MD, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
PhD, Epidemiology, Tulane University SPHTM, New Orleans, Louisiana
MPH, Tulane University
BS, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University
Residency, Internal Medicine, Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Dr. Lydia Bazzano is a native of New Orleans. As a clinician-investigator trained in epidemiology and internal medicine, Dr. Lydia Bazzano has expertise in a broad range of clinical research with a focus on cardiovascular disease and its risk factors, with an emphasis on the role of cardio-metabolic factors, including diet, obesity, lipids and glucose, in the development of vascular disease and its consequences over the life course. She has served as PI of a highly successful NIH-funded randomized controlled of a behavioral intervention to improve weight and cardio-metabolic risk factors through dietary change (subproject of P20RR017659). Since 2010, Dr. Bazzano has been working with the Bogalusa Heart Study and currently serves as chair of the Bogalusa Heart Study Program Steering Committee, Medical Director of the Bogalusa Heart Study, and Principal Investigator of NIH/NIA R01AG041200 investigating the role of vascular aging in cognitive and physical performance in the Bogalusa Heart Study cohort. She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and a strong track record of collaboration and funding in exploring cardio-metabolic diseases among men and women.
Dr. Bazzano is active clinically precepting residents at the Tulane University Community Health Center at Covenant House, established after Hurricane Katrina. She is also the advisor to medical students engaged in the dual MD/MPH program in the Department of Epidemiology. She is also active in teaching medicine to medical students and residents on the Tulane University Hospital Internal Medicine wards and is a member of the Tulane Center for Aging.
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"It’s a leafy green, and leafy greens have been shown to help decrease the incidence of cardiovascular disease, heart disease and stroke, primarily. They’re also really healthy foods to eat because they have a relatively low-calorie content and a lot of nutrients in them,” said Dr. Lydia Bazzano, a nutrition expert in Tulane University’s School of Public Health, who holds both a medical degree and a PhD in epidemiology. View the video of Dr. Bazzano on Fox8 Local First.
- Cardiovascular Disease and its risk factors
Her interests are in the areas of clinical epidemiology, diet and lifestyle predictors of cardiovascular risk and testing interventions to reduce cardiovascular risk in randomized controlled trials. Click here for more information.
He J, Ogden LG, Vupputuri S, Bazzano LA, Loria C, Whelton PK. Dietary sodium intake and subsequent risk of cardiovascular diseases in overweight U.S. men and women. JAMA. 1999; 282:2027-2034.
He J, Ogden LG, Bazzano LA, Vupputuri S, Loria C, Whelton PK. Risk factors for congestive heart failure in US men and women: NHANES I Epidemiologic Follow-up Study. Arch Intern Med. 2001;161:996-1002
Butt AA, Dascomb KK, DeSalvo KB, Bazzano L, Kissinger PJ, Szerlip HM. Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection in elderly patients. Southern Medical Journal. 2001;94:397-400.
Bazzano LA, He J, Ogden LG, Vupputuri S, Loria C, Myers L, Whelton PK. Dietary potassium intake and risk of stroke in US men and women: NHANES I Epidemiologic Follow-up Study. Stroke. 2001;32:1473-1480.
Bazzano LA, He J, Ogden LG, Vupputuri S, Loria C, Myers L, Whelton PK. Legume consumption and risk of coronary heart disease in US men and women: NHANES I Epidemiologic Follow-up Study. Arch Intern Med. 2001; 161(21):2573-8.
Bazzano LA, He J, Ogden LG, Vupputuri S, Loria C, Myers L, Whelton PK. Dietary Intake of folate and risk of stroke in US men and women: NHANES I Epidemiologic Follow-up Study. Stroke. 2002;33:1183-1189.
Bazzano LA, He J, Ogden LG, Vupputuri S, Loria C, Myers L, Whelton PK. Fruit and vegetable intake and cardiovascular disease mortality in US adults: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey I Epidemiologic Follow-up Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002;76:93-9
Bazzano LA, He J, Ogden LG, Vupputuri S, Loria C, Myers L, Whelton PK. Agreement on nutrient intake between NHANES I and ESHA Food Processor databases. Am J Epidemiol. 2002;156:78-85.
