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Term Limits in Academic Public Health Administration

Dean G. Smith, PhD Abstract Objectives: Term limits might be appropriate for leadership positions in academic public health. This study assessed the appointment processes and terms for deans, directors, and chairs of schools and programs of public health and their views on term limits. Methods: A 10-question survey was developed for the Association of Schools […]

School-based health centers, academic achievement, and school discipline

:A systematic review of the literature Published in the Journal of Children and Youth Services Review 118 (2020) 105467 – September 11, 2020 School-based health centers (SBHCs) mitigate the long-term effects of poor health on children and adolescents. Although varied in staffing patterns and services provided, SBHCs aim to advance health equity among populations with […]

Oct. Issue AJPH, Hurricane Katrina 15 Years After: Special Section by LSUHSC SPH

The October issue of the American Journal of Public Health is now online and it includes a Special Section on Hurricane Katrina 15 Years After. This Special Section was a collaboration between the LSU Health School of Public Health, Tulane School of Public Health, Louisiana Public Health Institute, and a few other partners in New […]

ASPPH: This is Public Health Virtual Fair September 16th

Louisiana State University’s School Public Health in New Orleans is participating in Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASSPH) Virtual Fair. This FREE event takes place Wednesday, September 16th, 2020, between 9 am/CT– 5pm/CT. Click here to view our schedule for this fair. This ASSPH Virtual Fair allows you to connect in real-time […]

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New Publication by SPH’s Dr. Ashley Wennerstrom

Action to Improve Social Determinants of Health: Outcomes of Leadership and Advocacy Training for Community Residents Abstract: Racial and ethnic disparities remain a public health problem and are largely due to social determinants of health (SDOH). Using an adapted 36-hour community health worker (CHW) curriculum, we trained 42 lay community residents in New Orleans, Louisiana, […]

Will Hurricane Laura’s evacuations, recovery efforts be fertile ground for spread of coronavirus?

BY JEFF ADELSON | Staff writer Published in nola.com, Aug 29, 2020 at 9:00 am | Updated Aug 29, 2020 at 8:17 pm There could be another layer to the pain, suffering and destruction wrought by Hurricane Laura this year: the toll the still-active coronavirus pandemic will take. The mass evacuations that preceded the devastating […]

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Natural Disaster Emergency Response to Private Well User Needs: Evaluation of a Pilot Outreach Approach

After a flood, private well users are recommended to disinfect their well to eliminate potential microbial contamination but research gaps exist on user implementation of recommended procedures. This study evaluated a distance education class on well disinfection after severe flooding that was piloted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Participants submitted a well water […]

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Cervical cancer screening for individuals at average risk: 2020 guideline update from the American Cancer Society

Elizabeth T. H. Fontham, MPH, DrPH1; Andrew M. D. Wolf, MD2; Timothy R. Church, PhD3; Ruth Etzioni, PhD 4,5; Christopher R. Flowers, MD, MS 6; Abbe Herzig, PhD7; Carmen E. Guerra, MD 8; Kevin C. Oeffinger, MD 9; Ya-Chen Tina Shih, PhD 10; Louise C. Walter, MD 11,12; Jane J. Kim, PhD13; Kimberly S. Andrews, […]

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The Disease Ecology, Epidemiology, Clinical Manifestations, and Management of Trichinellosis Linked to Consumption of Wild Animal Meat

Published in Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 2020; 31(2): 235e44 Trichinellosis (formerly trichinosis) is a parasitic infection caused by migrating larvae of Trichinella nematodes. Trichinella worms are among the world’s most widely distributed zoonotic parasites, with a large animal reservoir in amphibians, reptiles, rodents, birds, and mammals. Historically, human trichinellosis was caused by Trichinella spiralis, the […]

Mindfulness Intervention to Decrease Post-Disaster Anxiety

Mindfulness, a concept increasingly provided in healthcare practices, is widely acknowledged as a healthy way to manage stress and improve well-being. Research findings show that mindfulness-based practices greatly improves quality of life, increases memory, and improves emotional regulation. Research was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of a mindfulness intervention to reduce post-disaster anxiety disorders following […]