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Edward Trapido, ScD, F.A.C.E.

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UPDATED Message from the Dean

Updated: 1:29 PM –  3/16/2020

Dear Students,

A number of LSUHSC students may be ill and self-isolating.  It would be helpful for LSUHSC to know how many students are in this condition. School of Public Health Students – Please complete this form and return to Dean Smith (dgsmith@lsuhsc.edu) who will report on the number of students. STUDENT IDENTIFIER INFORMATION WILL NOT BE TRANSMITTED TO LSUHSC. Self-isolating is a very prudent decision if you have any symptoms. Please reach out to the teacher of a class, your advisor, or me if you have any challenges in participating in a remotely-conducted class or any challenges in completing assignments.

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I wish you all the best during this difficult time.

Dean

Dean G. Smith, PhD

Dean and Richard A. Culbertson Professor

of Health Policy & Systems Management

School of Public Health

LSU Health Sciences Center – New Orleans


3/12/2020

Message from the Dean: Move to Remote Learning Effective March 16th

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

Given the various declarations from the City of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana, the LSUHSC-NO will be moving all of its Lecture and Seminar classes into remote learning formats beginning Monday March 16, 2020. School of Public Health classes that wish to continue with experiments of remote learning today and Friday are welcome to do so.

The School of Public Health Continuity of Education Plan is here and following this message. We need to assure that classes are being held, that learning objectives are being realized and that students are participating. As we learn more about what works and what doesn’t work with our remote learning formats, we will update the Plan. As noted in the Plan, faculty – on a class-by-class basis – may still include in-person exams or other experiences. We encourage faculty to share course specific plans with students.

Classes will remain in remote learning format until further notice, which might run through the end of the Spring Semester.

Other than for classes, the campus will remain open. Faculty, Staff and students in student worker positions will continue to work on campus. Planning is underway for alternative arrangements should this be required by the City, State and LSUHSC-NO.

There are clearly a long list of additional issues that need to be addressed for working under conditions of a COVID-19 emergency. Some issues will be addressed by an announcement from the Chancellor’s Office this afternoon. Please raise questions about teaching, research, service and employment with Dr. Brisolara, Dr. Trapido, Dr. Williams and Ms. Barattini, respectively, and/or me on any matter.

Thank you for your continuing efforts in Public Health through this challenging time. I hope that you and your loved ones remain in good health.

Dean

Dean G. Smith, PhD

Dean and Richard A. Culbertson Professor

of Health Policy & Systems Management

School of Public Health

LSU Health Sciences Center – New Orleans

 

CONTINUITY OF EDUCATIONAL OPERATIONS

COV-19 MARCH 2020

 

INSTRUCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND ENROLLMENT POLICIES

Educational operations will continue during the event through remote education as follows:

  • Faculty will initiate remote instruction as of Monday, March 16. This will include holding a minimum of one class session via Moodle or other remote platform per week. These sessions may include one or more video lectures, PowerPoint presentations, interactive assignments, or reading and writing assignments as determined by course directors.
  • Communication will be maintained via Moodle announcements and/or email by the course director including details on assignments such as submission method.
  • Limited in person sessions may be facilitated on campus for exams or other assessment measures. These must be scheduled through the Dean and ADAA so appropriate locations can be confirmed.
  • Course directors will report to the ADAA student involvement in remote methods as collected during class sessions (attendance at synchronous sessions via Zoom, Moodle log of student viewing, assignment submission, emails). This is to verify all students are accounted for and participating.
  • Course directors should report any lack of student response to ADAA.
LINKS

LSUHSC-NO Emergency Alerts: https://911.lsuhsc.edu/

Moodle: https://moodle.lsuhsc.edu/login/index.php

Zoom: https://www.lsuhsc.edu/admin/it/helpdesk/zoom/default.aspx

SPH IT Support: https://sph.lsuhsc.edu/resources/computer-support/

Remote Teaching Resource List (DePaul crowd sourced list by university – open access): bit.ly/rtresourcelist

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Faculty

Faculty need to contact their students by Monday, March 16 to set their expectations.

