Ariane Rung, PhD, MPH

Title:
Associate Professor

Department:
Epidemiology

Office:
LEC 353

Telephone:
504-568-5709

Email:
abedim@lsuhsc.edu

CV:
ABEDIM.CV.PDF

Biography & Expertise

Ariane Rung, PhD, MPH, is currently an Associate Professor in Epidemiology at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health in New Orleans. Her research interests over the past 20 years center around the effects of the physical and social environment on health. Research she has collaborated on includes studies examining the effect of the built environment on physical activity among middle school girls as well as studies examining the relationship between physical activity and neighborhood parks. Her research was interrupted and subsequently refocused following the spate of disasters experienced in Louisiana, including Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the BP Oil Spill in 2010. Her current research is on the short- and long-term health effects of the oil spill, specifically focusing on the relationship between social and built environments, disaster recovery, and mental health. Her team is following a group of ~2800 women in southern Louisiana and collecting data on physical and mental health symptoms as wells as a variety of social characteristics and health behaviors. Dr. Rung also teaches a variety of courses for the Epidemiology MPH and PhD programs, including introductory epidemiology, epidemiologic methods, survey methods, and social epidemiology.

Education

PhD Public Health Tulane University 1999
MPH Public Health Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine 1994
BA Politics Brandeis University 1988

Selected Publications

Rung, A., Gaston, S., Robinson, W. T., Trapido, E. J., & Peters, E. S. (2017, March). Untangling the disaster-depression knot: The role of social ties after Deepwater Horizon. 177, 19-26.
Rung, A., Gaston, S., Robinson, W. T., Trapido, E. J., & Peters, E. S. (2017, March). Untangling the disaster-depression knot: The role of social ties after Deepwater Horizon. 177, 19-26.
Gaston, S., Nugent, N., Peters, E. S., Ferguson, T. F., Trapido, E. J., Robinson, W. T., & Rung, A. (2016, November). Exploring heterogeneity and correlates of depressive symptoms in the Women and Their Children's Health (WaTCH) Study. 205, 190-199.
Rung, A., Gaston, S., Oral, E., Robinson, W. T., Fontham, E., Harrington, D. J., Trapido, E. J., & Peters, E. S. (2016, September). Depression, Mental Distress, and Domestic Conflict among Louisiana Women Exposed to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the WaTCH Study. , 124(9), 1429-35.
Rung, A., Gaston, S., Oral, E., Robinson, W. T., Fontham, E., Harrington, D. J., Trapido, E. J., & Peters, E. S. (2016, September). Depression, Mental Distress, and Domestic Conflict among Louisiana Women Exposed to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the WaTCH Study. , 124(9), 1429-35.
Peres, L. C., Trapido, E. J., Rung, A., Harrington, D. J., Oral, E., Fang, Z., Fontham, E., & Peters, E. S. (2016, August). The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Physical Health among Adult Women in Southern Louisiana: The Women and Their Children's Health (WaTCH) Study. , 124(8), 1208-13.
Sullivan, S. M., Peters, E. S., Trapido, E. J., Oral, E., Scribner, R., & Rung, A. (2016, June). Assessing mediation of behavioral and stress pathways in the association between neighborhood environments and obesity outcomes. 4, 248-55.
Sullivan, S. M., Peters, E. S., Trapido, E. J., Oral, E., Scribner, R., & Rung, A. (2016, June). Assessing mediation of behavioral and stress pathways in the association between neighborhood environments and obesity outcomes. 4, 248-55.
Rung, A., Oral, E., Fontham, E., Harrington, D. J., Trapido, E. J., & Peters, E. S. (2015, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Mental Health Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Among Wives of Clean-up Workers. , 26(4), e44-6.
Rung, A., Oral, E., Fontham, E., Harrington, D. J., Trapido, E. J., & Peters, E. S. (2015, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Mental Health Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Among Wives of Clean-up Workers. , 26(4), e44-6.