, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Biography & Affiliation


Dr. Macaluso has 35 years of research experience in epidemiology and clinical and translational science, and has served as the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on grants and contracts with federal agencies, non-profit organizations and industry receiving over $40M in funding. He served as professor of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and as distinguished consultant and branch chief at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA. He has authored over 220 articles published in peer-reviewed journals, has extensive experience teaching epidemiologic research methods, has advised over 60 graduate students, has mentored ASPH and Preventive Effectiveness Research fellows at CDC, and post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty in multiple institutions. He is associate director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training, serves on the Board of Directors of the American College of Epidemiology and is associate editor of the Annals of Epidemiology.

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics




MD: University of Palermo, Italy, 1979.

Fellowship: Experimental Oncology, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy, 1981.

Residency: Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, University of Palermo, Italy, 1982.

DrPH: Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1991.


Selected Publication

Enhancing the detection of injuries and near-misses among patient care staff in a large pediatric hospital. Macaluso, M; Summerville, LA; Tabangin, ME; Daraiseh, NM. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health. 2018; 44:377-384.

Propensity score analysis for correlated subgroup effects. Liu, S; Liu, C; Nehus, E; Macaluso, M; Lu, B; Kim, M. Statistical Methods in Medical Research. 2020; 29:1067-1080.

Parental Adverse Childhood Experiences and Pediatric Healthcare Use by 2 Years of Age. Eismann, EA; Folger, AT; Stephenson, NB; Brownrigg, ME; Shapiro, RA; Macaluso, M; Gillespie, RJ. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2019; 211:146-151.

Do emissions from landfill fires affect pregnancy outcomes? A retrospective study after arson at a solid waste facility in Sicily. Mazzucco, W; Tavormina, E; Macaluso, M; Marotta, C; Cusimano, R; Alba, D; Costantino, C; Grammauta, R; Cernigliaro, A; Scondotto, S; et al. BMJ Open. 2019; 9:e027912-e027912.

Methods for research evidence synthesis: The scoping review approach. Sucharew, H; Macaluso, M. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2019; 14:416-418.

Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative Improves Care of Neonatal Narcotic Abstinence Syndrome. Walsh, MC; Crowley, M; Wexelblatt, S; Ford, S; Kuhnell, P; Kaplan, HC; McClead, R; Macaluso, M; Lannon, C; Collabora, OP Q. Pediatrics. 2018; 141:e20170900-e20170900.

Parental Adverse Childhood Experiences and Offspring Development at 2 Years of Age. Folger, AT; Eismann, EA; Stephenson, NB; Shapiro, RA; Macaluso, M; Brownrigg, ME; Gillespie, RJ. Pediatrics. 2018; 141:e20172826-e20172826.

Accounting for misclassification bias of binary outcomes due to underscreening: a sensitivity analysis. Zhang, N; Cheng, S; Ambroggio, L; Florin, TA; Macaluso, M. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2017; 17.

A Qualitative Analysis of Adolescent and Caregiver Acceptability of Universally Offered Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Screening in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Reed, JL; Punches, BE; Taylor, RG; Macaluso, M; Alessandrini, EA; Kahn, JA. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2017; 70:787-796.e2.

Prostate-specific antigen concentration in vaginal fluid after exposure to semen. Kulczycki, A; Brill, I; Snead, MC; Macaluso, M. Contraception. 2017; 96:336-343.