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 Larry Webber    

Larry Webber, PhD
Professor
Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal St, Room 2085
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504.504.988.7322
Fax: (504) 988-1706
lwebber@tulane.edu

 



Research Interests:

Obesity, patient compliance, risk reduction behavior, tobacco use cessation, biometry, epidemiologic research design, epidemiologic study characteristics, regression analysis


Professional Achievements:

  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Pi Mu Epsilon
  • Mu Sigma Rho
  • Sigma Xi
  • Delta Omega

Educational Background:

  • PhD, biometry, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1973
  • MPhil, biometry, 1970, Yale University, 1970
  • BS, mathematics, Louisiana State University, 1967

Selected Publications:

Krousel-Wood M, Joyce C, Holt EW, Levitan EB, Dornelles A, Webber LS, Muntner P. Development and Evaluation of a Self-Report Tool to Predict Low Pharmacy Refill Adherence in Elderly Patients with Uncontrolled Hypertension. Pharmacotherapy. 2013 May 3. doi: 10.1002/phar.1275.

Holt E, Joyce C, Dornelles A, Morisky D, Webber LS, Muntner P, Krousel-Wood M. Sex Differences in Barriers to Antihypertensive Medication Adherence: Findings from the Cohort Study of Medication Adherence Among Older Adults.  J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Mar 25. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12171.

Webber LS, Rice JC, Johnson CC, Rose D, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS. Cardiovascular risk factors and physical activity behavior among elementary school personnel: baseline results from the ACTION! worksite wellness program. J Sch Health. 2012 Sep;82(9):410-6.

Webber LS, Rice JC, Johnson CC, Rose D, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS. Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Physical Activity Behavior Among Elementary School Personnel: Baseline Results from the ACTION! Worksite Wellness Program(*).  J Sch Health . 2012 Sep;82(9):410-416.

McKenzie TL, Li D, Derby CA, Webber LS, Luepker RV, Cribb P: Maintenance of effects of the CATCH physical education program: Results from the CATCH-ON study. Health Education and Behavior 30(4):447-462, 2003.

Osganian SK, Hoelscher DN, Zive M, Mitchell PD, Snyder P, Webber LS. Maintenance of effects of the Eat Smart school food service program: results from the CATCH-ON study. Health Education and Behavior 30(4):418-433, 2003.

Dwyer JT, Mitchell P, Cosentino C, Webber L, Seed JM, Hoelscher D, Snyder MP, Stevens M, Nader P. Fat-sugar see-saw in school lunches: impact of a low fat intervention. J Adolesc Health 32(6):428-35, 2003.

Harmon GN, Lefante J, Roy W, Ashby K, Jackson D, Barnard D, Smart A, Webber L. Outpatient medication assistance in a rural setting. Am J Health Sys Pharm 61:603-607, 2004.

Johnson CC, Myers L, Webber LS, Boris NW. Profiles of the adolescent smoker: Models of tobacco use among ninth grade high school students—Acadiana Coalition of Teens against Tobacco (ACTT). Journal of Preventive Medicine 39:551-558, 2004.

Webber LS, Bedimo-Rung AL. The obesity epidemic: incidence and prevalence. J La State Med Soc 156:S3-S11, 2005.

Stevens J, Murray DM, Catellier DJ, Hannan PJ, Lytle LA, Elder JP, Young DR, Simons-Morton DG, Webber LS. Design of the Trial of Activity in Adolescent Girls (TAAG). Contr Clin Trials 26:223-33, 2005.

Cruickshank JK, Mzayek F, Liu L, Kieltyka L, Sherwin R, Webber LS, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS. Origins of the "black/white" difference in blood pressure: roles of birth weight, postnatal growth, early blood pressure, and adolescent body size: the Bogalusa Heart Study. Circulation 111:1932-7, 2005.

Lefante JJ, Harmon GN, Ashby KM, Barnard D, Webber LS. 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.

