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    Lena Camperlengo

Lena Camperlengo

Ph.D., R.N.
Director, Research Operations

Dr. Lena Camperlengo is Director of Research Operations for Premier Applied Sciences®, the research and analytics division of Premier. Dr. Camperlengo leads prospective research and quality measure development. She is an expert in systems thinking evaluation and qualitative research, and has trained professionals on maternal-child health for more than 20 years. Dr. Camperlengo has authored a book chapter and 14 peer-reviewed publications on CDC-NIH’s Sudden Death in the Young Case Registry; epidemiology of sudden death in infants, children, and young adults; and the Zika virus. She served for a decade as a Health Scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), developing the Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Case Registry and the Sudden Death in the Young Case Registry. The CDC deployed Dr. Camperlengo to China to lead strategic planning and training on “Developing Logic Models for Research and Non-Research Projects” and “Evaluating Population-Based Surveillance Systems.” She has served on federal workgroups and currently chairs the American Public Health Association’s SIDS, Infant Mortality and Preterm Birth Committee. She was also Florida’s Medical Home Champion and Nursing Consultant for Florida’s Children’s Medical Services. Dr. Camperlengo earned a doctorate degree in public health from Florida A&M University, a post-graduate certificate in program evaluation from Florida State University, a master’s degree in public health from University of South Florida, a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University, and an RN from LSU Health New Orleans Health Sciences Center. She received the New Investigator Award for the International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death (ISPID).

Featured Publications

Camperlengo, et al. (2014). Improving sudden unexplained infant death investigation practices: an evaluation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s SUID Investigation Training Academies. The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology35(4), 278-282. https://journals.lww.com/amjforensicmedicine/Abstract/2014/12000/Improving_Sudden_Unexplained_Infant_Death.15.aspx

Camperlengo, et al. (2017). The sudden death in the young case registry: Collaborating to understand and reduce mortality. Pediatrics139(3), e20162757. https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/139/3/e20162757

Camperlengo, L., et al. (2017). Awareness, beliefs, and actions concerning Zika virus among pregnant women and community members—US Virgin Islands, November–December 2016. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report66(34), 909. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5657787/

Education

  • DrPH, Florida A&M University
  • M.P.H., University of South Florida
  • B.S., Louisiana State University
  • R.N., LSU Health New Orleans Health Sciences Center
  • Certificate, Program Evaluation, Florida State University

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