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 Jeanette Gustat    

Jeanette Gustat, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2000
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-1029
Fax: (504) 988-1568
gustat@tulane.edu

 



Research Interests:

Cardiovascular disease epidemiology; cognitive function; environmental determinants of physical activity, obesity and health

 

Educational Background:

  • PhD, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • MPH, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • BA, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana

Professional Achievements:

  • 1998-present American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention
  • 1998-present American Heart Association Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism
  • 2002 Peer Review Panel Member, CVD section, PA Department of Health, Oak Ridge Institute Science and Education, awarding grants up to $5,000,000
  • 2002-2005 Frequent Reviewer, Annals of Epidemiology
  • 2004 Reviewer, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
  • 2005 Reviewer, Preventive Medicine
  • 2006 Abstract Reviewer, CDC's 2006 National Health Promotion Conference
  • 2006 Participant, Physical Activity and Policy Research Network
  • 2007-present Safe Routes to School statewide advisory board
  • 2007-present Safe Routes to School statewide network
  • 2008 Peer Review Panel Member, CDC Special Emphasis Panel CD08-001 "Elimination of Health Disparities through Translation Research"
  • 2009 Grant Reviewer, RWJF, Active Living Research Program, CFP Round 9
  • 2010 Grant Reviewer, RWJF, Active Living Research Program, Rapid Response Grant
  • 2010 Reviewers, Penn. Final Performance Review, 09-10 Cycle B, Oak Ridge Associated  
  • 1995 Department of biostatistics and epidemiology scholarship, Tulane University
  • 2000, 2001, 2002 Young Faculty Research Award, Southern Regional Meetings, American Federation for Medical Research/ Southern Society for Clinical Investigation
  • 2003 Election to Delta Omega, Eta Chapter

 

Selected Publications:

Gustat J, Healy I, Litt J, Reed H, Tabak RG, Goins KV, Bornstein D, Carnoske C, Lyn R, Eyler AA. Lessons in promoting active living: the collaborative perspective. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2013 May-Jun;19(3 Suppl 1):S58-64.

Parker KM, Rice J, Gustat J, Ruley J, Spriggs A, Johnson C. Effect of Bike Lane Infrastructure Improvements on Ridership in One New Orleans Neighborhood. Ann Behav Med. 2013 Jan 19.

Gustat J, Rice J, Parker KM, Becker AB, Farley TA. Effect of changes to the neighborhood built environment on physical activity in a low-income African American neighborhood. Prev Chronic Dis. 2012 Feb;9:E57. Epub 2012 Feb 16.

Gustat J, Elkasabany A, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS. Relation of Abdominal Height (Sagittal Diameter) to Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Young Adults - The Bogalusa Heart Study. Am J Epidemiol 2000;151 (9):885-91.

Gustat J, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS. Relation of Self-Rated Measures of Physical Activity to Multiple Risk Factors of Insulin Resistance Syndrome in Young Adults: The Bogalusa Heart Study. J Clin Epi. 2002; 55(10): 997-1006.

Ellsworth DL, Coady SA, Chen W, Srinivasan SR, Elkasabany A, Gustat J, Boerwinkle E, Berenson GS: Influence of ß2-adrenergic receptor Arg16Gly polymorphism on longitudinal changes in obesity from childhood through young adulthood in a biracial cohort: the Bogalusa Heart Study. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2002; 26(7):928-37.

Bhuiyan A, Gustat J, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS. Differences in body image perception among black and white young adults from a semi-rural population: The Bogalusa Heart Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2003; 158 (8):792-797.

Gustat J, Seltzer B, Rice J, Vasterling JJ, Berenson GS. Cognitive Functioning and Cardiovascular Risk: The Bogalusa Heart Study. J Invest Med. 2005; 53:S1.

Bedimo-Rung AL, Gustat J, Tompkins B, Rice J, Thompson J. Development of a direct observation instrument to measure environmental characteristics of parks for physical activity. (Invited submission) J Phys Act Health, 2006; 3:S176-S189.

Kabir AA, Whelton PK, Khan MM, Gustat J, Chen W. Effect of Symptoms of Depression and Obesity on Hypertension: The Bogalusa Heart Study. Am J Hyptens, 2006; 19:639-645.

Bedimo-Rung AL, Thompson J, Mowen AJ, Gustat J, Tompkins B, Strikmiller PK, Southern M. The condition of neighborhood parks following hurricane Katrina. (in press) J Phys Act Health.

Faramawi, MF, Gustat J, Wildman R, Rice J, Johnson E, Sherwin R. The relationship between depressive symptoms and common carotid artery atherosclerosis in American persons =65 years of age. (in press) Am J Cardiol; 2007, June.

Faramawi, MF, Gustat J, Wildman R, Rice J, Johnson E, Sherwin R. The association between depressive symptoms and heart rate corrected QT interval (QTc) in American people = 65 years : a cross-sectional analysis (manuscript under review at European Heart Journal)

Gustat J, Seltzer B, Rice J, Vasterling JJ, Berenson GS. Cognitive function in young to middle aged individuals: The Bogalusa Heart Study. (manuscript in preparation)

Hanisch R, Gustat J, Hagensee ME, Baena A, Salazar JE, Castro MV, Gaviria AM, Snchez GI. Knowledge of Pap screening and human papillomavirus among women attending clinics in Medelln, Colombia. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2008 Sep-Oct;18(5):1020-6. Epub 2007 Nov 16.

Rung AL, Broyles ST, Mowen AJ, Gustat J, Sothern MS. Escaping to and being active in neighbourhood parks: park use in a post-disaster setting. Disasters. 2010 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Parker KM, Gustat J, Rice JC. Installation of bicycle lanes and increased ridership in an urban, mixed-income setting in new orleans, louisiana. J Phys Act Health. 2011 Jan;8 Suppl 1:S98-S102.

Gustat J, Rice J, Parker KM, Becker AB, Farley TA. Effect of changes to the neighborhood built environment on physical activity in a low-income african american neighborhood. Prev Chronic Dis. 2012 Feb; 9:E57. Epub 2012 Feb 16.

 

Personal Statement:

My interests include cardiovascular disease epidemiology, specifically risk factors for disease such as physical inactivity, obesity, anger, hostility and cognitive function. Before the hurricane, I was working on a project doing cognitive function screenings in the Bogalusa Heart Study population. I hope to continue with that this year. I am also interested in environmental determinants of health including aspects of our surrounding environment that contribute to inactivity and obesity. I am currently working on projects investigating how parks, playgrounds and neighborhood environments influence physical activity. Additionally, I am working to develop a tool that clinicians can use to help assess physical activity levels of their patients. As an instructor of several courses in the department, I am also interested in epidemiologic methods, survey research methods and ethics of epidemiology.
 

Level of Instruction:

graduate

 

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Department of Epidemiology, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2000, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-988-6809 tcarter1@tulane.edu