Lara Dugas, PhD

Public Health Sciences

LUC School of Professional Studies
Assistant Professor

Languages Spoken

English, Afrikaans

Board Certification

American Nurses Credentialing Center
Anesthesiology
American Board of

Research

  • A Synthesis of Hepatitis C prevalence estimates in Sub-Saharan Africa: 2000-2013 Mora, N.; Adams, W. H.; Kliethermes, S.; Dugas, L.; Balasubramanian, N.; Sandhu, J.; Nde, H.; Small, C.; Jose, J.; Scaglione, S.; Layden, J. E., BMC Infectious Diseases
  • Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 (FGF-23) Levels Differ Across Populations by Degree of Industrialization Yuen, S. N.; Kramer, H.; Luke, A.; Bovet, P.; Plange-Rhule, J.; Forrester, T.; Lambert, V.; Wolfe, M.; Camacho, P.; Harders, R.; Dugas, L.; Cooper, R.; Durazo-Arvizu, R., The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism
  • Metabolic acceleration and the evolution of human brain size and life history Pontzer, H.; Brown, M. H.; Raichlen, D. A.; Dunsworth, H.; Hare, B.; Walker, K.; Luke, A.; Dugas, L. R.; Durazo-Arvizu, R.; Schoeller, D.; Plange-Rhule, J.; Bovet, P.; Forrester, T. E.; Lambert, E. V.; Thompson, M. E.; Shumaker, R. W.; Ross, S. R., Nature
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  • Obesity-related metabolite profiles of black women spanning the epidemiologic transition Dugas, L. R.; Chorell, E.; Plange-Rhule, J.; Lambert, E. V.; Cao, G.; Cooper, R. S.; Layden, B. T.; Scholten, D.; Olsson, T.; Luke, A.; Goedecke, J. H., Metabolomics : Official journal of the Metabolomic Society
  • The obese gut microbiome across the epidemiologic transition Dugas, L. R.; Fuller, M.; Gilbert, J.; Layden, B. T., Emerging themes in epidemiology
  • A comparison of indices of glucose metabolism in five black populations: data from modeling the epidemiologic transition study (METS) Atiase, Y.; Farni, K.; Plange-Rhule, J.; Luke, A.; Bovet, P.; Forrester, T. G.; Lambert, V.; Levitt, N. S.; Kliethermes, S.; Cao, G.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Cooper, R. S.; Dugas, L. R., BMC Public Health
  • A Survey Study of Pregnant Women and Healthcare Practitioners Assessing the Knowledge of Attitudes and Practices of Hepatitis B Management at a Teaching Hospital in Kumasi Ghana, West Africa, Cheng, A.; Jose, J.; Larsen-Reindorf, R.; Small, C.; Nde, H.; Dugas, L.; Ehrhardt, S.; Nelson, K.; Ezeanolue, E.; Layden, J., Open forum infectious diseases
  • Association of car ownership and physical activity across the spectrum of human development: Modeling the Epidemiologic Transition Study (METS) Shoham, D. A.; Dugas, L. R.; Bovet, P.; Forrester, T. E.; Lambert, E. V.; Plange-Rhule, J.; Schoeller, D. A.; Brage, S.; Ekelund, U.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Cooper, R. S.; Luke, A., BMC Public Health
  • Elevated hypertension risk for African-origin populations in biracial societies: Modeling the Epidemiologic Transition Study Cooper, R. S.; Forrester, T. E.; Plange-Rhule, J.; Bovet, P.; Lambert, E. V.; Dugas, L. R.; Cargill, K. E.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Shoham, D. A.; Tong, L.; Cao, G.; Luke, A., Journal of hypertension
  • Evidence for daily and weekly rhythmicity but not lunar or seasonal rhythmicity of physical activity in a large cohort of individuals from five different countries Refinetti, R.; Sani, M.; Jean-Louis, G.; Pandi-Perumal, S. R.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Dugas, L. R.; Kafensztok, R.; Bovet, P.; Forrester, T. E.; Lambert, E. V.; Plange-Rhule, J.; Luke, A., ANNALS OF MEDICINE
  • High Frequency of Active HCV Infection Among Seropositive Cases in West Africa and Evidence for Multiple Transmission Pathways Layden, J. E.; Phillips, R. O.; Owusu-Ofori, S.; Sarfo, F. S.; Kliethermes, S.; Mora, N.; Owusu, D.; Nelson, K.; Opare-Sem, O.; Dugas, L.; Luke, A.; Shoham, D.; Forbi, J. C.; Khudyakov, Y. E.; Cooper, R. S., Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Reply to T weishaar Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Camacho, P.; Bovet, P.; Forrester, T.; Lambert, E. V.; Plange-Rhule, J.; Hoofnagle, A. N.; Aloia, J.; Tayo, B.; Dugas, L. R.; Cooper, R. S.; Luke, A., The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  • Seasonal variation in natural abundance of 2H and 18O in urine samples from rural Nigeria Harbison, J. E.; Dugas, L. R.; Brieger, W.; Tayo, B. O.; Alabi, T.; Schoeller, D. A.; Luke, A., Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md.: 1985)