Lefante JJ, Harmon GN, Roy W, Fontenot S, Brown K, Webber LS. The effect of medication reviews in a rural community pharmacy assistance program—The CMAP Program. Journal of Pharmacy Practice 18:486-92, 2005.

Lutsey PL, Steffen LM, Feldman HA, Hoelscher DH, Webber LS, Luekpker RV, Lytle LA, Zive M, Osganian SK. Serum homocysgteine is related to food intake in adolescents: the Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health. Am J Clin Nutr 83(6):1380-6, 2006.

McKenzie TL, Catellier DJ, Conway T, Lytle LA, Grieser M, Webber LS, Pratt CA, Elder JP. Girls' activity levels and lesson contexts in middle school PE: TAAG Baseline. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 38(7), 1229-1235, 2006.

Elder JP, Lytle L, Sallis JF Jr, Young DR, Steckler A, Simons-Morton-D, Stone E, Jobe JB, Stevens J, Lohman T, Webber L, Pate R, Ribisl K. A description of the social-ecological framework used in the Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls (TAAG). Health Education Research 22(2):155-65, 2006.

Pate RR, Stevens J, Pratt C, Sallis J, Schmitz KH, Webber LS, Welk G, Young DR. Objectively measured physical activity in 6th grade girls. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 160(12):1262-8, 2006.

Reaves L, Steffen LM, Dwyer JT, Lytle LA, Feldman HA, Hoelscher DH, Webber LS, Zive M, Osganian SK. Vitamin supplement intake is related to dietary intake and physical activity: The Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH). J Am Diet Assoc 106(12):2018-23, 2006.

Barr-Anderson DJ, Young DR, Sallis JF, Newmark-Sztainer D, Gittelsohn J, Webber L, Saunders R, Cohen S, Jobe JB. Structured physical activity and psychosocial correlates in middle school girls. Preventive Medicine 44(5):404-9, 2007.

Alper AB, Yi Y, Webber LS, Pridjian G, Mumuney AA, Saade G, Morgan J, Nuwayhid B, Belfort M, Puschett J. Estimation of glomerular filtration rate in preeclamptic patients. Am J Perinatol 24(10):569-574, 2007.

Treuth MS, Catellier DJ, Schmitz K, Pate RR, Elder JP, McMurray RG, Blew RM, Yang S, Webber L. Weekend and weekday patterns of physical activity in overweight and normal weight adolescent girls. Obesity 15(7):1782-8, 2007.

Farley T, Meriwether R, Baker ET, Watkins LT, Johnson CC, Webber LS. Safe play spaces to promote physical activity in inner-city children: results from a pilot study of an environmental intervention. Am J of Public Health 97(9):1625-1631, 2007.

Webber LS, Johnson CC, Rose D, Rice JC. Development of "ACTION!" Wellness program for elementary school personnel. Obesity 15: 48S-56S, 2007.

Elder JP, Lytle L, Sallis JF, Young DR, Steckler A, Simon-Morton D, Stone E, Jobe JB, Stevens J, Lohman T, Webber L, Pate R, Saksvig BI, Ribisl K. A description of the social-ecological framework used in the Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls (TAAG). Health Educ Res 22(2):155-65, 2007.

Krousel-Wood MA, Berger L, Jiang X, Blonde L, Myers L, Webber L. Does home-based exercise improve risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes? Results of a feasibility trial. Diabetes Res Clin Pract 79(2):230-6, 2008.

Webber LS, Catellier DJ, Lytle LA, Murray DM, Pratt CA, Young DR, Elder JP, Lohman TG, Stevens J, Jobe JB, Pate RR for the TAAG Collaborative Research Group. Promoting Physical Activity in Middle-School Girls: Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls. Am J Prev Med 34(3):173-184, 2008.

Pfeiffer KA, Dowda M, Schmitz KH, Going S, Ward D, Pate RR, Neumark-Sztainer D, Sirard J, Webber LS. Contribution of light physical activity to total daily physical activity in adolescent girls: 937: May 30 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2008 May.

