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LSUHSC SPH Study: Improving low-income residents’ utilization of farmers markets

Read the full news released featured in the AAAS and EurekAlert!, “Improving low-income residents’ utilization of farmers markets” February 20, 2018 New Orleans, LA – A pair of studies conducted at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health found reasons and possible solutions to improve low-income residents’ access to fresh, local produce at farmers […]

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We Saw Long-lasting Reforms from Models for Change in Our States

Dr. Stephen Phillippi, Director of the Institute for Public Health & Justice and Chair of the Behavioral & Community Health Science Program, contributes to this month edition of the publication Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Read the full article featured in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, “We Saw Long-lasting Reforms from Models for Change in Our […]

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Peter Scharf, a crime expert and Faculty in SPH, weighs in on New Orleans Police Street Cameras

Peter Scharf, a crime expert and Faculty in SPH, weighs in on New Orleans Police Street Cameras. Read the full article featured in the New Your Times, “Will 1,500 Street Cameras Be a Wet Blanket in New Orleans?” By Richard Fausset Jan. 30, 2018 NEW ORLEANS — Can the allure of this famously rakish and […]

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2018 ASPPH Annual Meeting

Registration for the 2018 ASPPH Annual Meeting is open. The meeting features programing for academic public health leaders, faculty, staff, and students, current public health and global health concerns, and the future of academic public health. The deadline to register is Friday, February 23 and the hotel reservation deadline is Friday, February 16. For more information, visit: https://www.aspph.org/event/2018annualmeeting/

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LSU Program Director Awarded Grant to Develop an Interactive Voice Response System Intervention for Pregnant Smokers

Mr. Michael Celestin, Director of the Louisiana Tobacco Control Initiative and Instructor of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health, has been awarded pilot funding by the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium to develop a culturally tailored intervention using Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) technology to promote and […]

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Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) at LSUHSC – New Orleans

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is part of an effort by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that works to build a Culture of Health. The mission of the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested […]

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Farmers’ Market Utilization among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Recipients in New Orleans

Dr. Henry Nuss, assistant professor of behavioral and community health sciences at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health, is the lead author of an article entitled “Farmers’ Market Utilization among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Recipients in New Orleans, Louisiana: Preliminary Findings”.  The pilot study, published in Ethnicity and Disease, examined farmers’ market awareness […]

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2017 School of Public Health John A. Rock, MD Visiting Scholar

Stephen Weiss, PhD, MPH, is a major contributor in establishing Behavioral Medicine as a discipline and is founder of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. His internationally recognized leadership in the fields of health psychology and behavioral medicine of health have earned the Award of Distinguished Professional for his contributions to applied research. Dr. Weiss retired […]

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APHA Live! Available for On-Demand

Couldn’t make it to APHA 2017 in Atlanta? You can still watch on-demand sessions and presentations that you missed – learn, be inspired APHA Live. Contact mcuccia@lsuhsc.edu  for the LSU password to access the on-demand sessions of APHA for Faculty, Students and Staff. 13th Annual Public Health Finance Roundtable Sunday, November 5th, 2017 Georgia World […]

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SPH Faculty awarded grants to address iron, lead and pathogen contamination in rural public water systems, and Harvey-affected private water wells

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) School of Public Health-New Orleans, faculty members, Adrienne Katner, DEnv and Susanne Straif-Bourgeois, PhD are part of a team of researchers headed by Drs. Marc Edwards, PhD, and Kelsey Pieper, PhD of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VA Tech) that was awarded a $600,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) RAPID Response […]