Epidemiology and Biostatistics
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Ph.D., 2013
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, MSPH, 2010
- Calvin College, B.S., 2006
- SPH E758 Advanced Epidemiology
- 2016-present Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington
- 2013-2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Dr. Ludema's research and training have focused on social and structural contributors to sexually transmitted disease outcomes and causal inference methodology. She has been involved in the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), a large prospective cohort of HIV-infected and -uninfected women in the US since 2013. Her current research interests include health insurance policy, food insecurity, and transportation and their effects on HIV control and comorbidities.
Selected PublicationsLudema C, Cole SR, Eron JJ, Edmonds A, Holmes GM, Anastos K, Cocohoba J, Cohen M, Cooper HLF, Golub ET, Kassaye S, Konkle-Parker D, Metsch L, Milam J, Wilson TE, Adimora AA. Health insurance, income and HIV viral load among women in the Women's Interagency HIV Study, 2006-2009. In press.
Ludema C, Doherty IA, White BL, Villar-Loubet O, McLellan-Lemal E, O'Daniels CM, Adimora AA. Characteristics of African American Women and their Partners with Perceived Concurrent Partnerships in Four Rural Counties in the Southeastern US. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2015 Sep;42(9):498-504
Ludema C, Doherty IA, White BL, Simpson C, Villar-Loubet O, McLellan-Lemal E, O'Daniels CM, Adimora AA. Religiosity, Spirituality, and HIV Risk Behaviors among African American Women from Four Rural Counties in the Southeastern US. J Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved. 2015 Feb; 26(1): 168-181.
Ludema C, Cole SR, Poole C, Smith JS, Schoenbach VJ, Wilhelmus KR. Association between unprotected UV exposure and ocular herpes simplex virus recurrence. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Jan; 179(2): 208-215.
Ludema C, Cole SR, Poole C, Chu H, Eron JJ. Meta-analysis of randomized trials on the association of prophylactic acyclovir and HIV-1 viral load in individuals coinfected with herpes simplex virus-2. AIDS. 2011 Jun 19; 25(10): 1265-1269.
Keating KM, Brewer NT, Gottlieb SL, Liddon N, Ludema C, Smith JS. Potential barriers to HPV vaccine provision among medical practices in an area with high rates of cervical cancer. J Adolesc Health. 2008 Oct; 43(4 Suppl): S61-67.