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Susan B Muldoon, PhD


Susan MuldoonEpidemiology and Population Health

Assistant Professor
Room No, 222, 485 E. Gray St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-852-8087
Fax: 502-852-3294


Dr. Muldoon received a master of public health degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Ph.D. degree in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh. Her doctoral dissertation examined the effects of blood lead levels on cognitive function in older adults. Dr. Muldoon received subsequent research grant awards from the Alzheimer's Association and from the National Institutes of Health (specifically the National Institute of Environmental Health Science) to study the health effects of lead exposure. At the University of Florida, Dr. Muldoon extended her work to include other causes of cognitive impairment, including stroke. She was a co-investigator on a proposal for a VA rehabilitation research project that established the Brain Rehabilitation Research and Development Center in the Gainesville Veterans Administration Medical Center in Florida. She also taught clinical epidemiology to 2nd year medical students and graduate students in the physician assistant program in Florida. Dr. Muldoon joined the faculty at the University of Louisville in 2002 and since then has taught courses in the CREST program.

Research Interests

Dr. Muldoon's broad research interests include the epidemiology of aging and of health services; specifically she is interested in patient outcomes following long-term acute care; processes of care in the treatment of breast cancer in Kentucky hospitals; functional outcomes of spinal cord-injured patients receiving of early surgical decompression; and well-baby care practices during infants' first year. Her funded research interests have included the relationship between blood and bone lead levels and blood pressure in women over the course of menopause; the psychosocial and behavioral determinants of care-seeking behavior following symptoms of acute myocardial infarction, and; long-term functional status and quality of life measures in patients who have been discharged from a long-term acute care setting.

Teaching Activities

PHCI 611: Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

Office Hours

By appointment


Book Chapters

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"Neuropsychological Sequelae Associated with Occupational and Environmental Exposure to Chemicals"
"Medical Neuropsychology"
Morrow LA, Muldoon SB, Sandstrom KJ. R.E. Tarter, M. Butters, and S.R. Beers; New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.;
Publication Date: 2001

Journal Articles
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"Lay referral patterns involved in cardiac treatment decision making among middle-aged and older adults"
Schoenberg NE.Amey CH.Stoller EP.Muldoon SB.. Gerontologist; 43(4): 493-502
Publication Date: 2003 Aug

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