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Associate Professor

Public Health Sciences

Lara Dugas
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  • Lara Dugas, PhD, MPH, FTOS received her doctorate in Exercise Physiology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 2004. In 2007 she joined Loyola University Chicago (LUC) as a research associate, utilizing her training in the measurement of human metabolism, including whole body energy expenditure, diet and physical activity monitoring. In 2011, she completed her MS in Clinical Research Methods and in 2013 she obtained her MPH in Epidemiology. In 2016 she was named LUC Stritch School of Medicine Junior Scientist of the year, and in the same year became a fellow of The Obesity Society. She is also the LUC Cardiovascular Research Institute Division Director for the Public Health Sciences Division. As the project coordinator (2009-2014) on a large five country study investigating the effects of diet and physical activity in populations of African origin, she became interested in the role of intermediary metabolites, including metabolite profiles and short chain fatty acids derived from the gut microbiota, and chronic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, in these diverse populations of African origin. Her first NIH-funded study is titled: Gut microbiota, short chain fatty acids, and adiposity across the epidemiologic transition (2017-2022). This international study will build upon her previous work and explore the role of gut microbiome, its metabolites, and their relationship to adiposity and chronic disease risk in adults of African origin. Her newly funded R01 is building on her gut microbiota work, exploring the role of sleep disruption and the impact on the gut microbiota and cardiometabolic risk outcomes. Dr Dugas was one of the founding members of the LUC Sports Medicine Epidemiology research group, focused on understanding the role of early sports specialization on the risk for sports injuries in adolescent athletes. The work from this group has received both national and international attention for setting guidelines for the prevention of injuries among children and adolescents who specialize at a young age.


    Education
    • Loyola University Chicago, Masters             
    • Loyola University Chicago, Masters             
    • University of Cape Town, Bachelors           
    • University of Cape Town, Bachelors           
    • University of Cape Town, Ph.D.               

    What prompted you to pursue your field?

    Initially, I was taught that differences in the prevalence of obesity, hypertension and type 2 diabetes between black and white populations were as a result of physiological and genetic differences. However, after meeting Dr. Richard Cooper, and Dr. Amy Luke, and they incredibly insightful work exploring ecological differences between populations of African-origin, and the social determinants of health, I knew I had to change the way I thought about obesity and its co-morbidity's.

    What's it like to teach at Parkinson?

    Teaching in Parkinson provides a very holistic and grounded experience. Parkinson prides itself on its multi-disciplinary and diverse teaching faculty, all of whom I have found to be highly collaborative and excited to share pedagogy across disciplines, and move away from a previous silo approach.

    What does your department's focus mean to you?

    Public Health means exploring the social determinants of health, and understanding how ones lived experience impacts their health outcomes.

    Why is this area of study important at this point in time?

    Right now, the intersection between health outcomes, and the social determinants of health couldn't be more important. Not only because we are living through a once in a life time global epidemic, but because those most affected by the epidemic are those without access to regular health care, or who have a greater burden of disease.

    What would you tell a student about why your field is exciting/important/the potential impact s/he could make?

    At no other time in the last 100 years, has the understanding of the social determinants of health been more important to population health.

    What "called" you to/attracted you to Loyola?

    Loyola is founded in social justice and health equity. From top to bottom, Loyola leadership and faculty embody this defining spirit, and I am proud to call myself a Rambler.

