Stefany D. Primeaux, PhD

Associate Professor of Research, Department of Physiology, LSUHSC

Adjunct Associate Professor, Joint Diabetes, Metabolism and Endocrinology Program, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Lion's Building
2020 Gravier Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-568-2633
Fax:     504-568-6158
Email: sprime@lsuhsc.edu


  • PhD, Biopsychology 2000, University of Georgia
  • MA, Psychology 1996, Southeastern Louisiana University
  • BS, Psychology 1994, Louisiana State University

Research Interests

  •  Regulation of feeding behavior and food preferences by taste-related mechanisms 
  • Genetic polymorphisms that regulate taste and food preferences 
  • Role of alcohol consumption on diet quality, dietary intake and food preferences -Effects exercise on metabolic comorbidities in HIV+ individuals with at-risk alcohol use 

Teaching Activities

  • Director of Human Pathophysiology for Nursing Students (HLSC3410)--Traditional track
  • Director of Human Pathophysiology for Nursing Students (HLSC3410CA)--Accelerated track
  • Director & Creator of Experimental Design & Analyses for Graduate Students (INTER143)
  • Co-Director of Pathophysiology and Medical Conditions for Occupational Therapy Students (OCCT6624)

Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

  • President of Faculty Assembly 2020-2021 (School of Medicine)
  • Chair of Faculty Assembly Awards Committee (School of Medicine)
  • Faculty Senate Delegate
  • Committe on Scholarships and Student Awards (School of Medicine)
  • Committee on Women's Affairs (School of Medicine)
  • Facilitator for HOUSES (School of Medicine) 
  • New Student Orientation Committee (School of Graduate Studies)
  •  Curriculum Committee (School of Graduate Studies)
  • Facilitator and mentor for MUSES Program (School of Nursing)

Selected Publications

See CV

Additional Info

Curriculum Vitae

Pubmed Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/12Uk9j68i8KQR/bibliography/public/

Patent PCT/US2016/046352 “Methods for Treating Obesity” 12/17/2019. Co-Inventors: Dr. Frank Greenway, Dr. Hans Rudi Berthoud from Pennington Biomedical Research Center.  

Center of Excellence

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Center of Excellence (ADACE)

Cardiovascular Center of Excellence