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Bertha A Hidalgo, Ph.D.

Bertha Hidalgo, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Ryals Public Health Bldg, 220D
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294
Phone: (205) 975-9264
Fax: (205) 975-2540
E-mail: bhidalgo@uab.edu

Dr. Bertha Hidalgo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Associate Scientist in the UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center. Her research focuses health disparities related to cardiometabolic diseases, with a special focus on Latino populations and epigenomics. She has received research funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections Program to investigate whether genetic and epigenetic differences exist between subgroups of Latinos for cardiometabolic diseases (e.g. obesity, cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes) by first investigating differences in subgroups of Latino children and obesity in an epidemiologic study. She has also received the 2014 Back of the Envelope award to create a multi-ethnic biorepository for cardiometabolic diseases.

Dr. Hidalgo obtained her BA in Human Biology from Stanford University, MPH from the University of Southern California, and PhD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Statistical Genetics in the Section on Statistical Genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

 

Publications

  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • pre 2012
  1. Hidalgo B, Kaphingst KA, Stafford J, Lachance C, Goodman MS. Diagnotic Accuracy of self-reported racial composition of neighborhood. (Submitted, American Journal of Epidemiology)
     
  2. Arend RC, Londoño-Joshi AI, Samant RS, Yonghe L, Conner M, Hidalgo B, Alvarez RD, Landen CN, Straughn JM, Buchsbaum DJ. Inhibition of WNT/ß-Catenin Pathway by Niclosamide: A therapeutic target for ovarian cancer. (Accepted, Gynecologic Oncology)
     
  3. Hidalgo B*, Aldrich MC*, Widome R, Briss P, Brownson RC, Teutsch SM. The Role of Epidemiology in Evidence-based Policy Making: A Case Study of Tobacco Use in Youth (Accepted, Annals of Epidemiology) *Co-first authors
     
  4. Londoño-Josh AI, Arend RC, Aristizabal L, Lu W, Samant RS, Metge BJ, Hidalgo B, Forero A, LoBuglio AF,  Li Y, Buchsbaum DJ.  Effect of Niclosamide on Basal-like Breast Cancers.  (Accepted, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics)
     
  5. Irvin MR, Aslibekyan S, Hidalgo B, Arnett DK. CPT1A: the future of heart disease detection and personalized medicine? Clinical Lipidology. (In Press, Clinical Lipidology)
     