    Publications

    • Childhood Daily Energy Expenditure Does Not Decrease with Market Integration and Is Not Related to Adiposity in Amazonia. Urlacher, SS; Snodgrass, JJ; Dugas, LR; Madimenos, FC; Sugiyama, LS; Liebert, MA; Joyce, CJ; Terán, E; Pontzer, H The Journal of nutrition 2021
    • Evolution of water conservation in humans. Pontzer, H; Brown, MH; Wood, BM; Raichlen, DA; Mabulla, AZP; Harris, JA; Dunsworth, H; Hare, B; Walker, K; Luke, A; Dugas, LR; Schoeller, D; Plange-Rhule, J; Bovet, P; Forrester, TE; Thompson, ME; Shumaker, RW; Rothman, JM; Vogel, E; Sulistyo, F; Alavi, S; Prasetyo, D; Urlacher, SS; Ross, SR Current biology : CB 2021
    • A standard calculation methodology for human doubly labeled water studies. Speakman, JR; Yamada, Y; Sagayama, H; Berman, ESF; Ainslie, PN; Andersen, LF; Anderson, LJ; Arab, L; Baddou, I; Bedu-Addo, K; Blaak, EE; Blanc, S; Bonomi, AG; Bouten, CVC; Bovet, P; Buchowski, MS; Butte, NF; Camps, SGJA; Close, GL; Cooper, JA; Creasy, SA; Das, SK; Cooper, R; Dugas, LR; Ebbeling, CB; Ekelund, U; Entringer, S; Forrester, T; Fudge, BW; Goris, AH; Gurven, M; Hambly, C; El Hamdouchi, A; Hoos, MB; Hu, S; Joonas, N; Joosen, AM; Katzmarzyk, P; Kempen, KP; Kimura, M; Kraus, WE; Kushner, RF; Lambert, EV; Leonard, WR; Lessan, N; Ludwig, DS; Martin, CK; Medin, AC; Meijer, EP; Morehen, JC; Morton, JP; Neuhouser, ML; Nicklas, TA; Ojiambo, RM; Pietiläinen, KH; Pitsiladis, YP; Plange-Rhule, J; Plasqui, G; Prentice, RL; Rabinovich, RA; Racette, SB; Raichlen, DA; Ravussin, E; Reynolds, RM; Roberts, SB; Schuit, AJ; Sjödin, AM; Stice, E; Urlacher, SS; Valenti, G; Van Etten, LM; Van Mil, EA; Wells, JCK; Wilson, G; Wood, BM; Yanovski, J; Yoshida, T; Zhang, X; Murphy-Alford, AJ; Loechl, CU; Melanson, EL; Luke, AH; Pontzer, H; Rood, J; Schoeller, DA; Westerterp, KR; Wong, WW Cell reports. Medicine 2021 ;2(2)
    • Transcriptome prediction performance across machine learning models and diverse ancestries. Okoro, PC; Schubert, R; Guo, X; Johnson, WC; Rotter, JI; Hoeschele, I; Liu, Y; Im, HK; Luke, A; Dugas, LR; Wheeler, HE HGG advances 2021 ;2(2)
    • Predictors of HbA1c among Adipocytokine Biomarkers in African-American Men with Varied Glucose Tolerance. Barengolts, E; Akbar, A; Layden, BT; Eisenberg, Y; Priyadarshini, M; Borgia, JA; Fhied, CL; Salim, M; Dugas, LR Biomedicines 2020 ;8(11)
    • Fecal transplantation and butyrate improve neuropathic pain, modify immune cell profile, and gene expression in the PNS of obese mice. Bonomo, RR; Cook, TM; Gavini, CK; White, CR; Jones, JR; Bovo, E; Zima, AV; Brown, IA; Dugas, LR; Zakharian, E; Aubert, G; Alonzo, F; Calcutt, NA; Mansuy-Aubert, V Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2020
    • Outcomes of physical therapy in patients with temporomandibular disorder: a retrospective review. Fisch, G; Finke, A; Ragonese, J; Dugas, L; Wrzosek, M The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery 2020
    • Socioeconomic Status and Determinants of Pediatric Antibiotic Use. McGurn, A; Watchmaker, B; Adam, K; Ni, J; Babinski, P; Friedman, H; Boyd, B; Dugas, LR; Markossian, T Clinical pediatrics 2020
    • Risk of Injuries Associated With Sport Specialization and Intense Training Patterns in Young Athletes: A Longitudinal Clinical Case-Control Study. Jayanthi, N; Kleithermes, S; Dugas, L; Pasulka, J; Iqbal, S; LaBella, C Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine 2020 ;8(6)
    • Associations between self-reported sleep duration and cardiometabolic risk factors in young African-origin adults from the five-country modeling the epidemiologic transition study (METS). Rae, DE; Dugas, LR; Roden, LC; Lambert, EV; Bovet, P; Plange-Rhule, J; Forrester, T; Riesen, W; Korte, W; Crowley, SJ; Reutrakul, S; Luke, A Sleep health 2020
