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ACE Brown Bag Talk - March 11, 2022
Friday, March 11, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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Biopsychosocial Approach to Understanding Alcohol and HIV

Friday, March 11, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST

Dr. Ferguson  will briefly share her belief that every human subjects research study can benefit from an epidemiologist team member, her research in the areas of alcohol and HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), and the value of her ACE membership to her. Dr. Ferguson’s work focuses on taking a biopsychosocial approach to understanding the social environment as well as traditional pathophysiologic measures on the influence of cardiovascular and other chronic diseases such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cancer.

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 Dr. Tekeda F. Ferguson, PhD, MPH, MSPH

 Dr. Ferguson is an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Epidemiology Program in the LSUHSC School of Public. She also holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Physiology,   School of Medicine and serves as Co-Director of the LSUHSC Comprehensive Alcohol HIV/AIDS Research Center Administrative Core. Dr. Ferguson received her BS and MPH from Tulane   University before receiving her MSPH and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Ferguson completed fellowships sponsored by the American Heart Association   and the National Institute of Health National Heart Lung Blood Institute.
 Dr. Ferguson serves as principal investigator of a National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (P60) grant on Community and Interpersonal Stress, Alcohol, and   Chronic Comorbidities           Among People Living with HIV. Among her recent publications are: "Associations of Binge Drinking and Heavy Alcohol Use on Sugar and Fat Intake in a Cohort of Southern People Living with   HIV," Alcohol and Alcoholism (2021) and "Skeletal Muscle Bioenergetic Health and Function in People Living with HIV: Association with Glucose Tolerance and Alcohol Use," American Journal of   Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology (2021).