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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address RPHB 210C Zip 0022
Phone  (205) 934-6383
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Epidemiology  Epidemiology Professor
Secondary  Medicine  Med - Preventive Medicine Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Center for Outcomes & Effectiveness Res & Educ Professor
Center  Comp Arthritis, MSK, Bone & Autoimmunity Ctr  Comp Arthritis, MSK, Bone & Autoimmunity Ctr Professor
Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center Professor
Center  Comprehensive Diabetes Center  Comprehensive Diabetes Center Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Professor
Center  Integrative Center for Aging Research  Integrative Center for Aging Research Professor
Center  Medicine  Ctr Cardiovasc Bio (Org Ret) Professor
Center  Nutrition Sciences   Clin Nutrition Res (Org Ret) Professor
Center  Nutrition Sciences   Nutrition Obesity Res Ctr (NORC) Professor
Center  UAB Ctr for Study of Community Health  UAB Ctr for Study of Community Health Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Cora Elizabeth Lewis, M.D., M.S.P.H. (Epidemiology), is a Professor in the Division of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine. An internist and epidemiologist, she has considerable experience in long-term epidemiologic studies and clinical trials, including expertise in recruitment and retention in large, long-term studies, measures of body composition and fat distribution, population surveys, disease outcomes, lifestyle assessments, and epidemiologic methodology. She has served as assistant editor of Annals of Epidemiology, has served on review committees for NIAMS, NHLBI, and NIA, and has served in a number of leadership roles on collaborative studies and in national organizations, including the American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention (Program Committee chair and incoming Vice Chair of the council).

Research/Clinical Interest
Dr. Lewis’ research interests include a focus on the epidemiology of obesity and its long-term health effects. For example, she has published a number of papers from the multi-center Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study, a long-term epidemiologic study of the development of cardiovascular risk factors in a diverse cohort of young adults, describing the emerging obesity epidemic, the relative contributions of aging and secular trends, and the lifestyle factors associated with long-term weight change. Dr. Lewis serves as PI of the NHLBI-funded CARDIA field center in Birmingham, as well as of the field center for the NHLBI-funded Visceral Fat, Metabolic Rate and CHD Risk in Young Adults, the NIAID-funded Fat Redistribution & Metabolic Changes in HIV Infection and the NIDDK- funded Look AHEAD trial (Action for Health in Diabetes) involving the long-term benefits and risks of weight loss in type 2 diabetes.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Shumaker SA, Legault C, Kuller L, Rapp SR, Thal L, Lane DS, Fillit H, Stefanick ML, Hendrix S, Lewis CE, Masaki K, Coker LH, for the Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study. Conjugated equine estrogen alone, pooled hormone therapy, and incidence of probable dementia and mild cognitive impairment in postmenopausal women: Results from the Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study. JAMA 2004;291:2947-58.  15213206 
Chen Z, Kooperberg C,. Pettinger MB, Bassford T, Cauley JA, LaCroix AZ, Lewis CE, Kipersztok S, Borne MC, Jackson RD. Validity of Self-Report for Fractures among a Multiethnic Cohort of Postmenopausal Women --Results from the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study and Clinical Trials. Menopause 2004;11:264-74.  15167305 
Cauley JA, Robbins J, Chen Z, Cummings SR, Jackson R, LaCroix AZ, LeBoff M, Lewis CE, McGowan J, Neuner J, Pettinger M, Stefanick ML, Wactawaski-Wende J, Watts N for the Women=s Health Initiative Investigators. The effects of estrogen plus progestin on the risk of fracture and bone mineral density. The Women=s Health Initiative. JAMA 2003;290:1729-38.  14519707 
Kiefe CI, Williams OD, Lewis CE, Allison JJ, Sekar P, Wagenknecht LE. Ten-year changes in smoking: Are racial differences explained by socioeconomic factors in the CARDIA Study? Am J Pub Health 2001; 91:213-218.   11211629 
Jeffcoat MK, Lewis CE, Reddy MS, Wang CY, Redford M. Post-menopausal bone loss and it relationship to oral bone loss. Periodontology 2000; 23:94-102.   11154459 
DeWan T, Arnett DK, Atwood LD, Province MA, Bostom A, Lewis CE, Hunt SC, Eckfeldt J. A Genome Scan for Renal Function Among Hypertensives: The HyperGEN Study. Am J of Hum Gen 2001; 68:136-144.   11115379 
Lewis CE, Jacobs DR Jr., Kiefe CI, Schreiner PJ, Smith DE, Williams OD. Weight gain continues in the 90’s: 10-year trends in weight and overweight from the CARDIA Study. Am J Epidemiol 2000; 151:1171-81.   10905529 
Lewis CE, Groff JY, Herman CJ, McKeown R, Wilcox LS. Overview of women’s decision making regarding elective hysterectomy, oophorectomy, and hormone replacement therapy. J Women’s Health 2000; 9(Suppl 2):S5-S14.   10714741 
Sidney S, Lewis CE, Hill JO, Quesenberry CP Jr, Stamm ER, Scherzinger A, Tolan K, Ettinger B. Association of total and central adiposity measures with fasting insulin in a biracial population of young adults with normal glucose tolerance: the CARDIA study. Obesity Research, 1999; 9:25-33.   10348497 
Jacobs DR Jr, Hannan P, Wallace D, Liu K, Williams OD, Lewis CE. Interpreting age, period and cohort effects in plasma lipids and serum insulin using repeated measures regression analysis: The CARDIA Study. Statistics in Med, 1999; 18:655-79   10204196 
Hill JO, Sidney S, Lewis CE, Tolan K, Scherzinger A, Stamm ER. Racial differences in visceral adipose tissue in young adults: the CARDIA Study. Am. J. Clin Nut, 1999; 69:381-7.   10075320 
The ALLHAT Officers and Coordinators for the ALLHAT Collaborative Research Group. Major cardiovascular events in hypertensive patients randomized to doxazosin vs chlorthalidone. JAMA 2000;283:1967-75.    
Wheeler K, Lewis CE, Williams OD, Sidney S, Kiefe CI, Hulley SB. Oral contraceptives and cardiovascular disease risk in African-American and White women; the CARDIA Study. Clin J Women’s Health 2001; 1:175-183.    
LaCroix AZ, Cauley JA, Pettinger M, Hsia J, Bauer DC, McGowan J, Chen Z, Lewis CE, McNeeley G, Passaro MD, Jackson RD. Statin use, clinical fracture and level of bone density in postmenopausal women: Results from the Women=s Health Initiative Observational Study. Annals of Internal Medicine 2003;139:97-104.   
Lewis CE, North KE, Arnett D, Borecki IB, Coon H, Ellison RC, Hunt SC, Oberman A, Rich SS, Province MA, Miller MB. Sex-specific findings from a genome-wide linkage analysis of human fatness in non-Hispanic white and African Americans: The HyperGEN Study. International Journal of Obesity, in press.