    • Newborn feeding recommendations and practices increase the risk of development of overweight and obesity. Watchmaker, B; Boyd, B; Dugas, LR BMC Pediatrics 2020 ;20(1)
    • Family-based lifestyle interventions: What makes them successful? A systematic literature review. Arnason, A; Langarica, N; Dugas, LR; Mora, N; Luke, A; Markossian, T Preventive medicine reports 2020 ;21
    • Constraint and trade-offs regulate energy expenditure during childhood. Urlacher, SS; Snodgrass, JJ; Dugas, LR; Sugiyama, LS; Liebert, MA; Joyce, CJ; Pontzer, H Science advances 2019 ;5(12)
    • Predictors of Obesity among Gut Microbiota Biomarkers in African American Men with and without Diabetes. Barengolts, E; Green, SJ; Chlipala, GE; Layden, BT; Eisenberg, Y; Priyadarshini, M; Dugas, LR Microorganisms 2019 ;7(9)
    • Early antibiotic exposure and development of asthma and allergic rhinitis in childhood. Ni, J; Friedman, H; Boyd, BC; McGurn, A; Babinski, P; Markossian, T; Dugas, LR BMC Pediatrics 2019 ;19(1)
    • Extreme events reveal an alimentary limit on sustained maximal human energy expenditure. Thurber, C; Dugas, LR; Ocobock, C; Carlson, B; Speakman, JR; Pontzer, H Science advances 2019 ;5(6)
    • Sustained high levels of physical activity lead to improved performance among "Race Across the USA" athletes. Ocobock, C; Overbeck, A; Carlson, C; Royer, C; Mervenne, A; Thurber, C; Dugas, LR; Carlson, B; Pontzer, H American journal of physical anthropology 2019 ;168(4)
    • The human microbiota is associated with cardiometabolic risk across the epidemiologic transition. Fei, N; Bernabé, BP; Lie, L; Baghdan, D; Bedu-Addo, K; Plange-Rhule, J; Forrester, TE; Lambert, EV; Bovet, P; Gottel, N; Riesen, W; Korte, W; Luke, A; Kliethermes, SA; Layden, BT; Gilbert, JA; Dugas, LR PLoS ONE 2019 ;14(7)
    • Oxytocin alterations and neurocognitive domains in patients with hypopituitarism. Eisenberg, Y; Murad, S; Casagrande, A; McArthur, M; Dugas, LR; Barengolts, E; Layden, BT Pituitary 2019 ;22(2)
    • The Heat Is On: A Mixed-Method Examination of Eating Behavior and Executive Functions Among Low Income Minority Girls During Summertime. Egbert, Amy Heard; Bohnert, Amy M.; Bates, Carolyn R.; Loren, Dorothy M.; Creber, Chloe; Rosania, Kimberly A.; Ward, Amanda K.; Dugas, Lara R.; Silton, Rebecca L. Journal of Early Adolescence 2019 ;39(5)
    • Independent association of resting energy expenditure with blood pressure: confirmation in populations of the African diaspora. Creber, Chloe; Cooper, Richard S.; Plange-Rhule, Jacob; Bovet, Pascal; Lambert, Estelle V.; Forrester, Terrence E.; Schoeller, Dale; Riesen, Walter; Korte, Wolfgang; Cao, Guichan; Luke, Amy; Dugas, Lara R. BMC cardiovascular disorders 2018 ;18(5)
    • Gut microbial features can predict host phenotype response to protein deficiency. Navarro, G; Sharma, A; Dugas, LR; Forrester, T; Gilbert, JA; Layden, BT Physiological reports 2018 ;6(23)
    • Decreased microbial co-occurrence network stability and SCFA receptor level correlates with obesity in African-origin women. Dugas, LR; Bernabé, BP; Priyadarshini, M; Fei, N; Park, SJ; Brown, L; Plange-Rhule, J; Nelson, D; Toh, EC; Gao, X; Dong, Q; Sun, J; Kliethermes, S; Gottel, N; Luke, A; Gilbert, JA; Layden, BT Scientific reports 2018 ;8(1)
    • Benefits and challenges of serial sports training risk assessment and counselling in kids: the T.R.A.C.K. randomised intervention study. Kliethermes, SA; Dugas, LR; LaBella, CR; Alawad, N; Pasulka, J; Jayanthi, N British journal of sports medicine 2018 ;53(4)
