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Events September 27-29 Set for 20th Anniversary Celebration

During the last week of September 2023, the LSU School of Public Health will be hosting a series of events in honor of our 20th anniversary.  Celebrating the past, present and the future of excellence in the field of Public Health in Louisiana, the events will feature a wide array of topics.  Featuring many alumni […]

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LSU Health Policy Honors Medical Student Contributes to 3 Behavioral Health Reports During Her Fellowship at the ACAP

To fulfill requirements of the LSUHSC-NO Health Policy Honors Program, Margaret Richard completed an 8-week Policy Fellowship at the Association of Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) in Washington, DC. ACAP is the national trade association which represents not-for-profit Safety Net Health Plans across the nation. During her tenure at ACAP, one of her assignments was to […]

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Effect of chronic disease on racial difference in COVID-19–associated hospitalization among cancer patients

Research indicates that Black cancer patients have higher rates of COVID-19 hospitalization than their White counterparts. However, the extent to which chronic diseases contribute to racial disparities remains uncertain. We aimed to quantify the effect of chronic diseases on racial disparity in COVID-19–associated hospitalization among cancer patients. To Read the full article, click HERE

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Dr. Peggy Honoré, Professor LSUHSC-NO, presents Research Findings at the 1st PUPP Research Day

The LA Medicaid Public University Partnership Program (PUPP) was created by the Louisiana Department of Health, Bureau of Health Services Financing (LDH) to support research and evaluation projects that further the proper and efficient administration of the Louisiana Medicaid program to promote delivery of evidence-based, high-quality, accessible, and cost-effective care to Louisiana Medicaid members. Dr. […]

LSUHSC Students Win Prestigious APHA Grant for Climate Change and Health Equity Event

We are thrilled to announce a significant achievement for our LSU Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) community. Two of our dedicated students, Jessica Stein in the School of Public Health and Sarah Melton in the Graduate School, have secured a highly competitive grant from the American Public Health Association (APHA). Their remarkable accomplishment will pave the […]

Robust Ratio Estimation with an Application to Covid-19 Data from Louisiana

The first case of Covid-19 was identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Since then, it has spread worldwide causing an ongoing pandemic. It has affected all nations profoundly, causing issues from crippling economies to mental health problems. Consequently, accurately estimating the Covid-19 infections and deaths have been crucial for epidemiologists, public health workers, and […]

Interim Associate Dean of Research

Dr. Qingzhao Yu is a professor of biostatistics at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center–New Orleans. She has more than 20 years of experience working as a biostatistician with scientists, researchers, and caregivers. She is currently a principal investigator (PI) for one R01 grant and one R15 grant. Dr. Yu is also a co-investigator for […]

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Hui-Yi Lin named Program Director of Biostatistics

Hui-Yi Lin, Ph.D., MS has been named Director of the Biostatistics Program at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences (LSUHSC) School of Public Health. She is a Professor of Biostatistics at LSUHSC and also serves as the Director of the Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Core at the Center for Translational Viral Oncology (CTVO), and as Co-Director […]

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Mediation of BMI on 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels in U.S. Adults with Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Consumption

ABSTRACT – Body mass index (BMI) as well as sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) has been suggested to independently decrease 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D). However, the relationship between SSB, BMI, and 25(OH)D is uncertain. This study aimed to investigate the potential mediating role of BMI in the association between SSB intake and 25(OH)D. A total of 4505 representative […]

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A Model for Management and Finance Education for Future Public Health Leaders

Public health leaders, especially during times of declared emergencies, are increasingly faced with challenges in the context of finite and often limited resources. Dr. Peggy Honore’ (LSUHSC-NO) and Drs. Kristy Hayes and Harry Heiman (CDC and Georgia State University) explored methods for building competencies to better prepare public health professionals to meet this challenge. The […]