Clinical Recruitment



New Orleans site:

11th floor
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Tulane University
1440 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-988-1016


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 Lanjuan Zhao, PhD, (Director)

  New Orleans site:

  • Research Staff: Jiaqiang Zhu
  • Research Staff: Rebecca Chaiban
  • Research Staff: Li Wu
  • Research Staff: Gunita Matharoo
  • Research Staff: Weifeng Deng

 Major Equipment and Facilities:

  • Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) machine - Hologic Discovery A System
  • Phlebotomy
  • Muscle strength measurement

Participants Needed for the following project:

  Louisiana Osteoporosis Study

1) Recruitment Aim:  To recruit ~20,000 human subjects in New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas. To build a large sample pool for clinical, genetic epidemiology, functional genomic, epigenomics, and proteomics studies of osteoporosis and related health problems.

              2) Inclusion criteria:

    • Caucasians of European origin, African Americans, Latinos, or Asians;
    • Be ≥ 18 years of age;
    • Be willing to participate in the study and attend exam for bone densitometry, muscle strength measurements and blood draw (20ml). 

              3) Compensation: $25 (gift card) for a one-time visit


Make Your Appointment:

To schedule an appointment at the New Orleans clinic:Please call (504) 988-1016.

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call at least one day in advance so that we may offer that appointment time to another volunteer.

Important Things to Know:

  • Please bring your picture identification.
  • Please withhold any vitamins and supplements the day before and the day of appointment.
  • Please wear non-metal DEXA scan friendly clothing for the bone scan.


Department of Biostatistics, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2001, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-988-5164