    • More evening preference is positively associated with systemic inflammation in prediabetes and type 2 diabetes patients. Nimitphong, H; Mahattanapreut, A; Chailurkit, LO; Saetung, S; Siwasaranond, N; Sumritsopak, R; Anothaisintawee, T; Thakkinstian, A; Dugas, LR; Layden, BT; Reutrakul, S Scientific reports 2018 ;8(1)
    • Sugar-sweetened beverage intake and relative weight gain among South African adults living in resource-poor communities: longitudinal data from the STOP-SA study. Okop, KJ; Lambert, EV; Alaba, O; Levitt, NS; Luke, A; Dugas, L; Rvh, D; Kroff, J; Micklesfield, LK; Kolbe-Alexander, TL; Warren, S; Dugmore, H; Bobrow, K; Odunitan-Wayas, FA; Puoane, T International journal of obesity (2005) 2018
    • Independent association of resting energy expenditure with blood pressure: confirmation in populations of the African diaspora Creber,C.; Cooper,R. S.; Plange-Rhule,J.; Bovet,P.; Lambert,E. V.; Forrester,T. E.; Schoeller,D.; Riesen,W.; Korte,W.; Cao,G.; Luke,A.; Dugas,L. R. BMC cardiovascular disorders 2018 ;18(1):4-017-0737-5
    • Oxytocin is lower in African American men with diabetes and associates with psycho-social and metabolic health factors Eisenberg,Y.; Dugas,L. R.; Akbar,A.; Reddivari,B.; Layden,B. T.; Barengolts,E. PLoS ONE 2018 ;13(1):e0190301
    • Gut microbiota varies by opioid use, circulating leptin and oxytocin in African American men with diabetes and high burden of chronic disease Barengolts,E.; Green,S. J.; Eisenberg,Y.; Akbar,A.; Reddivari,B.; Layden,B. T.; Dugas,L.; Chlipala,G. PLoS ONE 2018 ;13(3):e0194171
    • Gut microbiota, short chain fatty acids, and obesity across the epidemiologic transition: the METS-Microbiome study protocol. Dugas, LR; Lie, L; Plange-Rhule, J; Bedu-Addo, K; Bovet, P; Lambert, EV; Forrester, TE; Luke, A; Gilbert, JA; Layden, BT BMC Public Health 2018 ;18(1)
    • The Association of Dietary Fiber Intake with Cardiometabolic Risk in Four Countries across the Epidemiologic Transition. Lie, L; Brown, L; Forrester, TE; Plange-Rhule, J; Bovet, P; Lambert, EV; Layden, BT; Luke, A; Dugas, LR Nutrients 2018 ;10(5)
    • Determining the Accuracy and Reliability of Indirect Calorimeters Utilizing the Methanol Combustion Technique. Kaviani, S; Schoeller, DA; Ravussin, E; Melanson, EL; Henes, ST; Dugas, LR; Dechert, RE; Mitri, G; Schoffelen, PFM; Gubbels, P; Tornberg, A; Garland, S; Akkermans, M; Cooper, JA Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 2018 ;33(2)
    • Improving Urban Minority Girls' Health Via Community Summer Programming. Bohnert, AM; Bates, CR; Heard, AM; Burdette, KA; Ward, AK; Silton, RL; Dugas, LR Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities 2017 ;4(6)
    • Specialization patterns across various youth sports and relationship to injury risk. Pasulka, J; Jayanthi, N; McCann, A; Dugas, LR; LaBella, C The Physician and sportsmedicine 2017 ;45(3)
    • 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and blood pressure: a plateau effect in adults with African ancestry living at different latitudes Chiang,D.; Kramer,H.; Luke,A.; Cooper,R.; Aloia,J.; Bovet,P.; Plange-Rhule,J.; Forrester,T.; Lambert,V.; Camacho,P.; Dugas,L.; Durazo-Arvizu,R. Journal of hypertension 2017 ;35(5):968-974
    • Physical activity and central adiposity in a cohort of African-American adults McGrath,S.; Brazel,D.; Dugas,L.; Cao,G.; Durazo-Arvizu,R.; Luke,A. BMC obesity 2017 ;4:34-017-0170-4. eCollection 2017
