Dr. Brunner Huber is a Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Director of the PhD Programs in Health Services Research and 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 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has received over $500,000 in NIH and HRSA 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. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5.**Olorunsayie CZ, Brunner Huber LR, Laditka SB, Boyd AS, Kulkarni S. Perceptions of domestic violence and contraceptive use among women in West and Central Africa. Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare 2017;13:110-7.
6.**Wally M, Brunner Huber LR, Issel LM, Thompson ME. Does receipt of preconception care affect the timeliness and adequacy of prenatal care? Maternal and Child Health Journal 2018;22:41-50.
7. Brunner Huber LR, **Smith KF, Sha W, Vick T. Birth interval length and adverse pregnancy outcomes: Findings from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health; epub ahead of print
8. Brunner Huber LR, **Smith KF, Sha W, Vick T. A population-based study of factors associated with pregnancy intention among women with short birth intervals. Annals of Epidemiology; epub ahead of print.
9. **Smith KF, Brunner Huber LR. Confidentiality concerns and use of health services among adolescents. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health; in press.