Clinical Recruitment



New Orleans site:

11th floor
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Tulane University
1440 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-988-1016; 504-988-1056


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 Lanjuan Zhao, PhD, (Director)

  New Orleans site:

  • Research Staff: Jiaqiang Zhu
  • Research Staff: Karen Conroy
  • Research Staff: Rebecca Chaiban
  • Research Staff: Li Wu

 Major Equipment and Facilities:

  • Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) machine - Hologic Discovery A System
  • Phlebotomy
  • Muscle strength measurement

Participants Needed for the following project:

  Louisiana Osteoporosis Study

1) Recruitment Aim:  To recruit ~20,000 human subjects in New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas. To build a large sample pool for clinical, genetic epidemiology, functional genomic, epigenomics, and proteomics studies of osteoporosis and related health problems.

              2) Inclusion criteria:

    • Caucasians of European origin, African Americans, Latinos, or Asians;
    • Be ≥ 18 years of age;
    • Be willing to participate in the study and attend exam for bone densitometry, muscle strength measurements and blood draw (20ml). 

              3) Compensation: $25 (gift card) for a one-time visit


Make Your Appointment:

To save your time, we recommend you to review the documents listed below and complete the paperwork (one consent form and one questionnaire) before your scheduled visit.

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call at least one day in advance so that we may offer that appointment time to another volunteer.

Important Things to Know:

  • Please bring your picture identification.
  • Please withhold any vitamins and supplements the day before and the day of appointment.
  • Please wear non-metal DEXA scan friendly clothing for the bone scan.



To schedule an appointment at the New Orleans clinic:

Please call (504) 988-1056 or (504) 988-1016


Department of Biostatistics, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2001, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-988-5164