  • Sports-Specialized Intensive Training and the Risk of Injury in Young Athletes: A Clinical Case-Control Study Jayanthi, N. A.; LaBella, C. R.; Fischer, D.; Pasulka, J.; Dugas, L. R., The American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Under-reporting of dietary energy intake in five populations of the African diaspora Orcholski, L.; Luke, A.; Plange-Rhule, J.; Bovet, P.; Forrester, T. E.; Lambert, E. V.; Dugas, L. R.; Kettmann, E.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Cooper, R. S.; Schoeller, D. A., The British journal of nutrition
  • 25-Hydroxyvitamin D in African-origin populations at varying latitudes challenges the construct of a physiologic norm Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Camacho, P.; Bovet, P.; Forrester, T.; Lambert, E. V.; Plange-Rhule, J.; Hoofnagle, A. N.; Aloia, J.; Tayo, B.; Dugas, L. R.; Cooper, R. S.; Luke, A., The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  • A comparison of FourStar Briquets and natular XRT tablets in a North Shore suburb of Chicago Il, Harbison, J. E.; Henry, M.; Xamplas, C.; Berry, R.; Bhattacharya, D.; Dugas, L. R., Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
  • A mixed ecologic-cohort comparison of physical activity & weight among young adults from five populations of African origin Luke, A.; Bovet, P.; Plange-Rhule, J.; Forrester, T. E.; Lambert, E. V.; Schoeller, D. A.; Dugas, L. R.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Shoham, D. A.; Cao, G.; Brage, S.; Ekelund, U.; Cooper, R. S., BMC Public Health
  • Association between smoking and total energy expenditure in a multi-country study Gonseth, S.; Dugas, L.; Viswanathan, B.; Forrester, T.; Lambert, V.; Plange-Rhule, J.; Durazo-Arvizu, R.; Luke, A.; Schoeller, D. A.; Bovet, P., Nutrition & Metabolism
  • Bisphenol A (BPA) Found in Humans and Water in Three Geographic Regions with Distinctly Different Levels of Economic Development Karalius, V. P.; Harbison, J. E.; Plange-Rhule, J.; van Breemen, R. B.; Li, G.; Huang, K.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Mora, N.; Dugas, L. R.; Vail, L.; Tuchman, N. C.; Forrester, T.; Luke, A., Environmental health insights
  • Comparisons of intensity-duration patterns of physical activity in the US Jamaica and 3 African countries, Dugas, L. R.; Bovet, P.; Forrester, T. E.; Lambert, E. V.; Plange-Rhule, J.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Shoham, D.; Kroff, J.; Cao, G.; Cooper, R. S.; Brage, S.; Ekelund, U.; Luke, A., BMC Public Health
  • Distribution of metals exposure and associations with cardiometabolic risk factors in the "Modeling the Epidemiologic Transition Study" Ettinger, A. S.; Bovet, P.; Plange-Rhule, J.; Forrester, T. E.; Lambert, E. V.; Lupoli, N.; Shine, J.; Dugas, L. R.; Shoham, D.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Cooper, R. S.; Luke, A., Environmental health : a global access science source
  • Evaluation of Culex pipiens Populations in a Residential Area with a High Density of Catch Basins in a Suburb of Chicago Illinois, Harbison, J. E.; Henry, M.; Xamplas, C.; Dugas, L. R., Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
  • Hepatitis C in sub-saharan Africa: urgent need for attention Layden, J. E.; Phillips, R.; Opare-Sem, O.; Akere, A.; Salako, B. L.; Nelson, K.; Dugas, L.; Luke, A.; Tayo, B. O.; Cooper, R. S., Open forum infectious diseases
  • Identification of larvicide-resistant catch basins from three years of larvicide trials in a suburb of chicago IL, Harbison, J. E.; Sinacore, J. M.; Henry, M.; Xamplas, C.; Dugas, L. R.; Ruiz, M. O., Environmental health insights
  • Physical activity and pre-diabetes-an unacknowledged mid-life crisis: findings from NHANES 2003-2006 Farni, K.; Shoham, D. A.; Cao, G.; Luke, A. H.; Layden, J.; Cooper, R. S.; Dugas, L. R., PeerJ
