Felicia Rabito, PhD
Department of Epidemiology
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, SL 18
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-3479
Fax: (504) 988-1568
Environmental epidemiology; asthma and allergies; intervention studies; childhood lead poisoning
- PhD, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
- MPH, Tulane University
- BA, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
- 2009 National Lead and Antioxidant Expert Panel; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- 2007 National Healthy Homes Expert Panel; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Healthy Housing
- 2007 Award for Promise in Research Commending Outstanding Progress in Competitive Research Awards for the year 2005-2006.
- 2007 Award for Leadership in Research Commending Outstanding Achievement in New Competitive Research Awards for the year 2005-2006.
- 2005-2006, Tulane Unviersity Health Sciences Center and its Board of Governors.
- 2007 Award for Promise in Research Commending Outstanding Progress in Competitive Research Awards for the year
- 2005-2006, Tulane University Health Sciences Center and its Board of Governors.
- 2004 Award for Outstanding Achievement and Commitment to Excellence in Competitive Research Awards for the year 2003-2004. Tulane University Health Sciences Center and its Board of Governors.
- 2004 Selected as one of the "Women of the Year," City Business Magazine.
- 2003 Linkage Award Winner (Third Place). Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice. New Orleans Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Study, awarded by ASTHO-NACCHO.
View Dr. Rabito's publications at her NCBI profile page.
Dr. Rabito’s research interests include residential-based hazards and children’s health and focus primarily on respiratory effects of exposure to allergens. Her general area of expertise is environmental and social epidemiology, survey design and methodology, the design of innovative health surveillance programs and conduct of community-based randomized intervention trials. Her research areas include lead poisoning, pediatric asthma, childhood obesity, exposure assessment and spatial analysis. Dr. Rabito is currently Principal Investigator of the New Orleans Healthy Homes Initiative, a pediatric asthma intervention study, is the epidemiologist for the Tulane Center for Excellence in Public Health Tracking project. She is currently investigating the relation between demolition activities and children’s lead levels in St. Louis City, the relation between lead levels and developmental disabilities in children and bone lead levels in dialysis patients. Dr. Rabito teaches a course in intermediate epidemiologic methods.
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