Dr. Brunner Huber is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health Sciences at UNC Charlotte. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Syracuse University, her MS in Epidemiology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and her PhD in Epidemiology from Emory University. Her research focuses on reproductive and maternal and child health including issues such as unintended pregnancy, contraceptive failure, and trends in contraceptive use. She has published nearly 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has received nearly $400,000 in NIH funding. Dr. Brunner Huber is also the recipient of several university-wide awards in recognition of her teaching and mentoring of graduate students.
BA, Syracuse University, Anthropology, 1999
MS, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Epidemiology, 2001
PhD, Emory University, Epidemiology, 2005
Unintended pregnancy; contraceptive failure; pregnancy outcomes; obesity
Awards and Honors
Health Services Research Academy Junior Investigator Award, UNC Charlotte (2006-2007)
Graduate Teaching Excellence Award, College of Health and Human Services, UNC Charlotte (2008 & 2011)
Bonnie E. Cone Early-Career Professor of Teaching, UNC Charlotte (2012-2015)
Harshini de Silva Graduate Mentor Award, UNC Charlotte (2013)
Selected Publications (** denotes student co-author)
1. Brunner Huber LR, **Broel EC, **Mitchelides AN, Dmochowski J, Dulin M, Scholes D. Comparison of prospective daily diaries and retrospective recall to measure oral contraceptive adherence. Contraception 2013;88:492-7.
2. **Lyerly JE, Brunner Huber LR, Racine EF, Warren-Findlow J. Is breakfast skipping associated with decreased physical activity levels in adolescents? Public Health Nutrition 2014;17:896-905.
3. Brunner Huber LR, **Lyerly JE, **Young AM, Dmochowski J, Vick T, Scholes D. Comparison of prospective and retrospective measurements of frequency of sexual intercourse. Maternal and Child Health Journal 2014;18:1293-9.
4. **Graham LE, Brunner Huber LR, Ersek JL, Thompson ME. The association between maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index and cesarean section delivery. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care; 2014;41:93-9.
5. **Farley KE, Brunner Huber LR, Ersek JL, Warren-Findlow J. The association between contraceptive use at the time of conception and hypertensive disorders during pregnancy: A retrospective cohort study of PRAMS participants. Maternal and Child Health Journal 2014;18:1779-85.
6. Brunner Huber LR, **Broadhurst L, **Stanley WA, Vick T, Scholes D. No association between body size and frequency of sexual intercourse among oral contraceptive users. Annals of Epidemiology 2014;24:655-9.
7. **Bushelle-Edgehill J, Laditka S, Laditka J, Brunner Huber LR. Evaluating access to primary health care among older women and men in Barbados using preventable hospitalization. Journal of Women and Aging 2015;27:273-89.
8. **Naenifard H, Arif AA, Brunner Huber LR, Warner J. Risk factors of Epstein-Barr Virus infection among United States children: Data from the National Health and Examination Survey (NHANES), 2009-2010. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health 2015; 6:177-81.
9. Brunner Huber LR, Fennie K, **Patterson H. Competencies for master and doctoral students in epidemiology: What’s important, what’s unimportant, and where is there room for improvement? Annals of Epidemiology 2015;25:466-8.
10.**Smith KF, Brunner Huber LR, Issel LM, Warren-Findlow J. The association between maternal depression during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes: A retrospective cohort study of PRAMS participants. Journal of Community Health; in press.