  • Risks of intense specialized training and growth for injury in young athletes: a clinical evaluation, Jayanthi, N.; Dugas, L.; Fischer, D.; Pasulka, J.; Labella, C., British journal of sports medicine
  • 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in African American and Nigerian women Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Aloia, J. F.; Dugas, L. R.; Tayo, B. O.; Shoham, D. A.; Bertino, A. M.; Yeh, J. K.; Cooper, R. S.; Luke, A., American Journal of Human Biology : The Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
  • Fasting substrate oxidation in relation to habitual dietary fat intake and insulin resistance in non-diabetic women: a case for metabolic flexibility? Carstens, M. T.; Goedecke, J. H.; Dugas, L.; Evans, J.; Kroff, J.; Levitt, N. S.; Lambert, E. V., Nutrition & Metabolism
  • Multimethod analyses of discretionary time use and health behaviors among urban low-income african-american adolescents: a pilot study Bohnert, A.; Burdette, K.; Dugas, L.; Travers, L.; Randall, E.; Richards, M.; Luke, A., Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP
  • Obesity as an effect modifier of the risk of death in chronic kidney disease Kramer, H.; Dugas, L.; Shoham, D., Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association
  • Physiology and Hydration Beliefs Affect Race Behavior but not Post-Race Sodium in 161-km Ultramarathon Finishers Winger, J. M.; Hoffman, M. D.; Hew-Butler, T. D.; Stuempfle, K. J.; Dugas, J. P.; Fogard, K.; Dugas, L. R., International journal of sports physiology and performance
  • Prediction of fat-free mass using bioelectrical impedance analysis in young adults from five populations of African origin Luke, A.; Bovet, P.; Forrester, T. E.; Lambert, E. V.; Plange-Rhule, J.; Dugas, L. R.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Kroff, J.; Richie, W. N.; Schoeller, D. A., European journal of clinical nutrition
  • Race and the insulin resistance syndrome Kramer, H.; Dugas, L.; Rosas, S. E., Seminars in nephrology
  • Sports specialization in young athletes: evidence-based recommendations Jayanthi, N.; Pinkham, C.; Dugas, L.; Patrick, B.; Labella, C., Sports health
  • The effect of physiology and hydration beliefs on race behavior and postrace sodium in 161-km ultramarathon finishers Winger, J. M.; Hoffman, M. D.; Hew-Butler, T. D.; Stuempfle, K. J.; Dugas, J. P.; Fogard, K.; Dugas, L. R., International journal of sports physiology and performance
  • An actor-based model of social network influence on adolescent body size screen time, and playing sports., Shoham, D. A.; Tong, L.; Lamberson, P. J.; Auchincloss, A. H.; Zhang, J.; Dugas, L.; Kaufman, J. S.; Cooper, R. S.; Luke, A., PLoS ONE [Electronic Resource]
  • Adiposity is not equal in a multi-race/ethnic adolescent population: NHANES 1999-2004 Dugas, L. R.; Cao, G.; Luke, A. H.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A., Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.)
  • Assessing physical activity and its relationship to cardiovascular risk factors: NHANES 2003-2006. Luke, A.; Dugas, L. R.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Cao, G., BMC Public Health
  • Beliefs about hydration and physiology drive drinking behaviours in runners. Winger, J. M.; Dugas, J. P.; Dugas, L. R., British journal of sports medicine
  • Energy expenditure in adults living in developing compared with industrialized countries: a meta-analysis of doubly labeled water studies. Dugas, L. R.; Harders, R.; Merrill, S.; Ebersole, K.; Shoham, D. A.; Rush, E. C.; Assah, F. K.; Forrester, T.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Luke, A., American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  • Protocol for the modeling the epidemiologic transition study: a longitudinal observational study of energy balance and change in body weight diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk, Luke, A.; Bovet, P.; Forrester, T. E.; Lambert, E. V.; Plange-Rhule, J.; Schoeller, D. A.; Dugas, L. R.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Shoham, D.; Cooper, R. S.; Brage, S.; Ekelund, U.; Steyn, N. P., BMC Public Health
