Staff Profile

Sarah Fletcher Mercaldo, PhD

Co-chair, Statistics
Instructor in Radiology/Statistics, Harvard Medical School
Statistician in the Department of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Mercaldo received a BA in Mathematics from Colorado College and a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from Vanderbilt University. She is a Statistician in the Department of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Instructor of Radiology and Statistics at Harvard Medical School. Her research interests include improving the accuracy prediction models when dealing with missing data, and improving the robustness and reproducibility of large-scale inferential procedures, especially those commonly encountered in genetic studies.

Selected Publications

Anderson, Mark A; Mercaldo, Sarah; Cao, Jinjin; Mroueh, Nayla; Furtado, Felipe S; Cochran, Rory L; Chung, Ryan; Goiffon, Reece J; Sertic, Madeleine; Pierce, Theodore T; Kilcoyne, Aoife; Mojtahed, Amirkasra; Shenoy-Bhangle, Anuradha S; Catalano, Onofrio A; Kambadakone, Avinash

Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound Consensus Conference Recommendations for Incidental Gallbladder Polyp Management: Interreader Agreement Among Ten Radiologists Journal Article

In: AJR Am J Roentgenol, 2024, ISSN: 1546-3141.

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Anderson, Mark A; Mercaldo, Sarah; Chung, Ryan; Ulrich, Ethan; Jones, Randall W; Harisinghani, Mukesh

Improving Prostate Cancer Detection With MRI: A Multi-Reader, Multi-Case Study Using Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) Journal Article

In: Acad Radiol, vol. 30, iss. 7, pp. 1340-1349, 2023, ISSN: 1878-4046.

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Chou, Shinn-Huey S; Baikpour, Masoud; Zhang, Wei; Mercaldo, Sarah Fletcher; Lehman, Constance D; Samir, Anthony E

Shear-Wave Elastography of the Breast: Impact of Technical Image Quality Parameters on Diagnostic Accuracy. Journal Article

In: AJR. American journal of roentgenology, vol. 216, pp. 1205–1215, 2021, ISSN: 1546-3141, ().

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Bahl, Manisha; Mercaldo, Sarah Fletcher; Dang, Pragya A.; McCarthy, Anne Marie; Lowry, Kathryn; Lehman, Constance D.

Breast Cancer Screening with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: Are Initial Benefits Sustained? Journal Article

In: Radiology, pp. 191030, 2020, ISSN: 1527-1315, ().

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Mercaldo, Sarah Fletcher; Blume, Jeffrey D

Missing data and prediction: the pattern submodel. Journal Article

In: Biostatistics (Oxford, England), vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 236-252, 2020, ISSN: 1468-4357, ().

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Bahl, Manisha; Pinnamaneni, Niveditha; Mercaldo, Sarah Fletcher; McCarthy, Anne Marie; Lehman, Constance D

Digital 2D versus Tomosynthesis Screening Mammography among Women Aged 65 and Older in the United States. Journal Article

In: Radiology, vol. 291, pp. 582–590, 2019, ISSN: 1527-1315, ().

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Ackman, Jeanne B; Nitiwarangkul, Chayanin; Mercaldo, Sarah Fletcher

Extent of Intraprotocol and Intersite Variability of Thoracic Magnetic Resonance Acquisition Times at a Large Quaternary Institution: MR Technologist Insights as to Its Causes. Journal Article

In: Journal of thoracic imaging, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 356-361, 2019, ISSN: 1536-0237, ().

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Weaver, Davis; Lietz, Anna; Mercaldo, Sarah Fletcher; Peters, Mary Linton B.; Hur, Chin; Kong, Chung Yin; Wolpin, Brian M; Megibow, Alec J; Berland, Lincoln L; Knudsen, Amy; Pandharipande, Pari

Testing for Verification Bias in Reported Malignancy Risks for Side-Branch Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms: A Simulation Modeling Approach. Journal Article

In: AJR. American journal of roentgenology, vol. 212, no. 3, pp. 596-601, 2019, ISSN: 1546-3141.

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Chen, Qiushi; Larochelle, Marc R.; Weaver, Davis; Lietz, Anna; Mueller, Peter P.; Mercaldo, Sarah Fletcher; Wakeman, Sarah E.; Freedberg, Kenneth A.; Raphel, Tiana; Knudsen, Amy; Pandharipande, Pari; Chhatwal, Jagpreet

Prevention of Prescription Opioid Misuse and Projected Overdose Deaths in the United States Journal Article

In: JAMA Network Open, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. e187621-e187621, 2019, ISSN: 2574-3805, ().

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Hill, B; Mercaldo, Sarah Fletcher; Blume, J; Adam, R; Ward, R

Volume at First Leak Is Associated With Sling Failure Among Women With Stress Urinary Incontinence. Journal Article

In: Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery, pp. 1, 2018, ().

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