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Loni Philip Tabb, PhD

Assistant Professor

Loni Philip Tabb
Phone: 267.359.6217
College: School of Public Health
Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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BS, MS, Mathematics, Drexel University; AM, PhD, Biostatistics, Harvard University


Dr. Tabb is a Drexel University alumna.  She received her PhD and AM degrees in Biostatistics from Harvard University. Dr. Tabb also received a MS and BS in Mathematics from Drexel University.  Her research focuses on spatial statistics and epidemiology with applications in health disparities, violence, and toxicity studies.  More recently, Dr. Tabb has been interested in examining the spatial and spatio-temporal relationship of alcohol-related violence in urban settings.

Research Interests

  • Behavioral HIV prevention with Black heterosexual men
  • Structural context (e.g., unemployment, incarceration, poverty, racial discrimination) of HIV risk in Black communities
  • Masculinity ideologies, sexual scripts, and HIV risk among Black heterosexual men
  • Coping, resilience and social support in the live of Black heterosexual men
  • Survival analysis
  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Poverty
  • Health Disparities
  • Statistics
  • Statistical analysis
  • Impact of social characteristics of communities and individuals on population health, particularly as it relates to active aging, women’s health and health disparities
  • Epidemiology of autism spectrum disorders
  • Violence
  • Urban health issues
  • Racial and ethnic health disparities
  • Bayesian methods
  • Spatial statistics/epidemiology
  • Categorical data analysis
  • Zero-inflation in longitudinal (count) data
  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Application of statistics to behavioral, biological and medical sciences
  • Environmental determinants of health
  • Air quality
  • Epidemiology
  • Modeling
  • Obesity
  • Adolescent health
  • Aging
  • Community health
  • Mixture distributions
  • Mutlivariate analysis
  • Structural equation modeling
  • Survival analysis
  • Social and Psychiatric
  • Environmental and Built Environment
  • GIS-based and spatial analysis


Ambroggio, L. , Taylor, J. A., Tabb, L. P., Newschaffer, C. J., Evans, A. A., Shah, S. S. Comparative Effectiveness of Empiric Beta-Lactim Macrolide Combination Therapy in Children Hospitalized with Community-Acquired Pneumonia (in press, 2012) The Journal of Pediatrics.

Ambroggio, L. , Tabb, L. P. , OMeara, T., Sheer-Collins, S., McGowan, K. L., Shah, S. S. Influence of Antibiotic Susceptibility Patterns on Empiric Antibiotic Prescribing for Children Hospitalized with Community-Acquired Pneumonia (2012) Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 31(4): 331-6.

Chakraborty R, Vepuri V, Mhatre SD, Paddock BE, Miller S, Michelson SJ, Delvadia R, Desai A, Vinojur M, Melicharek DJ, Utreja S, Khandelwal P, Ansaloni S, Goldstein LE, Moir RD, Lee JC, Tabb LP, Saunders AJ, and Marenda DR (2011) Characterization of a Drosophila Alzheimer's Disease Model: Pharmacological Rescue of Cognitive Defects. PLoS ONE 6(6): e20799.  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020799