  1. Ensure that each course has a Moodle presence.
  2. Develop and communicate to students, Program Director and ADAA amended syllabus or syllabus addendum to include course work, expectations and assignments that will change due to remote course administration.
  3. Course directors will report to the ADAA student involvement in remote methods as collected during class sessions (attendance at synchronous sessions via Zoom, Moodle log of student viewing, assignment submission, emails). This is to verify all students are accounted for and participating.
Students

Students will be required to contact course faculty to verify their ability to participate in remote sessions within the first week (7 days).  If additional technical or academic support is required, contact ADAA or IT Help Desk as soon as possible. Additional instructions related to required software can be found through the IT support page below. Students impacted by events prohibiting communication will be addressed on a case-by-case basis by the Dean.

  1. Sign up under LSUHSC Text Alert System https://lsuhsc.edu/eas/textemailalerts.aspx
  2. Ensure your LSUHSC credentials, password and security questions are up to date. Passwords can be reset by going to https://www.lsuhsc.edu/changepassword/
  3. Log on to the Moodle site within 48 hours of notification to receive further information regarding contacting course faculty for assignments, etc.
  4. Monitor LSUHSC email to ensure receipt of all official school communications.
  5. Faculty will continue to expect the same level of responsibility and performance from students during an event.
  6. Students are required to keep up with course work during the event as specified on course syllabi and Moodle.
  7. Students are required to turn in assignments on time during the event period and once the university campus has reopened.
  8. Students should also monitor the main LSUHSC site (lsuhsc.edu) for general information.

 

 


LSU: LA Medicaid Access for Treatment and Care for HCV (MATCH) Project

The cost of treatment for Hepatitis C virus (HCV) makes it unaffordable for most persons- up to $85,000 for an eight-week regimen. For the Medicaid covered population, and those in the prison system, paying for such treatments is prohibitive. The Governor of Louisiana and the Secretary of the LA Department of Health launched an innovative payment system to cover these costs. Louisiana committed to pay a fixed fee for the next five years to the manufacturer, but this will not exceed what Louisiana has paid in past years. In return, the drug manufacturer will provide unlimited access to the medication. This “Netflix” subscription model was rolled out in fall 2019 and hopes to treat up to 50,000 infected persons within a five period. Researchers at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health and LSU School of Medicine-New Orleans have been awarded a contract for the evaluation of this treatment program, through the Center for Healthcare Value and Equity. Drs. Edward TrapidoSusanne Straif-BourgeoisAshley Wennerstrom, and Benjamin Springgate will lead this effort, collaborating with the Office of Public Health, the Louisiana Medicaid program, and the Louisiana Department of Corrections. Dr. Trapido stated, “the logistics of delivering the program are complicated, and will undoubtedly shift over time. Eight weeks of treatment are recommended; compliance in getting refills and taking the medication will need to be examined during this period.”

LSU: LA Medicaid Access for Treatment and Care for HCV (MATCH) Project


LSU: Faculty and Researchers Used Emergency Department Data to Estimate Prevalence of Smoking in Young Adults

Faculty and researchers at the LSU School of Medicine (Drs. Stephen Kantrow and Sarah Jolley), Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health (Ms. Xinnan Wang, Dr. Tung-Sung Tseng, Dr. Dodie Arnold, Dr. Claudia Leonardi, Dr. Richard Scribner, Dr. Edward Trapido, Dr. Hui-Yi Lin), Ochsner Health System (Eboni Price Haywood) and the Louisiana Public Health Institute (Dr. Lisanne Brown) used emergency department (ED) data to estimate the prevalence of smoking in young adults. Most state or national surveys of smoking are limited in size- especially when looking at county level data, and phone based surveys have had decreasing responses. School based surveys are helpful, but limited by age.