He J, Ogden LG, Bazzano LA, Vupputuri S, Loria C, Whelton PK. Dietary sodium intake and incidence of congestive heart failure in overweight US men and women: First National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Epidemiologic Follow-up Study. Arch Intern Med. 2002;162:1619-1624.
Bazzano LA, He J, Muntner P, Vupputuri S, Whelton PK. Relationship between Cigarette Smoking and Novel Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in the United States. Ann Intern Med. 2003;138:891–897.
Vupputuri S, He J, Muntner P, Bazzano LA, Whelton PK, Batuman V. B Blood lead level is associated with elevated blood pressure in blacks. Hypertension. 2003;41:463-8.
Bazzano LA, He J, Ogden LG, Vupputuri S, Loria C, Myers L, Whelton PK. Dietary fiber intake and reduced risk of coronary heart disease in US men and women. Arch Intern Med. 2003;163:1897-1904.
Vupputuri S, Batuman V, Muntner P, Bazzano LA, Lefante JJ, Whelton PK, He J. Effect of blood pressure on early decline in kidney function among hypertensive men. Hypertension. 2003;42:1144-1149.
Vupputuri S, Batuman V, Muntner P, Bazzano LA, Lefante JJ, Whelton PK, He J. The risk for mild kidney function decline associated with illicit drug use among hypertensive men. Am J Kidney Dis. 2004;43:629-35.
Bazzano LA, Song Y, Bubes V, Good CK, Manson JE, Liu S. Dietary intake of whole and refined grain breakfast cereals and weight gain in men. Obes Res. 2005;13:1952-1960.
Bazzano LA, Reynolds K, Holder K, He J. Effect of folate supplementation on risk of cardiovascular diseases: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. JAMA. 2006; 296:2720-2726.
Bazzano LA, Khan Z, Reynolds K, He J. Effect of nocturnal nasal continuous positive airway pressure on blood pressure in obstructive sleep apnea.Hypertension. 2007;50:1-7
He J, Reynolds K, Chen J, Chen CS, Duan X, Reynolds R, Bazzano LA, Whelton PK, Gu D. Cigarette smoking and erectile dysfunction among Chinese men without clinical vascular disease. Am J Epidemiol. 2007; 166:803-809.
Bazzano LA, Gu D, Reynolds K, Wu X, Chen CS, Duan X, Wildman RP, Klag MJ, He J. Alcohol consumption and risk of stroke among Chinese men. Annals of Neurology. 2007;62:569-578.
Reilly KH, Gu D, Duan X, Wu X, Chen CS, Huang J, Kelly TN, Chen J, Bazzano LA, He J. Risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease mortality in Chinese adults. Am J Epidemiol. 2008; 167:998-1004.
Wildman RP, Gu D, Muntner P, Wu X, Reynolds K, Duan X, Chen CS, Huang G, Bazzano LA, He J. Trends in overweight and obesity in Chinese adults: 1991 to 1999-2000. Obesity. 2008;16:1448-1453.
Bazzano LA, Li T, Joshipura K, Hu FB. Fruit, vegetable and fruit juice intake and development of diabetes in women. Diabetes Care. 2008;31:1311-1317.
Zhang Y, Reilly KH, Tong W, Xu T, Chen J, Bazzano LA, Qiao D, Ju Z, Chen C, He J. Blood pressure and clinical outcome among patients with acute stroke in inner Mongolia, China. J Hypertens 2008 July;26(7):1446-1452.
Bazzano LA, Gu D, Reynolds K, Chen J, Wu X, Chen CS, Duan X, Chen J, He J. Alcohol consumption and risk of coronary heart disease among Chinese men. Int J Cardiol. 2008 Jul 7. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 18614248
Bazzano LA, Shi L, Reynolds K, Lee JY, Fonseca V. Efficacy and safety of insulin glargine versus NPH for the treatment of type II diabetes: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Diab Med. 2008;25:924-932.
Riccioni G, Bazzano LA, Bucciarelli T, Mancini B, Ilio ED, D'Orazio N. Rosuvastatin reduces intima-media thickness in hypercholesterolemic subjects with asymptomatic carotid artery disease: the Asymptomatic Carotid Atherosclerotic Disease in Manfredonia (ACADIM) Study. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2008;9:2403-2408.
Please view Dr. Bazzano's publications at her NCBI profile page.