Farley TA, Meriwether R, Baker ET, Rice JC, Webber LS. Where do the children play? The influence of playground equipment on physical activity of children in free play. J Phys Act Health 5(2):319-31, 2008.

Boris NW, Johnson CC, Huang S, Myers L, Andrew K, Webber LS. Targeting school tobacco policy: lessons from the Acadiana Coalition of Teens against Tobacco (ACTT). Health Promot Pract Mar 26; [Epub ahead of print], 2008

Lohman, TG, Ring K, Pfeiffer K, Camhi S, Arredondo E, Pratt C, Pate R, Webber LS. Relationships among fitness, body composition and physical activity. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 40(6):1163-1170, 2008.

Islam T, Muntner P, Webber LS, Morisky DE, Krousel-Wood MA. Cohort study of medication adherence in older adults (CoSMO): extended effects of Hurricane Katrina on medication adherence among older adults. Am J Med Sci. 2008 Aug;336(2):105-10.

Taber DR, Stevens J, Murray DM, Elder JP, Webber LS, Jobe JB, Lytle LA. The effect of a physical activity intervention on bias in self-reported activity. Ann Epidemiol. 2009 Feb 18. [ahead of print]

Krousel-Wood MA, Muntner P, Islam T, Morisky DE, Webber LS. Barriers to and Determinants of Medication Adherence in Hypertension Management: Perspective of the Cohort Study of Medication Adherence Among Older Adults. Med Clin North Am. 2009 May;93(3):753-769.

Johnson CC, Myers L, Webber LS, Boris NW, He H, Brewer D. A school-based environmental intervention to reduce smoking among high school students: the Acadiana Coalition of Teens against Tobacco (ACTT). Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2009 Apr;6(4):1298-316.

Johnson CC, Webber LS, Myers L, Boris NW, Berenson GS. Co-use of alcohol and tobacco among ninth-graders in Louisiana. Prev Chronic Dis. 2009 Jul;6(3):A85. Epub 2009 Jun 15.

Boris NW, Johnson CC, Huang S, Myers L, Andrew K, Webber LS. Targeting school tobacco policy: lessons from the Acadiana Coalition of Teens Against Tobacco (ACTT). Health Promot Pract. 2009 Oct;10(4):549-56.

Johnson CC, Lai YL, Rice J, Rose D, Webber LS. ACTION live: using process evaluation to describe implementation of a worksite wellness program. J Occup Environ Med. 2010 Jan;52 Suppl 1:S14-21.

Krousel-Wood, Joyce C, Holt E, Muntner P, Webber LS, Morisky DE, Frohlich ED, Re RN. Predictors of Decline in Medication Adherence: Results from the Cohort Study of Medication Adherence Among Older Adults. Hypertension. 2011 Oct 3. [Epub ahead of print]

Alper AB, Yi Y, Rahman M, Webber LS, Magee L, von Dadelszen P, Pridjian G, Aina-Mumuney A, Saade G, Morgan J, Nuwayhid B, Belfort M, Puschett J. Performance of estimated glomerular filtration rate prediction  equations in preeclamptic patients. Am J Perinatol. 2011 Jun; 28(6): 425-30.

Han H, Leblanc MM, Martin CK, Newton R Jr, Sothern M, Webber LS, Davis AB, Williamson DA. Adiposity and Physical Activity Are Not Related to Academic Achievement in School-Aged Children. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2012 May 21. [Epub ahead of print].


Personal Statement:

My research interests are in cardiovascular risk factors and risk behaviors for children and adolescents. In this regard, I am interested in describing the prevalence and incidence in various populations, in identifying correlates of these risk factors and risk behaviors, and in studying the trends over time (tracking) of these factors. I am also interested in population interventions related to healthy eating and exercise behaviors. This has led to developing research designs that are relevant for behavioral interventions, particularly group-randomized designs. I am also interested in developing the capacity for a data-coordinating center for multi-site studies here at Tulane.

 

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