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 John Lefante    

John Lefante, PhD
Professor
Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2001
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-5164
Fax: (504) 988-1706
lefante@tulane.edu

 



Research Interests:

Statistical data interpretation, sample size, lung disease, air pollutants, occupational and program evaluation, health care quality, access, and evaluation


Professional Achievements:

  • 1976 Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics Award
  • 1992 Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 1993 Delta-Omega National Public Health Honor Society
  • 1994 Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 1997 Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of Health Systems Management: Masters of Medical Management Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2001 Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2002 Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of Health Systems Management: Executive Masters of Health Administration Excellence in Teaching Award.
  • 2004 Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2004 Finalist- Tulane Senior Vice Presidents' Teaching Scholar Award
  • 2005 Finalist- Tulane Senior Vice Presidents' Teaching Scholar Award

Educational Background:

  • PhD, biostatistics, University of Alabama in Birmingham, Birmingham, 1981
  • MS, mathematics, University of New Orleans, LA, 1976
  • BS, math education, University of New Orleans, LA, 1974

Publications:

 

Rando RJ, Lefante JJ, Freyder LM, Jones RN. Respiratory health effects associated with restoration work in post-hurricane Katrina new orleans.J Environ Public Health. 2012;2012:462478

Wasilevich EA, Rabito F, Lefante J, Johnson E. Short-term outdoor temperature change and emergency department visits for asthma among children: a case-crossover study. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Oct 1;176 Suppl 7:S123-30.

Lefante JJ, Shah AK. Robustness Properties of Lognormal Confidence Intervals for Lognormal and Gamma Distributed Data. Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods, 31(11), 1939-1957, 2002.

Glindmeyer H, Lefante J, Freyder L, Friedman M, Weill H, Jones R.  Relationship of asthma to irritant gas exposures in pulp and paper mills. Respiratory Medicine, 97(5) 541-548, 2003.

Khader Y, Rice J, Lefante J, Abueita O. Oral contraceptives use and the risk of myocardial infarction: a meta analysis. Contraception, 68 (1), 11-17, 2003.

Vupputuri S, Batuman V, Muntner P, Bazzano L, Lefante J, Whelton, P, He J. Effect of blood pressure on early decline in kidney function among hypertensive men. Hypertension, 42 (6) , 1144-1149, 2003.

Vupputuri S, Batuman V, Muntner P, Bazzano L, Lefante J, Whelton P,. He J. The risk of mild kidney function decline associated with illicit drug use among hypertensive men. Am J Kidney Diseases;43(4):629-635, 2004

Harmon G, Lefante J,  Roy W, Ashby K, Jackson D, Barnard D, Smart A, Webber L. Outpatient medication assistance program in a rural setting. Am J Health Syst Pharm, Mar 15;61 (6), 603-607,  2004.

Glindmeyer H, Lefante J, Rando, R, Freyder L, Hznido, E, Jones R.  Spray-painting and chronic airways obstruction. Am J Ind Med. 46:104-111, 2004.

Lefante J,  Harmon G Roy W, Ashby K, Barnard D, Webber L. Use of the SF-8 to Assess Health Related Quality of Life for a Chronically Ill, Low Income Population Participating in the Central Louisiana Medication Access Program (CMAP) Quality of Life Research, 14:665-673, 2005

Hnizdo E, Yu L, Freyder L, Aiifield M, Lefante J, Glindmeyer H. The precision of longitudinal lung function measurements- monitoring and interpretation.Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 62(10):695-701, 2005. 

 Lefante J, Harmon G, Roy W, Fontenot S, Brown K, Webber L. The effect of medication reviews in a rural community pharmacy assistance program-the CMAP program. Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 18:486-492, 2005.

Harmon G, Lefante J, Krousel-Wood M. Overcoming barriers: the role of providers in improving patient adherence to antihypertensive medications. Current Opinion in Cardiology. 21(4):310-315, 2006.

Naessens J, Culbertson R, Lefante J, Campbell C. When should a multicampus hospital be considered a single entity for public health reporting on patient safety issues? Quality Management in Health Care. 16 (2) : 153-165, 2007

Glindmeyer H, Rando R, Lefante J, Freyder L, Brisolara J, Jones R. Longitudinal respiratory health study of the wood processing industry., American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 51 (8) 595-609, 2008

Naessens J, Campbell C, Huddleston J, Berg B, Lefante J, Williams A, Culbertson R.A comparison of hospital adverse events identifies by three widely used detection methods. International Journal for Quality in Health Care 2009 21: 301-307

Wu Q, Magnus J, Rice J, Lefante J. Does Using Lower Limit of Normal Normative Values Enhance the Ability of a Single Bone Mineral Density Measure to Predict Fractures? Osteoporosis International. DOI 10.1007/s00198-009-1160-2, 2010

Weill D, Dhillon G, Freyder L, Lefante J, Glindmeyer H. Lung Function, Radiologic Change and Exposure: Analysis of ATSDR Data from Libby. European Respiratory Journal. In Press, 2011.

 

Personal Statement:

I have over thirty years experience collaborating on a variety of research studies including data maintenance and analyses for long-term studies of health effects of workers in a variety of industries. I was principal investigator on a five year grant through the Rapides Foundation that provided an evaluation of the level of success and ongoing progress of a community based pharmaceutical care program for residents of Central Louisiana and I was also principle investigators on a National Science Foundation collaborative proposal to determine social measures of the Katrina aftermath. I serve as a consultant with numerous investigators in both the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and in the Tulane School of Medicine on a variety of statistical issues. 

 

Level of Instruction:

graduate  

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Department of Biostatistics, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2001, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-988-5164 kbranley@tulane.edu