Annie Green Howard, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Biostatistics

T:(919) 962-6164

aghoward@email.unc.edu

137 East Franklin Street

Room 6702

CB# 8030

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

USA

Annie Green Howard, PhD is a clinical research professor in the Department of Biostatistics with more than 10 years of experience as a researcher. She specializes in using longitudinal models and latent variables to study the integration of biology, behavior and environment in relation to obesity and cardiometabolic disease.

Dr. Howard has worked with collaborators at the Carolina Population Center for the past three years, specifically working with the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS). More recently, she has started to apply her expertise to large-scale cohort studies in the United States such as CARDIA and Add Health.

Honors and Awards

New Investigator Travel Award
2014, Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition Physical Activity and Metabolism

Training Grant Recipient
2005-2007, 2009-2011, National Institutes of Health

Delta Omega Recognition of Service Award
Department of Biostatistics

Representative Courses

BIOS 700 - Research Skills In Biostatistics

Research Activities
Research interests:
Cardiovascular disease
Global health

Research activities:
Missing data
Longitudinal and correlated data
Structural equation models
Cardiovascular disease
Global health
Service Activities

Editorial Responsibilities:
Reviewer for Environmental Health Perspectives, PLOS ONE, Circulation

Staff/Administrative Duties

Global Public Health Committee, 2013-present
Undergraduate Admissions Committee, 2013-present

Key Publications

Prevalence of hypertension, awareness, treatment, and control in the Hispanic community health study/study of latinos. M Allison, M Avilés-Santa, J Cai, M Daviglus, A Howard, R Kaplan, L Lavange, L Raij, N Schneiderman, P Sorlie, G Talavera, S Wassertheil-Smoller (2014). American journal of hypertension, 27(6), 793-800.

Eighteen year weight trajectories and metabolic markers of diabetes in modernising China. Linda Adair, Penny Gordon-Larsen, Amy Herring, Annie Howard, Elizabeth Koehler, Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, Lauren Paynter, Barry Popkin, Amanda Thompson, Bing Zhang (2014). Diabetologia.

Eighteen year weight trajectories and metabolic markers of diabetes in modernising China. Linda Adair, Penny Gordon-Larsen, Amy Herring, Annie Howard, Elizabeth Koehler, Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, Lauren Paynter, Barry Popkin, Amanda Thompson, Bing Zhang (2014). Diabetologia, 57(9), 1820-1829.

Erratum to: Eighteen year weight trajectories and metabolic markers of diabetes in modernising China. Linda Adair, Penny Gordon-Larsen, Amy Herring, Annie Howard, Elizabeth Koehler, Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, Lauren Paynter, Barry Popkin, Amanda Thompson, Bing Zhang (2014). Diabetologia.

The physical activity transition among adults in China: 1991-2011. A..-G. Howard, S.W. Ng, C. Su, H.J. Wang, B. Zhang (2014). Obesity Reviews, 15.

Education

PhD, Biostatistics, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012

BS, Mathematics / History, Furman University, 2005