    • Cardiovascular risk status of Afro-origin populations across the spectrum of economic development: findings from the Modeling the Epidemiologic Transition Study Dugas,L. R.; Forrester,T. E.; Plange-Rhule,J.; Bovet,P.; Lambert,E. V.; Durazo-Arvizu,R. A.; Cao,G.; Cooper,R. S.; Khatib,R.; Tonino,L.; Riesen,W.; Korte,W.; Kliethermes,S.; Luke,A. BMC Public Health 2017 ;17(1):438-017-4318-4
    • Accelerometer-measured physical activity is not associated with two-year weight change in African-origin adults from five diverse populations Dugas,L. R.; Kliethermes,S.; Plange-Rhule,J.; Tong,L.; Bovet,P.; Forrester,T. E.; Lambert,E. V.; Schoeller,D. A.; Durazo-Arvizu,R. A.; Shoham,D. A.; Cao,G.; Brage,S.; Ekelund,U.; Cooper,R. S.; Luke,A. PeerJ 2017 ;5:e2902
    • Cardiovascular risk status of Afro-origin populations across the spectrum of economic development: findings from the Modeling the Epidemiologic Transition Study. Dugas, Lara R.; Forrester, Terrence E.; Plange-Rhule, Jacob; Bovet, Pascal; Lambert, Estelle V.; Durazo-Arvizu, Ramon A.; Guichan Cao; Cooper, Richard S.; Khatib, Rasha; Tonino, Laura; Riesen, Walter; Korte, Wolfgang; Kliethermes, Stephanie; Luke, Amy; Cao, Guichan BMC Public Health 2017 ;17(1)
    • 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and blood pressure: a plateau effect in adults with African ancestry living at different latitudes. Daniel Chiang; Kramer, Holly; Luke, Amy; Cooper, Richard; Aloia, John; Bovet, Pascal; Plange-Rhule, Jacob; Forrester, Terrence; Lambert, Vickie; Camacho, Pauline; Dugas, Lara; Durazo-Arvizu, Ramon; Chiang, Daniel Journal of hypertension 2017 ;35(6)
    • Dietary factors and fibroblast growth factor-23 levels in young adults with African ancestry. Kosk, Dominique; Kramer, Holly; Luke, Amy; Camacho, Pauline; Bovet, Pascal; Rhule, Jacob; Forrester, Terrence; Wolf, Myles; Sempos, Chris; Melamed, Michal; Dugas, Lara; Cooper, Richard; Durazo-Arvizu, Ramon; Rhule, Jacob Plange; Melamed, Michal L; Dugas, Lara R Journal of Bone & Mineral Metabolism 2017 ;35(6)
    • The Risks of Sports Specialization in the Adolescent Female Athlete. Jayanthi, Neeru A.; Dugas, Lara R. Strength & Conditioning Journal (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins) 2017 ;39(2)
    • The social patterning of risk factors for noncommunicable diseases in five countries: evidence from the modeling the epidemiologic transition study (METS). Stringhini, Silvia; Forrester, Terrence E.; Plange-Rhule, Jacob; Lambert, Estelle V.; Viswanathan, Bharathi; Riesen, Walter; Korte, Wolfgang; Levitt, Naomi; Tong, Liping; Dugas, Lara R.; Shoham, David; Durazo-Arvizu, Ramon A.; Luke, Amy; Bovet, Pascal BMC Public Health 2016 ;16(5)
    • A Synthesis of Hepatitis C prevalence estimates in Sub-Saharan Africa: 2000-2013. Mora, Nallely; Adams, William H.; Kliethermes, Stephanie; Dugas, Lara; Balasubramanian, Neelam; Sandhu, Jasmin; Nde, Helen; Small, Christina; Jose, Joanne; Scaglione, Steven; Layden, Jennifer E. BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 ;16(4)
    • Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 (FGF-23) Levels Differ Across Populations by Degree of Industrialization. Yuen, Shennin N; Kramer, Holly; Luke, Amy; Bovet, Pascal; Plange-Rhule, Jacob; Forrester, Terrence; Lambert, Vicki; Wolf, Myles; Camacho, Pauline; Harders, Regina; Dugas, Lara; Cooper, Richard; Durazo-Arvizu, Ramon Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 2016 ;101(3)
    • Health and Fitness Status of Parent-Child Dyads: Tennis-Only Athletes Versus Multisport Athletes in the Competitive Adolescent Population. Schneider, Andrew; Jayanthi, Neeru; Luke, Amy; Bohnert, Amy; Dugas, Lara Medicine & Science in Tennis 2016 ;21(3)
