PRC-Staff-Spotlight

PRC Staff Spotlight

Leann Myers, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and is the biostatistician for the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC).
She has worked on the center's core projects (2014-2019 and 2009-2014 grant cycles) and has an interest in longitudinal data analysis, Monte Carlo methods, categorical data analysis, and goodness of fit issues. Content areas include aging, cardiovascular health and disease, reproductive health and disease, and general clinical research.
Dr. Myers holds two biostatistics degrees from Tulane University (PhD and MS) and a degree in psychology from Colorado College (BA). She moved to New Orleans in 1983 and joined the staff at Tulane in 1992 as a statistician with the Bogalusa Heart Study before being appointed as faculty in 1995 to the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
"I'm not a life-long New Orleans resident, but it's home. That's why I like working at the Tulane PRC; because it's a great opportunity to have a local impact," Myers said.
Dr. Myers has over 160 publications on a variety of medical and public health topics, as well as methodological development. In addition to the PRC, she is part of the Center for Aging and with the LaCATS clinical and translational group.
She is a member of the American Statistical Association, International Biometric Society, Caucus for Women in Statistics, Sigma Xi Society for Scientific Research, and Delta Omega National Public Health Honor Society.
In her spare time, Dr. Myers enjoys running marathons and ultra-marathons. She has run a marathon in every state with 75 races total. She is an advocate for rescue dogs and coastal restoration.

Topics:   community health , obesity , nutrition , physical activity ,

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