  6. Jennifer Wessel*[1, 2], Audrey Y. Chu*[3], Sara M. Willems*[4], Shuai Wang*[5], Hanieh Yaghootkar[6], Jennifer A. Brody[7, 8], Marco Dauriz[9-11], Marie-France Hivert[12-14], Sridharan Raghavan[9, 10], Leonard Lipovich[15, 16], Bertha Hidalgo [17], Keolu Fox[8, 18], Jennifer E. Huffman[19], Ping An[20], Yingchang Lu[21, 22], Laura J. Rasmussen- Torvik[23], Margaret G. Ehm[24], Li Li[24], Abigail S. Baldridge[23], Céline Besse[25], Anne Boland[25], Myriam Fornage[26], Daniel F. Freitag[27, 28], Melissa E. Garcia[29], Xiuqing Guo[30], Kazuo Hara[21, 22], Aaron Isaacs[4] , Johanna Jakobsdottir[31], Leslie A. Lange[32], Jill C. Layton[33], Man Li[34], Jing Hua Zhao [35], Karina Meidtner[36], Alanna C. Morrison[37], Mike A. Nalls[38], Maria Sabater-Lleal[39], Claudia Schurmann[21, 22], Angela Silveira[39], Albert V. Smith[31, 40], Lorraine Southam[27, 41], Rona J. Strawbridge[39], Kent D. Taylor[30], Tibor V. Varga[42], Jennifer L. Aponte[43], Tin Aung[44, 45], Nathan A. Bihlmeyer[46, 47], Yuning Chen[5], Yii-Der I. Chen[30], Ching-Yu Cheng[44, 45, 48, 49], Adolfo Correa[50], Jacek Czajkowski[20], Abbas Dehghan[51], Gudny Eiriksdottir[31], Stefan A. Escher[52], Aliki- Eleni Farmaki[53], Mattias Frånberg[39, 54], Franco Giulianini[3], Anuj Goel[55], Omri Gottesman[21], Megan L. Grove[37], Göran Hallmans[56], Per Hoffmann[57-59], Mohammad K. Ikram[44, 49, 60], Richard A. Jensen[7, 8], Maria Karaleftheri[61], Chiea C. Khor[45, 48, 62], Ethan M. Lange[63], Aaron Leong[9, 10], Jiemin Liao[44, 45], Yongmei Liu[64], Nisa M. Maruther[65, 66], Angela Matchan[27], Olga McLeod[39], Ginger A. Metcalf[67], Donna M. Muzny[67], Andreas Peter[68, 69], Nigel W. Rayner[27, 41, 70], Frida Renström[52], Ken Rice[7, 71], Bengt Sennblad[39, 72], Eli A. Stahl[73], Kathleen Stirrups[27, 74], Emmanouil Tsafantakis[75], Sundas Javad[35], Josh C. Bis[7, 8], L. Adrienne Cupples[5, 76], Gina M. Peloso[77-79], Heiner Boeing[80], Erwin P. Bottinger[21], George Dedoussis[81], Panos Deloukas[74], Oscar H. Franco[51], Paul W. Franks[52, 82, 83], Richard A. Gibbs[67], Vilmundur Gudnason[31, 40], Anders Hamsten[39], Tamara B. Harris[29], Andrew T. Hattersley[84], Caroline Hayward[19], Albert Hofman[51], Jan-Håkan Jansson[77, 82], Claudia Langenberg[35], Lenore J. Launer[29], Daniel Levy[85, 86], Christopher J. O'Donnell[10, 76, 87], Stephen O’Rahilly[88], Sandosh Padmanabhan[89], James S. Pankow[90], Dorota Pasko[6], Ozren Polasek[91], Michael A. Province[20], Stephen S. Rich[92], Paul M Ridker[3, 93], Igor Rudan[94], Matthias B. Schulze[36, 69], Blair Smith[95], André G. Uitterlinden[51, 78], Hugh Watkins[55], Tien Y. Wong[44, 45, 49], Eleftheria Zeggini[27], Generation Scotland [96], The InterAct Consortium, Ingrid B. Borecki[20], Daniel I. Chasman[3], Bruce M. Psaty[7, 8, 14, 97, 98], E. Shyong Tai[48, 99], Cornelia M. van Duijn[4, 100], Nicholas J. Wareham[35], Dawn M. Waterworth[101], Eric Boerwinkle[37, 67], WH Linda Kao[34, 66, 102], Jose C. Florez[10, 79, 103, 104], Ruth J.F. Loos [21, 22, 105], James G. Wilson[106], Timothy M. Frayling[6], David S. Siscovick[107, 108], Josée Dupuis[5, 76], Jerome I. Rotter[30], James B. Meigs[9, 10], Robert A. Scott[35], Mark O. Goodarzi[109]. Rare, low frequency, and common exome chip variants are associated with fasting glucose and influence type 2 diabetes susceptibility – the CHARGE T2DGlycemia Exome Consortium (Submitted, Nature Genetics)
     
  7. Stella Aslibekyan, Ellen W. Demerath, Degui Zhi, Weihua Guan, Jin Sha, James S. Pankow, M. Ryan Irvin, Myriam Fornage, Bertha Hidalgo, Li-An Lin, Krista Stanton Thibeault, Jan Bressler, Michael Y. Tsai, Megan L. Grove, Paul N. Hopkins, Eric Boerwinkle, Ingrid B. Borecki, Jose M. Ordovas, Devin M. Absher, Donna K. Arnett. Epigenome-wide study identifies novel methylation loci associated with body mass index and waist circumference. (Submitted, American Journal of Human Molecular Genetics)
  1. Hidalgo B, Irvin MR, Sha J, Zhi D, Aslibekyan S, Absher D, Tiwari HK, Kabagambe EK, Ordovas JM , Arnett DK. Epigenome-wide Association Study of Fasting Measures of Glucose, Insulin, and HOMA-IR in GOLDN. Diabetes. 2013 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print] [doi:10.2337/db13-1100] [PMID: 24170695]
     
  2. Carson TL, Hidalgo B, Ard JD, Affuso O. Dietary Interventions and Quality of Life: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2013 Oct 30. pii: S1499-4046(13)00629-5. [doi:10.1016/j.jneb.2013.09.005] [Epub ahead of print]
     
  3. Hidalgo, B. US Secular Trends in Coronary Heart Disease, Heart Attack/Myocardial Infarction, and Stroke Prevalence, by Race/Ethnicity, 2005-2010. Circulation. 2013; 127: AP242.
     
