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Women’s Health Resource Laboratory (WHRL)

The WHRL providestechnical support, guidance and mentoring in the following areas:

  • Study design
  • Data collection instruments
  • Maintaining and updating study databases
  • Statistical Analysis

WHRL Director: Lydia Bazzano, MD, PhD

(BIRCWH 1 Alumnus) is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Tulane University.  Dr. Bazzano completed her MD at Tulane University School of Medicine and PhD in Epidemiology at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.  Dr. Bazzano is fully committed to fostering the transition of junior faculty to independent research careers and to providing study design and analytic guidance and support for the Scholars.  She has a track record of designing, implementing, and evaluating interventions and CVD risk factors across the lifespan including girls and boys, young adults, and older women and men. Dr. Bazzano's clinical research focuses on cardiovascular disease and its risk factors among men and women, with an emphasis on the role of cardio-metabolic factors, including diet, obesity, lipids and glucose, in the development of vascular disease among men and women, with an emphasis on the role of cardio-metabolic factors, including diet, obesity, lipids and glucose, in the development of vascular disease and its consequences.  Since 2010, Dr. Bazzano has been working with the Bogalusa Heart Study and currently serves as the Chiar of the Bogalusa Heart Study Program Steering Committee and Principal Investigator of NIH/NIA R01AG041200 investigating the role of vascular aging and differences in cognitive and physical performance among men and women in the Bogalusa Heart Study cohort.

Awarded R01: The Role of Vascular Aging in Cognitive and Physical Function


WHRL collaborates closely with the Mary Amelia Women’s Center. The WHRL serves not only as a service laboratory for Women’s Health research at Tulane, but also a nexus of integration of sciences such as epidemiology, biostatistics, economics, and behavioral and basic sciences.

Chung-Shiuan "Carol" Chen, MS works closely with the WHRL Director and the BIRCWH Scholars and Mentors to assist in designing studies, forms and analysis plans, performing sample/size/power calculations and stratification/randomization of studies; statistical programming, data analysis, and report writing.


For more information, contact:

Lydia Bazzano, MD, PhD
WHRL Director
lbazzano@tulane.edu

Chung-Shiuan "Carol Chen, MS
BIRCWH Analyst
cchen1@tulane.edu

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