The researchers used data from electronic health records (EHRs) for five EDs within U.S. Census-defined metropolitan New Orleans (New Orleans–Metairie, LA) for persons 18-24 years old. (15 percent of young adults are reported to have used EDs in the past year). Smoking status was available for 55,777 persons (91 percent of the total Emergency Departments); 61 percent were women, 55 percent were black, 35 percent were white, and 8 percent were Hispanic. One third of patients were uninsured. Most smokers used cigarettes (95 percent ). Prevalence of current smoking was 21.7 percent for women and 42.5 percent for men. Smoking prevalence was highest for substance use disorder (58 percent ), psychiatric illness (41 percent ) and alcohol use (39 percent ), and lowest for pregnancy (13.5 percent ). In multivariable analyses, male gender, white race, lack of health insurance, alcohol use, and illicit drug use were independently associated with smoking. Smoking risk among alcohol and drug users varied by gender, race, and/or age.

The BRFSS estimated 29 percent prevalence during the same time, and had data on 597 subjects aged 18–30 years. Although ED data are likely to overestimate tobacco use, the large sample size is useful- especially for stratum-specific estimates- particularly in a demographically diverse population. Dr. Stephen Kantrow, the lead investigator, stated ”this approach provides smoking data for a large sample of young adults in one metropolitan area, and may support longitudinal studies of smoking in high and low risk populations.

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Grantsmanship Workshop 2019

Grantsmanship Workshop
April 10 -12, 2019
LSU School of Public Health

Louisiana Cancer Research Center

 

The LSU School of Public Health-New Orleans hosted a Regional Grantsmanship Workshop at the Louisiana Cancer Research Center, on April 10-12th, 2019. Led by the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, faculty and graduate students listened to two and a half days of grant-related expertise from each of the NCI extramural divisions.

Left to Right – Damali Martin, Dr. Augusto Ochoa, Tiffany Wallace, Mark, Alexander,
Tawnya McKee, Kevin Dodd, Dr. Robert Croyle, Stephanie Land, Dr. Ed Trapido.

AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019

Track 1: Early-Career and Mid-Career Investigators
Welcome
Ed Trapido, ScD, F.A.C.E.
Associate Dean for Research,
Professor and Wendell Gauthier Chair for Cancer Epidemiology
LSU School of Public Health and the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center
Welcome
Fundamentals of Research Grants
Speaker: Mark Alexander, Public Health Advisor, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
Fundamentals of Training and Diversity Grants
Speakers: Susan Perkins, Program Director, Center for Cancer Training
Tiffany Wallace, Program Director, Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
Fundamentals of 2-year grants (R03/R21)
Speakers: Tiffany Wallace, Program Director, Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
Joanna Watson, Program Director, Division of Cancer Biology
Scientific Rigor and Reproducibility
Speaker: Kevin Dodd, Program Director, Division of Cancer Prevention
R01 Grantsmanship Strategies – Tips for submitting your best application possible
Speakers: Joanna Watson, Program Director, Division of Cancer Biology
Tiffany Wallace, Program Director, Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
Stephanie Land, Program Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
Review of funded R01
Speaker: Damali Martin, Program Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences

 

THURSDAY, April 11, 2019

Track 1: Early-Career and Mid-Career Investigators
Human Research Protocols/Ethical Issues (Web-ex)
Speaker: Dawn Corbett, NIH Inclusion Policy Officer, NIH
Mock Review Session
Presentation: The Review Process
Speaker: Damali Martin, Program Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Mock Review Session
Narrator: Susan Perkins Scientific Review Officer: Mark Alexander, Public Health Advisor, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Scientific Committee Chair: Tawnya McKee, Program Director, Division of Cancer Treatment and DiagnosisReviewers: Joanne Watson, Program Director, Division of Cancer Biology
Tiffany Wallace, Program Director, Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
Kevin Dodd, Program Director, Division of Cancer Prevention
Stephanie Land, Program Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences 
Responding to reviews and tips for resubmission
Speakers: Tawnya McKee, Program Director, Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
Damali Martin, Program Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
Panel Discussion: The review process and resubmission process
Moderator: Mark Alexander, Public Health Advisor, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Panelists: Damali Martin, Program Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
Tawnya McKee, Program Director, Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
Joanne Watson, Program Director, Division of Cancer Biology
Tiffany Wallace, Program Director, Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
Kevin Dodd, Program Director, Division of Cancer Prevention
Stephanie Land, Program Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences

 NCI Annual Plan and Budget Proposal
https://www.cancer.gov/about-nci/budget/about-annual-plan


 

FRIDAY, April 12, 2019

Track 2: Senior Investigators
Welcome
Round Table
NCI Funding for Investigator Initiated Research Grants
Speaker: Robert Croyle, Director, Division for Cancer Control and
Population Sciences

National Cancer Advisory Videocasts
Board of Scientific Advisors Videocasts
https://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/index.htm

Introduction
https://www.cancer.gov/news-events/events/advisory-board-meetings

 


Evaluation Committee

 

On behalf of the faculty, staff and administration of the LSU School of Public Health, we are always working hard to improve the quality of your education and professional development. Please use the button on top of this page for your comments, tips and suggestions on how we can make your educational experience better. You may submit completely anonymously.

Sincerely,

The LSU SoPH Evaluation Committee


Charge:
  • To participate in all evaluations related to the school’s strategic plan, including student exit surveys, alumni surveys, employer/agency surveys, focus groups and others annually
  • To report the findings of all evaluations to the Administrative Council and faculty in a timely fashion
  • To render advice and assistance for the Self Study to ensure effectiveness in meeting School mission, goals and objectives
  • To follow up recommendations from evaluations for appropriate response
2020 Members
  • Ed Trapido, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Chair
  • Kari Brisolara, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Donna Williams, Associate Dean for Practice and Community Engagement
  • Qingzhao Yu, Professor, BIOS
  • Ariane Rung, EPID, Associate Professor
  • Christine Brennan, Associate Professor, HPSM
  • Henry Nuss, Assistant Professor, BCHS
  • Elizabeth Levitzky, Assistant Professor, Program Director BCHS
  • Amee Barattini, Business Manager
  • Kc Madhav, Epi Data Center
  • Hasheemah Afaneh, Staff Assembly
  • Isabel Billiot, Academic Affairs (Admissions)
  • Martha Cuccia, Instructor, Academic and Student Affairs
  • Randi Kaufman, Diversity
  • Thanh Nguyen, MPH/MS Student
  • Mia Baker, MPH/MS Student

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Publications

Publications

Thomas, S.M., Horswell, R., Celestin, M.D., Dellinger, A.B., Kaiser, M., Butler, M. (2010). Awareness and Implementation of the 2000 US Public Health Service Tobacco Dependence Treatment Guideline in a Public Hospital System. Population Health Management; 14(2): 79-85. 

Moody-Thomas, S., Celestin, M., Horswell, R. (2013). Use of systems change and health information technology to integrate comprehensive tobacco cessation services in a statewide system for delivery of healthcare. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine; 3: 75-83.  

Moody-Thomas, S., Celestin, M.D., Tseng, T.S., Horswell, R. (2013). Patient tobacco use, quit attempts, and perceptions of healthcare provider practices in a safety-net healthcare system. Ochsner Journal; (13)3: 367-74. 

Purcell, E.P., Mitchell, C., Celestin, M.D., Evans, K.R., Haynes, V., McFall, A., Troyer, L., Sanchez, M.A. (2013). Research to Reality (R2R) Mentorship Program: Building Partnership, Capacity, and Evidence. Health Promotion Practice; 14(3): 321-327. 

Tseng, T.S., Moody-Thomas, S., Horswell, R., Yi, Y., Celestin, M.D., Jones, K.D. (2014). Using a health informatics system to assess effect of a federal cigarette tax increase on readiness to quit among low-income smokers, Louisiana, 2009. Prev Chronic Dis;11: E52. 

