COVID-19 Update – Admissions Update (March 27, 2020)

Please be advised that as of March 26, 2020, LSUHSC School of Public Health will be waiving the GRE for all applicants to our MPH, MS and PhD programs for summer and fall 2020. This is a temporary measure to alleviate the burden for our applicants during this public health emergency. We will revisit this […]

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What can we do for ourselves and our community?

3/23/2020 by Dr. Donna Williams Associate Dean for Practice and Community Engagement at LSU Health School of Public Health. My octogenarian parents are experiencing cabin fever.  Even into their 80’s they have remained active. Since their ages bring increased risk, they are being super cautious.  However there is a calm about them.  They were children […]

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Updated Guidance Regarding LSUHSC-NO and COVID-19

March 16, 2020 (6pm) As the cases of presumptive COVID-19 continue to increase across the region, LSU Health New Orleans is taking additional steps to reduce transmission of this viral pandemic.  Effective immediately, we are transitioning to a modified work and learning environment to protect the health of our community while continuing to fulfill our […]

SPH on WWL First News with Tommy Tucker

Our very own Dr. Susanne Straif-Bourgeouis will be giving her expert take on what New Orleans needs to do in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. Make sure to check out her LIVE interview on WWL (AM 870 and FM 105.3) Wednesday morning during First News with Tommy Tucker.

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UPDATED Message from the Dean

Updated: 1:29 PM –  3/16/2020 Dear Students, A number of LSUHSC students may 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 ( who will report on the number of students. […]

Coronavirus/Covid-19: A Note from the LSU SPH Epidemiologists

I know there is much discussion and uncertainty about the threats posed by Coronavirus/Covid-19. Following are some recent and interesting epidemiologic papers on Coronavirus. These papers are some of Dr. Straif-Bourgeois’s favorite reads right now. (Dr. Straif-Bourgeois‘s expertise is Infectious Disease Epidemiology and she is faculty in Epidemiology at the LSU School of Public Health.) […]

LSU: Using Social Media for Smoking Cessation Interventions, A Systematic Review

Previous studies have shown that smoking tobacco significantly increases both incidence and mortality rates for many diseases. Social media has become one of the most influential platforms for various smoking cessation interventions. However, results from smoking cessation interventions have differed from study to study. Limited studies have summarised cessation outcomes from social media-based interventions. According […]

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LSU: Louisiana Tumor Registry and NCI Data Show Advanced Colorectal Cancers at Recommended Screening Age

A study analyzing Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center’s Louisiana Tumor Registry (LTR) and other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated tumor registry data found that by the time recommended screening for colorectal begins; cancers have already spread in a high percentage of people. Results report that the rate of colorectal cancer incidence increased by 46.1 percent […]

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Associations of Liver Disease with Alcohol Use among People Living with HIV and the Role of Hepatitis C: The New Orleans Alcohol Use in HIV Study

The primary objective of this study was to assess whether lifetime drinking history and current hazardous or harmful drinking were associated with liver disease as measured by non-invasive markers. Results indicate a greater association of current alcohol use with liver disease than lifetime alcohol use, which varied by HCV status. While HIV/HCV+ co-infected participants seem […]

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SPH Goes Red for Cardiovascular Disease

Do you know what causes cardiovascular disease in women? What about the survival rate? Or whether women of all ethnicities share the same risk? The fact is: cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! But it doesn’t affect all women […]