Tung-Sung Tseng, DrPH, MS, CHES/MCHES

 Associate Professor

2020 Gravier Street, 3rd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-568-6022
Fax: 504-568-5701



Bachelor of Science - 1994
Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

Master of Science - 1996
National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Doctor of Public Health - 2005
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA


Dr. Tung-Sung Tseng, is an Associate Professor in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at School of Public Health, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Dr. Tseng is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) / Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) and co-chairs the Ethics Committee of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). He is an active member of the Tobacco Control Initiative (TCI), a multi-disciplinary program the specializes in helping tobacco users quit, in party by offering free or low-cost tobacco treatment services to all Louisiana public hospital patients, employees, and the communities they serve. He also serves as a member of Design and Analysis Core, LSU’s Improving Clinical Outcomes Network and Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center. His primary research interests include tobacco control, childhood obesity, gene-environment interaction, risk behavioral patterns, health promotion interventions and evaluations, health disparities, and cancer prevention among ethnic minorities and underserved populations.

Research Interests

Tobacco Control
Cancer Prevention and Control
Health Disparities

Childhood obesity
Health Promotion Interventions and Evaluations
Risk Behaviors and Behavioral Patterns
Community-Based Participatory Research

Teaching Activities

Community Health Analysis, Health Disparities and Ecology

Advanced Community Health Analysis 

Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

American Public Health Association, 2003-Present
Society for Public Health Education, 2006-Present
Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 2007-Present
Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2007-Present
Curriculum Committe, School of Public Health, LSUHSC
Chair, Ethics Committee, Society for Public Health Education
Special Projects Committee/Action Groups, Genomics Forum, American Public Health Association
Review Board, American Journal of Health Behavior, 2009-Present
Review Board, International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 2006-Present

Associate Editor, Health Behavior and Policy Review, 2013-Present.

Associate Editor, Translational Cancer Research, 2015

Selected Publications

Tseng TS, Lin H, Gender and Age Disparity in Health Related Behaviors and Behavioral Patterns Based on A National Study of Taiwan, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine 15(1):1-7, 2008.

Kohler C, Schoenberger YM, Tseng TS, Rose L., Correlates of transitions in stage of change for quitting among adolescent smokers. Addictive Behaviors, 33:1615-1618, 2008.

Tseng TS, Holt CL, Shipp M, Eloubeidi M, Britt K, Norena M, Fouad MN., Predictors of colorectal cancer knowledge and screening among church-attending African Americans and Whites in the Deep South, Journal of Community Health. 34(2):90-97, 2009.

Bastida, E.M., Tseng, T.S., McKeever, C., Jack, L. Ethics and Community-Based Participatory Research: Perspectives From the Field. Health Promotion Practice. 11(1): 16-20, 2010.

Tseng, T.S., Lin, H., Martin, M.Y., Chen, T., Partridge, E. Disparities in Smoking and Cessation Status among Cancer Survivors and Non-Cancer Individuals: A Population-based Study from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 4(4): 313-321, 2010.

Martin, M.Y., Kim, Y., Kratt, P., Litaker, M., Kohler, C., Schoenberger, Y., Clarke, S., Prayor-Patterson, H., Tseng, T.S., Pisu, M., Williams, O.D. Medication Adherence among Rural, Low Income Hypertensive Adults: A Randomized Trial of a Multimedia Community Based Intervention. American Journal of Health Promotion. 25(6):372-378, 2011.

Tseng, T.S., Lin, H., Moody-Thomas, S., Martin, M.Y., Chen, T. Who Tended to Continue Smoking after Cancer Diagnosis: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2008. BMC Public Health. 2012 Sep 14;12(1):784. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22974404.

Lin, H.Y., Amankwah, E.K., Tseng, T.S., Qu, X., Chen, D.T., Park, J.Y. SNP-SNP Interaction Network in Angiogenesis Genes Associated with Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness. PLoS One. 2013;8(4), e59688: 1-9.

Moody-Thomas, S., Celestin, M.D. Jr.,Tseng, T.S., Horswell, R. Patient Tobacco Use, Quit Attempts, and Perception of Health Care Provider Practices in a Safety-Net Health Care System. The Ochsner Journal. 13:367-374. 2013

Martin, M.Y., Evans, M., Kratt, P., Pollack, L., Lee, J., Oster R., Dignan, M., Prayor-Patterson, H., Watson, C., Houston, P., Andrews, S., Liwo, A., Tseng, T-S., Hullett, S., Oliver, J., Pisu, M. Meeting the Information Needs of Lower Income Cancer Survivors: Results of a Randomized Control Trial Evaluating the American Cancer Society's "I Can Cope".  Journal of Health Communication. 0:1-19. 2014.

Tseng, T.S., Moody-Thomas, S., Ronald, H., Young, Y., Celestin, M.D. Jr.,  Jones, K.D. Impact of a federal cigarette tax increase on readiness-to-quit among low-income smokers. Preventing Chronic Disease.11:130203. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd11.130203, 2014

Zabaleta, J., Velasco-Gonzalez, C., Estrada, J., Ravussin, E., Pelligrino, N., Mohler, M., Larson-Meyer, D. E., Boulares, H., Powell-Young, Y., Bennett, B., Happel, K., Cefalu, W., Scribner, R., Tseng, T.S., and Sothern, M. Inverse correlation of inflammatory markers with metabolic parameters in healthy, Black and White pre-pubertal youth. International Journal of Obesity.38(4):563-8, 2014.

Bonis, M., Loftin, M., Ward, D., Tseng, T.S., Clesi, A., Sothern, M. Improving physical activity in daycare interventions. Childhood Obesity. 10(4): 334- 341. 2014.

Zhang, L., Chen, L., Ferguson, T., Simonsen, N., Tseng, T.S. Racial/Ethnic Disparities of HRQOL among US Adult Self-Reported Diabetic Patients from NHANES 2001-2008. The Diabetes Educator. 40(4), 496-506. 2014.

Tseng TS, Park JY, Zabaleta J, Moody-Thomas S, Sothern MS, Chen T, Lin HY. Role of nicotine dependence on the relationship between genetic variants and risk of lung adenocarcinoma. PLoS One.  9(9): e107268. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0107268, 2014

Mohler, M., Tseng, T.S., Volaufova, J., Scribner, R., Nuss, H., and Sothern, M. Preschool obesity is inversely associated with vegetable intake, grocery stores and outdoor play. Pediatric Obesity, doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12058, 2015

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