Celestin, M.D., Hart, A., Moody-Thomas, S. (2014). Partnering with Health Care Systems to Assess Tobacco Treatment Practices and Beliefs among Clinicians: Evaluating the Process. Preventing Chronic Disease; 11:130277. 

Moody-Thomas, S., Nasuti, L., Yi, Y., Celestin, M.D., Horswell, R., Land, T.G. (2015). Effect of systems change and use of electronic health records on quit rates among tobacco users in a public hospital system. Am J Public Health, Vol. 105, No. S2, pp. e1-e7. 

Celestin, M.D., Tseng, T.S., Moody-Thomas, S., Yi, Y., Jones-Winn, K., Hayes, C., Guillory, D. (2016). Effectiveness of group behavioral counseling on long-term quit rates in primary health care. Transl Cancer Res;5(Suppl 5): S972S982. 

Hayes-Watson, C., Nuss, H., Tseng, T.S., Parada, N., Yu, Q., Celestin, M.D., Guillory, D., Jones-Winn, K., Moody-Thomas, S. (2017). Self-management practices of smokers with asthma and/or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A cross sectional survey. COPD Research and Practice; 3(3): 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40749-017-0022-0. 

Celestin, M.D., Ferguson, T., Ledford, E.C., Tseng, T.S., Carton, T.W., Moody-Thomas, S. (2018). Differences in Treating Tobacco Use across National, State, and Public Hospital System Surveys. Prev Chronic Dis;15:170575

Hayes-Watson, C., Nuss, H., Celestin, M.D., Tseng, T.S., Parada, N., Yu, Q., Moody-Thomas, S. (2018). Health beliefs associated with poor disease self-management in smokers with asthma and/or COPD. J. Asthma; 1–8. 

Kao, Y.H., Celestin, M.D., Yu, Q., Moody-Thomas, S., Jones Winn, K., Tseng, T.S. (2019). Racial and Income Disparities in Health-Related Quality of Life among Smokers with a Quit Attempt in Louisiana. Medicina (Kaunas); 55(2).

Tseng, T.S., Gross, T., Celestin, M.D., Dang, W., Young, L., Kao, Y.H., Li, M., Smith, D.L., Bok, L.R., Fuloria, J., Moody-Thomas, S. (2019). Knowledge and attitudes towards low dose computed tomography lung cancer screening and smoking among African Americans—a mixed method study. Transl Cancer Res;8(Suppl 4):S431-S442. https://doi: 10.21037/tcr.2019.04.18.

Kao, Y., Celestin, M.D., Walker, C.D., Yu, Q., Couk, J., Moody-Thomas, S., et al. (2019). Smoking Relapse and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus–Related Emergency Department Visits Among Senior Patients with Diabetes. Prev Chronic Dis; 16:190027. 

Luo T, Li MS, Williams D, Phillippi S, Yu Q, Kantrow S, Kao YH, Celestin M, Lin WT, Tseng TS. (2021). Using social media for smoking cessation interventions: a systematic review. Perspect Public Health. Jan;141(1):50-63. Epub 2020 Feb 20. PMID: 32077368

Kao YH, Tseng TS, Celestin MD, Hart J, Young L, Li M, Bok LR, Smith DL, Fuloria J, Moody-Thomas S, Trapido EJ. (2021) Association Between the 5As and Stage of Change Among African American Smokers Eligible for Low-Dose Computed Tomography Screening. Prev Chronic Dis. 2021 Jul 15;18:E71. doi: 10.5888/pcd18.210073. PMID: 34264811; PMCID: PMC8300539.

Tseng TS, Celestin MD Jr, Yu Q, Li M, Luo T, Moody-Thomas S. Use of Geographic Information System Technology to Evaluate Health Disparities in Smoking Cessation Class Accessibility for Patients in Louisiana Public Hospitals. Front Public Health. 2021 Aug 12;9:712635. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.712635. PMID: 34476230; PMCID: PMC8406529.

