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College of Public Health

Claudia A. Kozinetz

Claudia A. Kozinetz, PhD, MPH 

Professor and Chair
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

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



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
Thesis: "Congenital Malformations and Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus"

B.A. Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA


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


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


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.


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


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

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