  4. Hidalgo B., Goodman, M.  Hidalgo and Goodman Respond: Defining Regression Models in the Public Health Literature.  American Journal of Public Health. 2013 Apr 18. [Epub ahead of print]  [PMID: 23597386]
     
  5. Martins MA, Bonaldo MC, Rudersdorf R, Piaskowski RM, Rakasz EG, Weisgrau KL, Furlott JR, Veloso de Santana MG, Hidalgo B, Friedrich TC, Chiuchiolo MJ, Parks CL, Wilson NA, Allison DB, Galler R, Watkins DI.  Immunogenicity of seven new recombinant yellow fever viruses 17D expressing fragments of SIVmac239 Gag, Nef, and Vif in Indian rhesus macaques.  PLOS ONE. 2013; 8(1):e54434. [doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054434] Epub 2013 Jan 15. [PMID: 23336000]
     
  1. Hidalgo B., Goodman M.  Validation of Self-Reported Measures in Health Disparities Research.  Journal of Biometrics and Biostatistics. 2012, 3:e114. [doi:10.4172/2155-6180.1000e114]
     
  2. Hidalgo B.  Cervical Cancer Screening:  Before and After Introduction of the HPV Vaccine.  Abstracts of the 45th Annual SER (Society for Epidemiologic Research) Meeting.  Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.  June 27-30, 2012.  American Journal of Epidemiology. 2012. June 15;175 Suppl 11:S1-145. [PMID: 22684495]
     
  3. Hidalgo B, Goodman M.  Multivariate or Multivariable Regression? American Journal of Public Health American Journal of Public Health. 2013 Jan; 103(1):39-40. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.300897. Epub 2012 Nov 15. [PMID: 23153131]
     
  4. Hidalgo B, Garces IC, Scarinci I. Preventive and Curative Care Utilization among Mexican Immigrant Women in Birmingham, AL. J Immigr Minor Health. 2012 Dec;14(6):983-9. doi: 10.1007/s10903-012-9594-6. [PMID: 22370729]
     
  5. Casazza K, Affuso O, Hanks LJ, Hidalgo B, Hu HH. Short-term physical activity intervention decreases bone marrow adipose tissue in young children: a pilot study. Bone. 2012 Jan;50(1):23-7. [PMID: 21939791]
     
  6. Scarinci, I. C., Bandura, L., Hidalgo, B., Cherrington, A.  Development of a Theory-Based, Culturally-Relevant Intervention on Cervical Cancer Prevention among Latina Immigrants Using Intervention Mapping. Health Promot Pract. 2012 Jan;13(1):29-40. [PMID: 21422254]
  1. Dybul M, Daucher M, Jensen MA, Hallahan CW, Chun TW, Belson M, Hidalgo B, Nickle DC, Yoder C, Metcalf JA, Davey RT, Ehler L, Kress-Rock D, Nies-Kraske E, Liu S, Mullins JI, Fauci AS. Genetic characterization of rebounding human immunodeficiency virus type 1 in plasma during multiple interruptions of highly active antiretroviral therapy. J Virol. 2003 Mar; 77(5): 3229-37. [PMID: 12584346]
     
  2. Dybul M, Nies-Kraske E, Daucher M, Hertogs K, Hallahan CW, Csako G, Yoder C, Ehler L, Sklar PA, Belson M, Hidalgo B, Metcalf JA, Davey RT, Rock Kress DM, Powers A, Fauci AS.  J Infect Dis Long-cycle structured intermittent versus continuous highly active antiretroviral therapy for the treatment of chronic infection with human immunodeficiency virus: effects on drug toxicity and on immunologic and virologic parameters. . Infect Dis. 2003;188: 388-96. [PMID: 12870120]
     
  3. Dybul M, Bolan R, Condoluci D, Cox-Iyamu R, Redfield R, Hallahan CW, Folino M, Sathasivam K, Weisberg M, Andrews M, Hidalgo B, Vasquez J, Fauci AS. Evaluation of Initial CD4+ T Cell Counts in Individuals with Newly Diagnosed Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection, by Sex and Race, in Urban Settings.  J Infect Dis 2002 Jun 15; 185(12): 1818-21 [PMID: 12085332]
     
  4. Dybul M, Hidalgo B, Chun TW, Belson M, Migueles SA, Justement JS, Herpin B, Perry C, Hallahan CW, Davey RT, Metcalf JA, Connors M, Fauci AS. Pilot study of the effects of intermittent interleukin-2 on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-specific immune responses in patients treated during recently acquired HIV infection.  J Infect Dis 2002 Jan 1;185(1):61-8. [PMID: 11756982]
     
  5. Dybul M, Chun TW, Yoder C, Hidalgo B, Belson M, Hertogs K, Larder B, Dewar RL, Fox CH, Hallahan CW, Justement JS, Migueles SA, Metcalf JA, Davey RT, Daucher M, Pandya P, Baseler M, Ward DJ, Fauci AS Short-cycle structured intermittent treatment of chronic HIV infection with highly active antiretroviral therapy: effects on virologic, immunologic, and toxicity parameters.  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2001 Dec 18; 98(26): 15161-6. [PMID: 11734634]