Stetson University

Laura Gunn

Associate Professor and Chair of Integrative Health Science

Laura H. Gunn, Ph.D. is associate professor and chair of integrative health science at Stetson University. She is an applied biostatistician with broad interests in numerous areas of public health. She holds a Ph.D. and a master of science in statistics from Duke University, and a bachelor of arts in mathematics from Jacksonville University. She held a fellowship with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and was a statistical consultant for Duke Medicine. She was one of the founding faculty and co-built the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University (as a tenured associate professor, director of biostatistics and interim associate dean) through a nationwide accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health. At Georgia Southern she received Faculty Awards of Excellence for both Teaching and Mentoring and Service. In spring 2011, Gunn was an honorary visiting fellow in the Department of Maternal and Child Health within the School of Community and Health Sciences at City University London. Then, from fall 2011 to summer 2013, she was a research fellow in public health-biostatistics and associate director of the Global eHealth Unit at Imperial College London's School of Public Health. During this time she was also lead biostatistician for Research Design Service London, part of the United Kingdom's National Institute for Health Research. Gunn joined Stetson University's Department of Integrative Health Science as chair in August 2013, and she maintains an honorary research fellow position in the School of Public Health at Imperial College London.

Education

  • Ph.D., statistics, Duke University
  • M.S., statistics, Duke University
  • B.A., mathematics, Jacksonville University

Course Topics

  • Senior Research Proposal
  • Senior Research Project
  • Health and Medical Statistics
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Internship in Health Science

Research Interests

  • Biostatistics
  • Public health
  • Global health
  • Evidence synthesis
  • Community program evaluation
  • Clinical trials
  • Health outcomes research
  • Chronic diseases
  • Bayesian biostatistics

Publications

  • Mastellos, N., Gunn, L.H., Harris, M., Majeed, A., Car, J., and Pappas, Y. (2014). Assessing Patients’ Experience of Integrated Care: A Survey of Patient Views in the North West London Integrated Care Pilot. International Journal of Integrated Care [serial online], 14(2) June 2014. Available from http://www.ijic.org URN:NBN:NL:UI:10-1-114782.
  • Mastellos, N., Gunn, L.H., Felix, L., Car, J., and Majeed, A. (2014). Transtheoretical Model Stages of Change for Dietary and Physical Exercise Modification in Weight Loss Management for Overweight and Obese Adults (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 2; Chichester: John Wiley & Sons. (DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008066).
  • Chatu, S., Saxena, S., Subramanian, V., Curcin, V., Yadegarfar, G., Gunn, L.H., Majeed, A., and Pollok, R.C.G. (2014). The Impact of Timing and Duration of Thiopurine Treatment on First Intestinal Resection in Crohn’s Disease: National UK Population Based Study 1989-2010. American Journal of Gastroenterology; 109: 409-416.
  • Marcano Belisario, J.S., Tudor Car, L., Reeves, T.J., Gunn, L.H., and Car, J. (2013). Search Strategies to Identify Observational Studies in MEDLINE and EMBASE (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 12; Chichester: John Wiley & Sons. (DOI: 10.1002/14651858.MR000041).
  • Marcano Belisario, J.S., Huckvale, C., Greenfield-Vashitz, Car, J., and Gunn, L.H. (2013). Smartphone and Tablet Self-Management Apps for Asthma (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 11; Chichester: John Wiley & Sons. (DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010013).
  • Harris, M., Greaves, F., Gunn, L.H., Patterson, S., Greenfield, G., Car, J., Majeed, A., and Pappas, Y. (2013). Multidisciplinary Integration in the Context of Integrated Care – Results from the North West London Integrated Care Pilot. International Journal of Integrated Care [serial online], 13(4) Dec 2013. Available from http://www.ijic.org URN:NBN:NL:UI:10-1-114749.
  • Curry, N., Harris, M., Gunn, L.H., Pappas, Y., Blunt, I., Soljak, M., Mastellos, N., Holder, H., Smith, J., Majeed, A., Ignatowicz, A., Greaves, F., Belsi, A., Costin-Davis, N., Jones-Nielson, J., Greenfield, G., Cecil, L., Patterson, S., Car, J., and Bardsley, M. (2013). Integrated Care Pilot in North West London: A Mixed Methods Evaluation. International Journal of Integrated Care [serial online], 13(3) September 2013. Available from http://www.ijic.org URN:NBN:NL:UI:10-1-114735.
  • Shankar, P., Okwuokenye, M., Shah, G.H., Kitchen, S., Gunn, L. H., Ahuja, S., and Sturges, D. (2013). College Students’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors Regarding Low-Carbohydrate Diets. European Journal of Scientific Research, 106(1), July 2013 [http://www.europeanjournalofscientificresearch.com/ISSUES/EJSR_106_1.htm].
  • Soljak, M., Cecil, E., Gunn, L.H., Broddle, A., Hamilton, S., Tahir, A., Majeed, A., and Car, J. (2013). Quality of Care and Health Outcomes (Chapter 3). In M. Bardsley, J. Smith, and J. Car (Eds.), Evaluation of the First Year of the Inner North West London Integrated Care Pilot. London, U.K.: Nuffield Trust.
  • Greaves, F., Pappas, Y., Bardsley, M., Harris, M., Curry, N., Holder, H., Blunt, I., Soljak, M., Gunn, L.H., Majeed, A., Car, J. (2013). Evaluation of Complex Integrated Care Programmes: The Approach in North West London. International Journal of Integrated Care [serial online], 13(1) March 2013. Available from http://www.ijic.org URN:NBN:NL:UI:10-1-114283.

Laura Gunn

Faculty Expert

  • Biostatistics
  • Public health
  • Global health
  • Evidence synthesis
  • Community program evaluation
  • Clinical trials
  • Health outcomes research
  • Chronic diseases
  • Bayesian biostatistics

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