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Lydia Bazzano, Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Tulane clinical researcher and epidemiologist Dr. Lydia Bazzano is one of 20 nationally recognized nutrition experts to serve on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

Research Highlights

Tulane researcher selected to serve on federal Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services selected Tulane University clinical researcher and epidemiologist Dr. Lydia Bazzano as one of 20 nationally recognized nutrition experts to serve on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Keep reading >>

Study: Lower-carbon diets aren’t just good for the planet, they’re also healthier

A new Tulane University study examining the carbon footprint of what more than 16,000 Americans eat in a day has good news for environmentally conscious consumers— diets that are more climate-friendly are also healthier. The research, which is published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, is the first to compare the climate impact and nutritional value of U.S. diets using real-world data about what Americans say they are eating. Keep reading >>

Tulane researchers launch sexual health website for young black men

A collaboration between the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and YEP Design Works, led to creation of the Check It website www.gocheckit.net, which is specifically designed for young black men to promote sexual health and screening for STIs, including chlamydia. Check It partners with local barbershops, colleges/universities, and other non-clinical venues to reach 15-24 year old African American men who have sex with women, are new to testing and do not have symptoms. Keep reading >>