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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. […]

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New Bachelor of Science in Public Health Degree

We are Very Glad to Announce the new Bachelor of Science in Public Health Degree! The bachelor of science (BS) degree prepares students for graduate study in public health. Those who choose to work after obtaining their BS are usually employed by government, private, and nonprofit organizations in careers such as survey workers, educators, or […]

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SPH SGA Fall 2018 Semester in Review

We invite you to check out our Fall 2018 Semester in Review video. This video provides a one-minute overview of the accomplishments of last semester and the developments underway for the future! Click here to find out more about the School of Public Health’s Student Government Association.

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Effect of Cultural, Folk, and Religious Beliefs and Practices on Delays in Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer in African American Women

Certain cultural, folk, and religious beliefs that are more common among African Americans (AAs) have been associated with later-stage breast cancer. It is unknown if these beliefs are similarly associated with delays in diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Dr. Edward S. Peters, Professor and Chair of the LSU School of Public Health’s Epidemiology Program and an […]

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Dr. Peggy Honore participants in the World Health Organization Coalition of Partners Meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia

The 3rd meeting of the WHO European Region Coalition of Partners for Strengthening Public Health Services was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia on Nov 27 – 29, 2018. Dr. Peggy Honore attended to participate as a member of the Coalition’s Advisory Committee and to gather input from participants on her work to  develop a Financing Assessment […]

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LSU Names Dr. Dean G. Smith as Richard A. Culbertson Professor of Health Policy and Systems Management

The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health has named Dr. Dean G. Smith the Richard A. Culbertson Professor of Health Policy and Systems Management. This named professorship is newly available with the gift from Susan M. Leary and Richard A. Culbertson and was created to recognize academic excellence in the area […]

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ASPPH | LSU: Association between Continuity of Care and Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalization in Senior Adults with Asthma-COPD Overlap

Dr. Tung-Tseng, associate professor of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health behavioral and community health sciences, explains that the objective of the research was to investigate associations between continuity of care (COC) and emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalization for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma among elderly adults with […]

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LCP’s Very own Colleen Huard-Ryan won an award for Colorectal Cancer Screening

LCP’s own Colleen Huard-Ryan was recently recognized by the American Cancer Society for her outstanding work improving clinics’ colorectal cancer screening rates across the state, as well as the policy initiatives she is help spearheading via the Louisiana Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (LCCRT).  

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Boy Scout campers hospitalized after contracting rare soil disease at Camp Avondale; CDC investigating

At least two Boy Scout campers who returned from a recent trip with fevers, chills and a cough have been hospitalized for exposure to a rare and unusual disease linked to bird and bat droppings found in the soil, spurring involvement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. St. Francisville resident Emiley Bonano has […]

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LSU Studies Racial/Ethnic Differences in Utilization of Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer Patients

In this article, Dr. Tekeda Ferguson, Dr. Lu Zhang, and colleagues, cover the racial/ethnic differences in the utilization of chemotherapy among stage I-III breast cancer patients.   As chemotherapy has improved breast cancer survival, whether there are racial/ethnic differences in receiving chemotherapy is of public health interest. As black women have a higher likelihood to be […]