Leann Myers    

Leann Myers, PhD
Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal St, Room 2031
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504.504.988.7855
Fax: (504) 988-1706


Research Interests:

Longitudinal data analysis; Monte Carlo methods; categorical data analysis; goodness of fit issues

Professional Achievements:

  • American Statistical Association
  • International Biometric Society (ENAR)
  • Caucus for Women in Statistics
  • Sigma Xi Society for Scientific Research
  • Delta Omega National Public Health Honor Society

Educational Background:

  • PhD, biostatistics, 1995, Tulane University
  • MS, biostatistics, 1993, Tulane University
  • BA, psychology, 1979, Colorado College

Selected Publications:

Martin DH, Zozaya M, Lillis RA, Myers L, Nsuami MJ, Ferris MJ. Unique vaginal microbiota that includes an unknown Mycoplasma-like organism is associated with Trichomonas vaginalis infection. J Infect Dis. 2013 Jun 15;207(12):1922-31. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jit100. Epub 2013 Mar 12.

Scruggs BA, Bowles AC, Zhang X, Semon JA, Kyzar EJ, Myers L, Kalueff AV, Bunnell BA. High-throughput screening of stem cell therapy for globoid cell leukodystrophy using automated neurophenotyping of twitcher mice. Behav Brain Res. 2013 Jan 1;236(1):35-47.

Scheeringa MS, Myers L, Putnam FW, Zeanah CH. Diagnosing PTSD in early childhood: an empirical assessment of four approaches. J Trauma Stress. 2012 Aug;25(4):359-67. doi: 10.1002/jts.21723. Epub 2012 Jul 17.

Desai NR, Myers L, Simeone F. Comparison of 3 different methods used to measure the rapid shallow breathing index. J Crit Care. 2012 Aug;27(4):418.e1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2011.07.070. Epub 2011 Sep 29.

Telomere maintenance genes SIRT1 and XRCC6 impact age-related decline in telomere length but only SIRT1 is associated with human longevity. Kim S, Bi X, Czarny-Ratajczak M, Dai J, Welsh DA, Myers L, Welsch MA, Cherry KE, Arnold J, Poon LW, Jazwinski SM. Biogerontology. 2012 Apr;13(2):119-31.

He J, Wofford MR, Reynolds K, Chen J, Chen CS, Myers L, Myer DL, Elmer PJ, Jones DW, Whelton PK. Effect of dietary protein supplementation on blood pressure: a randomized, controlled trial. Circulation. 2011 Aug 2;124(5):589-95.

Jazwinski SM, Kim S, Dai J, Li L, Bi X, Jiang JC, Arnold J, Batzer MA, Walker JA, Welsh DA, Lefante CM, Volaufova J, Myers L, Su LJ, Hausman DB, Miceli MV, Ravussin E, Poon LW, Cherry, KE, Welsch MA.   (2010).  HRAS1 and LASS1with APOE are associated with human longevity and healthy aging. Aging Cell, 9: 698-708. 

Kissinger P, Mena L, Levison J, Clark RA, Gatski M, Peters Y, Henderson H, Schmidt N, Rosenthal S, Myers  L, Martin DH.  (2010). A randomized treatment trial:  single versus 7 day dose of metronidazole for the treatment of trichomonas vaginalis among HIV-infected women. AIDS, 55:565-571.  

Chiou S-J,  DrPH, Campbell C, Myers L, Culbertson R, Horswell R.  (2010).  Factors influencing inappropriate use of ED visits among type 2 diabetics in an evidence-based management programme.  J Eval Clin Practice,16:1048-1054.  

Butler RA, Rosenzweig S, Myers L, Barrack RL. (2011). The Frank Stinchfield Award: The impact of socioeconomic factors on outcome after THA: A prospective, randomized study. Clin Ortho & Related Res ,469:339-347.  

Sellers K, Black MM, Boris NW, Oberlander S, Myers L.  Adolescent mothers' relationships with their own mothers: impact on parenting outcomes. J Family Psych (in press).  

Sidell M, Myers L. (2010). Analysis of multidimensional profiles with small sample sizes using U-scores. 2010 Proc Am Stat Assn, 5049-5052.

Luchins KR, Baker KC, Gilbert MH, Blanchard JL, Liu DX, Myers L, Bohm RP. Application of the diagnostic evaluation for alopecia in traditional veterinary species to laboratory rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2011 Nov;50(6):926-38.


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