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Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

College of Public Health

Claudia Kozinetz

Claudia A. Kozinetz

Claudia A. Kozinetz, PhD, MPH 

Professor and Chair
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Contact:
423-439-4449 /
149 Lamb Hall

 


EDUCATION

Ph.D. The University of Texas School of Public Health
Houston, TX
Epidemiology with a minor in Biostatistics
Dissertation: "Female Sexual Maturation and Blood Pressure"

M.P.H. University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Pittsburgh, PA
Epidemiology
Thesis: "Congenital Malformations and Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus"

B.A. Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA
Biology

RESEARCH AREAS AND APPROACHES

Child health and wellbeing; the influence of the environment on population health; epidemiologic methods; transdisciplinary research models

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

School Health Surveys of Cardiovascular Risk Factors: The Woodlands, Texas- Visiting Delegation from the Ministry of Health, People's Republic of China and the World Bank, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas

Child Health and the Walkable Neighborhood: The Epidemiologic Study Design- 45th International Making Cities Livable, True Urbanism: Designing for Social and Physical Health, Portland, Oregon

National Children's Study-Provider Based Sampling Substudy: Prenatal and Birth Cohorts- NCS Federal Advisory Committee Meeting, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

The Epidemiology of Rett Syndrome: Population-based Prevalence- Medical World Congress on Rett Syndrome, Province Hall, Antwerp, Belgium

Children with HIV/AIDS: Development of a Relational Database in Romania- XV International Scientific Meeting, International Epidemiological Association, Florence, Italy

Epidemiology of Child Health in the US- Public Health Grand Rounds, Texas Public Health Training Center, Houston Department of Health and Human Services, Houston, TX

Public and Preventive Health: Are We Asking the Right Questions? - Institute of Public and Preventive Health, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Kozinetz CA, Matusa R, Ruta S, Hacker CS, Cernescu C, Cazacu A. Alternatives
to HIV-RNA and CD4 count to monitor HIV disease progression: A prospective cohort study in Romania. J Med Virol 2005;77:159-163.

Piedra PA, Gaglani MJ, Kozinetz CA, Herschler G, Riggs M, Griffith M, Fewlass C, Watts M, Hessel C, Cordova J, Glezen WP. Herd immunity in adults against influenza-related illnesses with use of the trivalent-live attenuated influenza vaccine (CAIV-T) in children. Vaccine 2005;23:1540-1548.

Kozinetz CA. Matusa R, Hacker CS. Biologic and social determinants of sequelae and long-term survival of pediatric HIV in Romania. Ann Epidemiol 2006;16:593-599.

Boom JA, Nelson CS, Laufman LE, Kohrt AE, Kozinetz CA. Improvement in provider immunization knowledge and behavior following a peer education intervention. Clin Pediatr 2007;46:706-717.

Chacko M.R., Wiemann C.M., Kozinetz C.A., von Sternberg K, Velasquez M.M., Smith P.B., DiClemente R. Efficacy of a Motivational Behavioral Intervention to Promote Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Screening in Young Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Adolesc Health 2010;46:152-61.

Preidis GA, Shapiro CD, Pierre I, Dyer MJ, Kozinetz CA, Grimes RM. An effective, low-cost approach to implementing HIV/AIDS education programs in low literacy populations: An example from rural Haiti. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010;21:430-37.

Glezen WP, Gaglani MJ, Kozinetz CA, Piedra PA. Direct and indirect effectiveness of influenza vaccination delivered to children at school preceding an epidemic caused by 3 new influenza virus variants. J Infectious Disease 2010;202:

Kozinetz CA. Application of epidemiologic principles for optimizing preclinical research study design. Int J Preclinical Pharma Research 2011;2:63-65.
Kelly NR, Fulton J, Kozinetz CA, Harding J. A randomized controlled trial of a video module to increase U.S. Poison Center use by low-income parents. Clin Toxicol 2014:52;54-62.

Buzi RS, Smith PB, Wiemann C, Peskin M, Chacko MR, Kozinetz CA. Project Passport: An integrated approach targeting pregnant teens. J App Research Child: Informing Policy for Children at Risk 2014:5;Art 6.

Middleman AB, Baker CJ, Kozinetz CA, Kamili S, Nguyen C, Hu DJ, Spradling PR. Duration of protection of the infant Hepatitis B vaccination series among U.S. adolescents: Response to a test dose of vaccine. Pediatrics 2014.

FUNDING PORTFOLIO SNAPSHOT

Epidemiology of Rett Syndrome – NICHD/NIH
Training for Clinical Research HIV/AIDS – NIAID/NIH
Study Design and Analysis, Center for AIDS Research – NISID/NIH
Leadership Education in Adolescent Health – MCHB/HRSA
Epidemiology of Pediatric HIV/AIDS – Fogerty/NIH; Pediatric AIDS Foundation
National Children's Study – NICHD/NIH
Control of Epidemic Influenza – Medimmune

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Discussing my day with our Chesapeake Bay Retriever, cooking, wandering through bookstores, driving back roads, taking solace from the ocean

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