John Lefante, PhD

Professor and Chair

Suite 1610
John Lefante, smiling, wearing a suit, next to a window

Education & Affiliations

PhD, University of Alabama in Birmingham
MS, University of New Orleans
BS, University of New Orleans


John Lefante has extensive experience in data analyses and maintenance on research studies in occupational health, health care access and evaluation, and clinical and translational sciences. He is the Tulane Biostatistics & Epidemiology Core facilitator for the LA CaTS Center, an NIH funded IDeA-CTR. He was principal investigator on a five year Rapides Foundation grant to evaluate the level of success and ongoing progress of the CENLA Medication Access Program, a member of the Statistical Center of the Southeastern Cancer Study Group (SECSG) and a member of the biometry core of a Tulane SCOR in Occupational and Fibrotic Lung Disease. As an educator, Lefante has extensive experience teaching biostatistics and applied statistics courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level. On six separate occasions he has been the recipient of various Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine excellence in teaching awards.

Research Areas

  • Study Design and Statistical Analysis
  • Occupational Lung Studies
  • Clinical and Translational Science Applications

Honors & Awards

  • 2004, 2005: Finalist- Tulane Senior Vice Presidents' Teaching Scholar Award
  • 2002: Tulane SPHTM, Department of Health Systems Management:  EMHA Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 1997: Tulane SPHTM, Department of Health Systems Management:  MMM Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 1993, 1995, 2001, 2004: Tulane SPHTM Excellence in Teaching Award


View Dr. Lefante's publications at his NCBI profile page.


BIOS 6030 Introductory Biostatistics


LEFANTE CV.pdf (251.87 KB)