June 20, 2017

Victor Cardenas, MD, MPH, PhD, FACE

C O P H Associate Professor Department of Epidemiology Victor Cárdenas, M D, M P H, P h D, F A C E
Associate Professor


1995 –  Ph.D., Epidemiology, Emory
1990 – M.P.H., Epidemiology, Emory
1987 –  FETP, CDC, SPH Mexico
1981 – Comm. Dis. Epidemiology, SPH Mexico
1979 – M.D., Medicine, Natl. Univ., Mexico

Research Interest

Helicobacter pylori infection; tuberculosis; leprosy; West Nile; epilepsy; gestational weight gain

Current Research Projects

  • Genetic and Environmental Determinants of Gestational Weight Gain  NIH; HHDRC
  • Prevalence of mycobacterial and H. pylori infections in a high-risk population
  • Increase in hospitalization rates from epilepsy in the United States
  • H. pylori and cognitive function in US older adults
  • H. pylori and nutritional deficiencies in the US population

Courses Taught

Epidemiology I
Public Health Surveillance

Recent Publications

  1. Whittington JR, Simmons PM, Phillips A, Gambell S, Cen R, Magann EF, Cardenas VM. The use of electronic cigarettes in pregnancy: A review of the literature. Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey. 2018; 73 (9):544-549. doi: 10.1097/OGX.0000000000000595.
  2. Cardenas VM, Cen R, Clemens MM, Conner JL, Victory JL, Stallones LA, Delongchamp RR. Morbidity and mortality from farm tractor-related injuries in Arkansas, 2000-2014. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health 2018. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. (in press). doi: 10.13031/jash.12828
  3. Ekanem US, Cardenas VM, Cen R, Chedjieu, Woodward M, Delongchamp RR, Wheeler JG. Electronic nicotine delivery systems and smoking cessation in Arkansas, 2014. Pub Hlth Rep. 2017; 132(2):210-219.
  4. Cardenas VM, Orloff MS, Kaminaga J, Cardenas IC, Brown J, Hainline-Williams S, Duthie MS, Gonzalez AC, Mukasa L, Patil N, Bates JH. Tuberculosis and leprosy infections in the Marshallese population of Arkansas, USA. Lepr Rev 2016; 87: 109-112.
  5. Cardenas VM, Evans VL, Balamurugan A, Faramawi MF, Delongchamp RR, Wheeler JG. Use of electronic nicotine delivery systems and recent initiation of smoking among US youth. Int J Public Health. 2016;61:237-41.
  6. Cardenas VM, Breen PJ, Compadre CM, Delongchamp RR, Barone CP, Phillips MM Wheeler JG. The smoking habits of the family Influence the uptake of e-cigarettes in US children. Annals of Epidemiology 2015; 25: 60-62.
  7. Faramawi MF, Fischbach LA, Delongchamp RR, Cardenas VM, Abouelenien S, Chedjieu IP and Taha N. Obesity is associated with visit-to-visit systolic blood pressure variability in the US adults. J Public Health 2014 doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdu098 [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Cardenas VM, Roman GC, Perez A, WA Hauser. Why are epilepsy hospital-stays in the US on the rise since 2006? Epilepsia 2014. Published ahead of print: doi: 10.1111/epi.12719.
  9. Rivera JO, Anaya JP, Cardenas VM. Impairment of Kidney Function among US Hispanics on Tenofovir. J Pharmacovigilance 2013; 1: 116. doi:10.4172/2329-6887.1000116