    • Obesity-related metabolite profiles of black women spanning the epidemiologic transition Dugas,L. R.; Chorell,E.; Plange-Rhule,J.; Lambert,E. V.; Cao,G.; Cooper,R. S.; Layden,B. T.; Scholten,D.; Olsson,T.; Luke,A.; Goedecke,J. H. Metabolomics : Official journal of the Metabolomic Society 2016 ;12(3):45. Epub 2016 Feb 5
    • The obese gut microbiome across the epidemiologic transition Dugas,L. R.; Fuller,M.; Gilbert,J.; Layden,B. T. Emerging themes in epidemiology 2016 ;13:2-015-0044-5. eCollection 2016
    • Dietary factors and fibroblast growth factor-23 levels in young adults with African ancestry Kosk,D.; Kramer,H.; Luke,A.; Camacho,P.; Bovet,P.; Rhule,J. P.; Forrester,T.; Wolf,M.; Sempos,C.; Melamed,M. L.; Dugas,L. R.; Cooper,R.; Durazo-Arvizu,R. Journal of bone and mineral metabolism 2016
    • Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 (FGF-23) Levels Differ Across Populations by Degree of Industrialization Yuen,S. N.; Kramer,H.; Luke,A.; Bovet,P.; Plange-Rhule,J.; Forrester,T.; Lambert,V.; Wolfe,M.; Camacho,P.; Harders,R.; Dugas,L.; Cooper,R.; Durazo-Arvizu,R. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism 2016 :jc20153558
    • A Synthesis of Hepatitis C prevalence estimates in Sub-Saharan Africa: 2000-2013 Mora,N.; Adams,W. H.; Kliethermes,S.; Dugas,L.; Balasubramanian,N.; Sandhu,J.; Nde,H.; Small,C.; Jose,J.; Scaglione,S.; Layden,J. E. BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 ;16(1):283-016-1584-1
    • Wrist Accelerometry in the Health, Functional, and Social Assessment of Older Adults. Huisingh-Scheetz, M; Kocherginsky, M; Dugas, L; Payne, C; Dale, W; Conroy, DE; Waite, L Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2016 ;64(4)
    • ASSOCIATION BETWEEN 25-HYDROXYVITAMIN D AND INTACT PARATHYROID HORMONE LEVELS ACROSS LATITUDE AMONG ADULTS WITH AFRICAN ANCESTRY. Kramer, H; Camacho, P; Aloia, J; Luke, A; Bovet, P; Rhule, JP; Forrester, T; Lambert, V; Harders, R; Dugas, L; Cooper, R; Durazo-Arvizu, R Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 2016 ;22(8)
    • Sleep is in for Summer: Patterns of Sleep and Physical Activity in Urban Minority Girls. Bates, CR; Bohnert, AM; Ward, AK; Burdette, KA; Kliethermes, SA; Welch, SB; Silton, RL; Dugas, LR Journal of pediatric psychology 2016 ;41(6)
    • Constrained Total Energy Expenditure and Metabolic Adaptation to Physical Activity in Adult Humans. Pontzer, H; Durazo-Arvizu, R; Dugas, LR; Plange-Rhule, J; Bovet, P; Forrester, TE; Lambert, EV; Cooper, RS; Schoeller, DA; Luke, A Current biology : CB 2016 ;26(3)
    • Metabolic acceleration and the evolution of human brain size and life history Pontzer,H.; Brown,M. H.; Raichlen,D. A.; Dunsworth,H.; Hare,B.; Walker,K.; Luke,A.; Dugas,L. R.; Durazo-Arvizu,R.; Schoeller,D.; Plange-Rhule,J.; Bovet,P.; Forrester,T. E.; Lambert,E. V.; Thompson,M. E.; Shumaker,R. W.; Ross,S. R. Nature 2016 ;533(7603):390-392
    • The social patterning of risk factors for noncommunicable diseases in five countries: evidence from the modeling the epidemiologic transition study (METS) Stringhini,S.; Forrester,T. E.; Plange-Rhule,J.; Lambert,E. V.; Viswanathan,B.; Riesen,W.; Korte,W.; Levitt,N.; Tong,L.; Dugas,L. R.; Shoham,D.; Durazo-Arvizu,R. A.; Luke,A.; Bovet,P. BMC Public Health 2016 ;16:956-016-3589-5
    • Under-reporting of dietary energy intake in five populations of the African diaspora Orcholski,L.; Luke,A.; Plange-Rhule,J.; Bovet,P.; Forrester,T. E.; Lambert,E. V.; Dugas,L. R.; Kettmann,E.; Durazo-Arvizu,R. A.; Cooper,R. S.; Schoeller,D. A. The British journal of nutrition 2015 ;113(3):464-472
