PhD, Tulane University
MPH, Tulane University
Dr. Jeanette Gustat's primary research interest is in the assessment of how behavior and the physical environment impacts health outcomes. Her training is in nutritional epidemiology, and she has focused primarily on health outcomes of physical inactivity, obesity and cardiovascular risk factors. She is a co-investigator of the Tulane Prevention Research Center and the Bogalusa Heart Study. She is a part of the Physical Activity Policy Research Network of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and researches physical activity policies on both national and statewide levels. Gustat has also worked with members of the New Orleans' community to develop and implement an intervention to increase physical activity in the community. She has been funded by the NIH, CDC, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, and the Tulane Center for Public Service. She is the course director for the core methods course in the department and teaches an undergraduate course in nutrition and chronic disease.
View Dr. Gustat's publications at her NCBI profile page.