Dr. Danielle Broussard is an Assistant Professor of Chronic Disease Epidemiology in the Division of Clinical and Administrative Sciences. She also serves as the Lead Chronic Disease Epidemiologist for the Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education within the College of Pharmacy. Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Emory University, a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Epidemiology also earned from Emory University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Epidemiology from the University of Miami.
Prior to completing her Ph.D., Dr. Broussard spent two years as a Project Coordinator in the Maternal and Child Health Program of the Louisiana Office of Public Health and several years as a Research Coordinator in the Tulane Xavier Center of Excellence in Women’s Health where she led studies exploring sex differences in chronic disease risk. Her work in this area included studies of osteoporosis risk factors and the relationship between osteoporosis and various chronic conditions in a multi-ethnic population of women and men, which yielded her several peer-reviewed publications. After earning her Doctoral degree, Dr. Broussard completed a one-year postdoctoral research fellowship in Maternal and Child Health at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine followed by a two year Centers for Disease Control/Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Applied Epidemiology Fellowship during which she trained under the mentorship of State Epidemiologists at the Florida Department of Health.
Dr. Broussard joined the Xavier University College of Pharmacy faculty in 2010. She also holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. In addition to teaching responsibilities, Dr. Broussard is developing and leading clinical and epidemiological research projects that expand the scope of research work conducted in the Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education.