June 20, 2017

Victor Cardenas, MD, MPH, PhD, FACE

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

  • EPID 5112 Epidemiology I
  • EPID 6121 Public Health Surveillance

Recent Publications

Cárdenas VM, Boller F, Román GC. Helicobacter pylori,vascular risk factors and cognition in U.S. older adults. Brain Sci. 2019;9(12). pii: E370. doi: 10.3390/brainsci9120370.

Cardenas VM, Patermina-Caicedo A, Salvatierra B. Under-reporting of congenital Zika syndrome in México, 2016-2017. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2019; 25: 1560-62.

Cardenas VM, Cen R, Clemens MM, Moody HL, Ekanem US, Policherla A. Fischbach LA, Eswaran H, Magann EF, Delongchamp RR, Boysen G. Use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems by Pregnant Women I: Risk of Small-for-Gestational Age Birth. Tobacco Induced Diseases. 2019 17:44 DOI: https://doi.org/10.18332/tid/106089

Clemens MM, Cardenas VM, Fischbach LA, Cen R, Siegel ER, Eswaran H, Ekanem U, Policherla A, Moody HL, Magann EF, Boysen G. Use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems by Pregnant Women II: Hair Biomarkers for Exposures to Nicotine and Tobacco-Specific Nitrosamines Tobacco Induced Diseases 2019:17:50https://doi.org/10.18332/tid/105387

Cardenas VM, Fischbach LA, Chowdhury P. The Use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems during Pregnancy and its Reproductive Outcomes: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Tobacco Induced Diseases 2019; 17:52 DOI: https://doi.org/10.18332/tid/104724

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.