    • Association of car ownership and physical activity across the spectrum of human development: Modeling the Epidemiologic Transition Study (METS) Shoham,D. A.; Dugas,L. R.; Bovet,P.; Forrester,T. E.; Lambert,E. V.; Plange-Rhule,J.; Schoeller,D. A.; Brage,S.; Ekelund,U.; Durazo-Arvizu,R. A.; Cooper,R. S.; Luke,A. BMC Public Health 2015 ;15:173-015-1435-9
    • Daily activity patterns of 2316 men and women from five countries differing in socioeconomic development. Sani, M; Refinetti, R; Jean-Louis, G; Pandi-Perumal, SR; Durazo-Arvizu, RA; Dugas, LR; Kafensztok, R; Bovet, P; Forrester, TE; Lambert, EV; Plange-Rhule, J; Luke, A Chronobiology international 2015 ;32(5)
    • Sports-Specialized Intensive Training and the Risk of Injury in Young Athletes: A Clinical Case-Control Study Jayanthi,N. A.; LaBella,C. R.; Fischer,D.; Pasulka,J.; Dugas,L. R. The American Journal of Sports Medicine 2015 ;43(4):794-801
    • High Frequency of Active HCV Infection Among Seropositive Cases in West Africa and Evidence for Multiple Transmission Pathways Layden,J. E.; Phillips,R. O.; Owusu-Ofori,S.; Sarfo,F. S.; Kliethermes,S.; Mora,N.; Owusu,D.; Nelson,K.; Opare-Sem,O.; Dugas,L.; Luke,A.; Shoham,D.; Forbi,J. C.; Khudyakov,Y. E.; Cooper,R. S. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2015 ;60(7):1033-1041
    • A Survey Study of Pregnant Women and Healthcare Practitioners Assessing the Knowledge of Attitudes and Practices of Hepatitis B Management at a Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana, West Africa Cheng,A.; Jose,J.; Larsen-Reindorf,R.; Small,C.; Nde,H.; Dugas,L.; Ehrhardt,S.; Nelson,K.; Ezeanolue,E.; Layden,J. Open forum infectious diseases 2015 ;2(4):ofv122
    • Seasonal variation in natural abundance of 2H and 18O in urine samples from rural Nigeria Harbison,J. E.; Dugas,L. R.; Brieger,W.; Tayo,B. O.; Alabi,T.; Schoeller,D. A.; Luke,A. Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md.: 1985) 2015 ;119(1):55-60
    • A comparison of indices of glucose metabolism in five black populations: data from modeling the epidemiologic transition study (METS) Atiase,Y.; Farni,K.; Plange-Rhule,J.; Luke,A.; Bovet,P.; Forrester,T. G.; Lambert,V.; Levitt,N. S.; Kliethermes,S.; Cao,G.; Durazo-Arvizu,R. A.; Cooper,R. S.; Dugas,L. R. BMC Public Health 2015 ;15(1):895-015-2233-0
    • Evidence for daily and weekly rhythmicity but not lunar or seasonal rhythmicity of physical activity in a large cohort of individuals from five different countries Refinetti,R.; Sani,M.; Jean-Louis,G.; Pandi-Perumal,S. R.; Durazo-Arvizu,R. A.; Dugas,L. R.; Kafensztok,R.; Bovet,P.; Forrester,T. E.; Lambert,E. V.; Plange-Rhule,J.; Luke,A. ANNALS OF MEDICINE 2015 :1-8
    • Elevated hypertension risk for African-origin populations in biracial societies: Modeling the Epidemiologic Transition Study Cooper,R. S.; Forrester,T. E.; Plange-Rhule,J.; Bovet,P.; Lambert,E. V.; Dugas,L. R.; Cargill,K. E.; Durazo-Arvizu,R. A.; Shoham,D. A.; Tong,L.; Cao,G.; Luke,A. Journal of hypertension 2015 ;33(3):473-481
    • Reply to T weishaar Durazo-Arvizu,R. A.; Camacho,P.; Bovet,P.; Forrester,T.; Lambert,E. V.; Plange-Rhule,J.; Hoofnagle,A. N.; Aloia,J.; Tayo,B.; Dugas,L. R.; Cooper,R. S.; Luke,A. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2015 ;101(2):413-414
    • Association between smoking and total energy expenditure in a multi-country study Gonseth,S.; Dugas,L.; Viswanathan,B.; Forrester,T.; Lambert,V.; Plange-Rhule,J.; Durazo-Arvizu,R.; Luke,A.; Schoeller,D. A.; Bovet,P. Nutrition & Metabolism 2014 ;11(1):48-7075-11-48. eCollection 2014
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