  • Beliefs about hydration and physiology drive drinking behaviours in runners Winger, J. M.; Dugas, J. P.; Dugas, L. R., British journal of sports medicine
  • Increasing BMI and waist circumference and prevalence of obesity among adults with Type 2 diabetes: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys Kramer, H.; Cao, G.; Dugas, L.; Luke, A.; Cooper, R.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A., Journal of diabetes and its complications
  • The evaluation of injury risk and recovery in junior competitive tennis players. Jayanthi, N. A.; Robertson, T. C.; Dugas, L.; Luke, A., Journal of medicine and science in tennis
  • Body temperatures during three long-distance polar swims in water of 0-3degreeC Noakes, T. D.; Dugas, J. P.; Dugas, L. R.; Tucker, R.; Oksa, J.; Dunn, J.; van der Merwe, B. S.; Dirker, J. A.; Porvari, K.; Smolander, J., Journal of thermal biology
  • Energy expenditure does not predict weight change in either Nigerian or African American women. Luke, A.; Dugas, L. R.; Ebersole, K.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Cao, G.; Schoeller, D. A.; Adeyemo, A.; Brieger, W. R., American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  • Energy expenditure in young adult urban informal settlement dwellers in South Africa Dugas, L. R.; Carstens, M. A.; Ebersole, K.; Schoeller, D. A.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Lambert, E. V.; Luke, A., European journal of clinical nutrition
  • Relative height and weight among children and adolescents of rural southwestern Nigeria. Ayoola, O.; Ebersole, K.; Omotade, O. O.; Tayo, B. O.; Brieger, W. R.; Salami, K.; Dugas, L. R.; Luke, A., Annals of Human Biology
  • Total daily energy expenditure in black and white lean and obese South African women., Dugas, L. R.; Cohen, R.; Carstens, M. T.; Schoffelen, P. F.; Luke, A.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Goedecke, J. H.; Levitt, N. S.; Lambert, E. V., European journal of clinical nutrition
  • Energy expenditure and adiposity in Nigerian and African-American women Ebersole, K. E.; Dugas, L. R.; Durazo-Arvizut, R. A.; Adeyemo, A. A.; Tayo, B. O.; Omotade, O. O.; Brieger, W. R.; Schoeller, D. A.; Cooper, R. S.; Luke, A. H., Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.)
  • Rapid increases in obesity in Jamaica compared to Nigeria and the United States., Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Luke, A.; Cao, G.; Dugas, L.; Adeyemo, A.; Boyne, M.; Forrester, T., BMC Public Health
  • Very low levels of energy expenditure among pre-adolescent Mexican-American girls. Dugas, L. R.; Ebersole, K.; Schoeller, D.; Yanovski, J. A.; Barquera, S.; Rivera, J.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Luke, A., International Journal of Pediatric Obesity
  • BMI fat and muscle differences in urban women of five ethnicities from two countries., Rush, E. C.; Goedecke, J. H.; Jennings, C.; Micklesfield, L.; Dugas, L.; Lambert, E. V.; Plank, L. D., International journal of obesity
  • Conjugated linoleic acid versus high-oleic acid sunflower oil: effects on energy metabolism glucose tolerance, blood lipids, appetite and body composition in regularly exercising individuals., Lambert, E. V.; Goedecke, J. H.; Bluett, K.; Heggie, K.; Claassen, A.; Rae, D. E.; West, S.; Dugas, J.; Dugas, L.; Meltzeri, S.; Charlton, K.; Mohede, I., British Journal of Nutrition
  • Ethnicity energy expenditure and obesity: are the observed black/white differences meaningful?, Luke, A.; Dugas, L.; Kramer, H., Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Obesity
  • A novel energy expenditure prediction equation for intermittent physical activity. Dugas, L. R.; van der Merwe, L.; Odendaal, H.; Noakes, T. D.; Lambert, E. V., Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
  • Fit and fat? Impact of exercise/fitness on weight control and associated morbidity sequelae Dugas, L. R.; Noakes, T. D., Continuing Medical Education