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Bonnie L. Katalenich, MPH

PhD Candidate

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Education & Affiliations

MPH, Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University
BA, International Relations, James Madison College, Michigan State University


Bonnie Katalenich is pursing a PhD in Public Health in the Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences department at Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Her goal in pursuing her doctorate is to apply my practical research skills as a coordinator to advanced research methodology. During Ms. Katalenich's doctoral studies, she has completed courses in advanced research and analytical methods, including panel and categorical data analysis, and multilevel modeling methods courses. Her dissertation will utilize Demographic Health Survey data to explore trends in postpartum contraception and use multilevel modeling methods to assess female empowerment measured at the individual and couple level on postpartum contraceptive use.

Research Areas

Maternal Health Reproductive Health Postpartum Contraception


Thethi TK, Sigel A, Japa S, Katalenich B, Liu S, Nguyen T, Larrazolo J, Syu S, Carefoot E, McDuffie R, Fonseca V. Racial and sex differences in the polymorphisms of the endocannabinoid receptor genes in obesity. J Diabetes Complications. 2020 Nov;34(11):107682. doi: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2020.107682. Epub 2020 Jul 17. PubMed PMID: 32732136; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7508856.
Bachmann KN, Roumie CL, Wiese AD, Grijalva CG, Buse JB, Bradford R, Zalimeni EO, Knoepp P, Dard S, Morris HL, Donahoo WT, Fanous N, Fonseca V, Katalenich B, Choi S, Louzao D, O'Brien E, Cook MM, Rothman RL, Chakkalakal RJ. Diabetes medication regimens and patient clinical characteristics in the national patient-centered clinical research network, PCORnet. Pharmacol Res Perspect. 2020 Oct;8(5):e00637. doi: 10.1002/prp2.637. PubMed PMID: 32881317; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7507366.
Lovre D, Peacock E, Katalenich B, Moreau C, Xu B, Tate C, Utzschneider KM, Gautier JF, Fonseca V, Mauvais-Jarvis F. Conjugated Estrogens and Bazedoxifene Improve β Cell Function in Obese Menopausal Women. J Endocr Soc. 2019 Aug 1;3(8):1583-1594. doi: 10.1210/js.2019-00074. eCollection 2019 Aug 1. PubMed PMID: 31384719; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6676076.
Wiese AD, Roumie CL, Buse JB, Guzman H, Bradford R, Zalimeni E, Knoepp P, Morris HL, Donahoo WT, Fanous N, Epstein BF, Katalenich BL, Ayala SG, Cook MM, Worley KJ, Bachmann KN, Grijalva CG, Rothman RL, Chakkalakal RJ. Performance of a computable phenotype for identification of patients with diabetes within PCORnet: The Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2019 May;28(5):632-639. doi: 10.1002/pds.4718. Epub 2019 Jan 24. PubMed PMID: 30680840; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6615719.
Katalenich B, Shi L, Liu S, Shao H, McDuffie R, Carpio G, Thethi T, Fonseca V. Evaluation of a Remote Monitoring System for Diabetes Control. Clin Ther. 2015 Jun 1;37(6):1216-25. doi: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2015.03.022. Epub 2015 Apr 11. PubMed PMID: 25869625; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4496944.
Thethi TK, Katalenich B, Nagireddy P, Chabbra P, Kuhadiya N, Fonseca V. ROLE OF INSULIN SENSITIZERS ON CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS IN POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME: A META-ANALYSIS. Endocr Pract. 2015 Jun;21(6):645-67. doi: 10.4158/EP14396.RA. Epub 2015 Feb 25. PubMed PMID: 25716630; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6727657.
Mace KE, Chalwe V, Katalenich BL, Nambozi M, Mubikayi L, Mulele CK, Wiegand RE, Filler SJ, Kamuliwo M, Craig AS, Tan KR. Evaluation of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy: a retrospective birth outcomes study in Mansa, Zambia. Malar J. 2015 Feb 7;14:69. doi: 10.1186/s12936-015-0576-8. PubMed PMID: 25890159; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4327785.
Thethi TK, Parks R, Katalenich B, Chhabra P, McCaw J, Syu S, Nguyen T, Larrazolo J, Munshi K, Waddadar J, Nagireddy P. Case of thyrotoxic periodic paralysis in a caucasian male and review of literature. Case Rep Med. 2014;2014:314262. doi: 10.1155/2014/314262. Epub 2014 Nov 17. PubMed PMID: 25484903; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4251557.
Tan KR, Katalenich BL, Mace KE, Nambozi M, Taylor SM, Meshnick SR, Wiegand RE, Chalwe V, Filler SJ, Kamuliwo M, Craig AS. Efficacy of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy, Mansa, Zambia. Malar J. 2014 Jun 9;13:227. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-13-227. PubMed PMID: 24909578; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4053579.
Kaye AD, Beuno FR, Katalenich B, Stell C, Liu H, Rosinia FA, Luk E, Ehrhardt K, Fox CJ. The effects of gastroretentive gabapentin (Gralise®) on spinal stenosis patients with radicular pain. Pain Physician. 2014 Mar-Apr;17(2):169-78. PubMed PMID: 24658478.
Corporate Authorship:
Mann JFE, Ørsted DD, Brown-Frandsen K, Marso SP, Poulter NR, Rasmussen S, Tornøe K, Zinman B, Buse JB. Liraglutide and Renal Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2017 Aug 31;377(9):839-848. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1616011. PubMed PMID: 28854085.
Marso SP, Bain SC, Consoli A, Eliaschewitz FG, Jódar E, Leiter LA, Lingvay I, Rosenstock J, Seufert J, Warren ML, Woo V, Hansen O, Holst AG, Pettersson J, Vilsbøll T. Semaglutide and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2016 Nov 10;375(19):1834-1844. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1607141. Epub 2016 Sep 15. PubMed PMID: 27633186.
Marso SP, Daniels GH, Brown-Frandsen K, Kristensen P, Mann JF, Nauck MA, Nissen SE, Pocock S, Poulter NR, Ravn LS, Steinberg WM, Stockner M, Zinman B, Bergenstal RM, Buse JB. Liraglutide and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2016 Jul 28;375(4):311-22. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1603827. Epub 2016 Jun 13. PubMed PMID: 27295427; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4985288.
Nathan DM, Buse JB, Kahn SE, Krause-Steinrauf H, Larkin ME, Staten M, Wexler D, Lachin JM. Rationale and design of the glycemia reduction approaches in diabetes: a comparative effectiveness study (GRADE). Diabetes Care. 2013 Aug;36(8):2254-61. doi: 10.2337/dc13-0356. Epub 2013 May 20. PubMed PMID: 23690531; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3714493.


SPHL 6020 Foundations in Public Health

Dissertation Info

Postpartum Contraception and Female Empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa

Dr. Katherine Theall (Chair)
Dr. Alessandra Bazzano
Dr. Anastasia Gage
Dr. Joseph Keating