Celestin Jr MD, Gee RE.  The epidemic during the pandemic: assessing the Federal Drug Administration’s efforts to curb youth smoking after passage of HR2339 by Congress. Am J Public Health. 2022;112(7):1005–1006. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2022.306901.


Study Team

Lead Investigator
Evrim Oral, PhD, MS
Associate Professor, Biostatistics
LSUHSC School of Public Health
2020 Gravier St., 2nd floor
(504) 568 6094
eoral@lsuhsc.edu
Co-Investigator
Edward Trapido, ScD, FACE
Associate Dean for Research & Professor
Wendell Gauthier Chair of Cancer Epidemiology
LSUHSC School of Public Health
2020 Gravier St., 3rd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 568 5700
Co-Investigator
Stephen Phillippi, Jr., PhD, LCSW, CCF
Professor and Program Director, Behaviroal & Community Health
LSUHSC School of Public Health
2020 Gravier St., 3rd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 568 5958
Co-Investigator
Michelle B. Moore, PsyD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
LSUHSC School of Medicine
1542 Tulane Avenue, 2nd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112
504-903-9213
Project Manager
Jessica K. Fox
Graduate student, Biostatistics
LSUHSC School of Public Health
2020 Gravier St., 2nd Floor
(504) 350 3920
jfox4@lsuhsc.edu

 


Project Evaluation Team: Faculty & Staff

Current Team 
Lead Investigator
Edward Trapido, ScD, FACE
2020 Gravier St., 3rd floor
(504) 568 5700
etrapi@lsuhsc.edu
Lead Investigator
Susanne Straif-Bourgeois, Ph.D., MPH, MS
2020 Gravier St., 3rd floor
(504) 568 5887
sstra1@lsuhsc.edu
Co-investigator
Evrim Oral, PhD
2020 Gravier St., 2nd floor
(504) 568 6094
eoral@lsuhsc.edu
Program Coordinator
Hasheemah Afaneh, MPH
2020 Gravier St., 3rd floor
(504) 568 5735
hafane@lsuhsc.edu
Former Team 
Lead InvestigatorAshley Wennerstrom, PhD,MPH
2020 Gravier St., Rm 364
(504) 568 5723
awenne@lsuhsc.edu
Co-investigatorBenjamin Springgate, MD,MPH
533 Bolivar St., Rm 505
(504) 568 2351
bspri2@lsuhsc.edu
Program ManagerOlivia Sugarman, MPH
533 Bolivar St., Rm 509
(504) 568 6097
okacsi@lsuhsc.edu

jLPHA

Submissions accepted through August 15, 2022 for November 2022 issue

 

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Editors-in-Chief

Kari Fitzmorris Brisolara, ScD, MSPH, QEP
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health

Donna L. Williams, MS, MPH, DrPH
Associate Dean for Practice and Community Engagement
Associate Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health

Managing Editors

Amber M. Brown. MPH
Instructor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health

Martha L. Cuccia, MPH, MCHES
Instructor, Health Policy and Systems Management
LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health

Laura Ricks, MPH
Communications Manager, LCP
LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health

Edward J. Trapido, Sc.D., F.A.C.E.
Associate Dean for Research
Professor and Wendell Gauthier Chair of Cancer Epidemiology
LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health

Editorial Board

Antoine Brantley, MPH
Evaluation Supervisor, STD/HIV/Hepatitis Program
Office of Public Health, Louisiana Department of Health

David J. Holcombe, MD, MSA
Regional Administrator/Medical Director
Louisiana Office of Public Health, Region 6 (Central Louisiana)

Candice A. Myers, PhD
Assistant Professor
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Stephen Murphy, PhD
Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Emily Nichols, MD
Director | Medical Director
Emergency Medical Services, City of New Orleans

Stephen Phillippi, PhD
Associate Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health

Jill Rush-Kolodzey, MD, MPH, DrPH
LSUS/LSUHSC-Shreveport MPH Program

Amy Thierry, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences
Xavier University of Louisiana

Maeve Wallace, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

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