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UPDATED Message from the Dean

Updated: 1:29 PM –  3/16/2020 Dear Students, A number of LSUHSC students may be 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 […]

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 […]

LSU Health Tumor Registry Launches New Interactive Resource

LSU Health New Orleans Louisiana Tumor Registry has launched a new, user-friendly, interactive, online tool to provide easier access to cancer information in Louisiana. To our knowledge, Louisiana Cancer Data Visualization provides the most complete information of any online state-specific, cancer resource tool in the United States. Louisiana Cancer Data Visualization is posted online here. […]

Racial and Income Disparities in Health-Related Quality of Life among Smokers with a Quit Attempt in Louisiana

February 13, 2019 – New Orleans, LA In the recent study, “Racial and Income Disparities in Health-Related Quality of Life among Smokers with a Quit Attempt in Louisiana,” published in Medicina 2019, smoking was found to be associated with a lower health-related quality of life (HRQOL). However, there is little information about the association between […]

How does gaining too much weight during pregnancy impact the child?

“Intaking too much food, that’s high in sugar, high in saturated fat, and low in nutrients will turn a good gene off and a bad gene on.” When local doctors studied obesity of citizens on a south Caribbean island, they found many lessons to bring back home to the U.S. It’s an island plentiful in […]

JOIN THE MOVEMENT: National Public Health Week, April 2-8, 2018

Join us in celebrating National Public Health Week and become part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. We’re celebrating the power of prevention, advocating for healthy and fair policies, sharing strategies for successful partnerships and championing the role of a strong public health system. We invite you to participate […]

Sunayana Udaya Kumar, MPH Epidemiology Student,1st Place at AHA Lifestyle Early Career Competition

Sunayana Udaya Kumar, MPH Candidate in Epidemiology at the LSUHSC School of Public Health was awarded 1st place at the American Heart Association (AHA) Lifestyle Early Career Thesis Competition. The competition was held at the AHA EPI/Lifestyle 2018 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, LA on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Her presentation, “Non-invasive Maneuvers for Evaluation […]

United Nations International Day of Happiness

Every day it is part of our mission at LSUHSC School of Public Health – health and wellbeing. March 20, 2018 According to UN, people are now recognizing that ‘progress’ should be about increasing human happiness and wellbeing, not just growing the economy. This campaign is a global celebration to mark the United Nations International […]

Dr. Edward Peters appointed Vice-Chair of the LSU HSC IRB

Dr. Edward Peters has been appointed to serve as Vice-Chair of the LSU Health Sciences Center’s Human Research Protection Program and Institutional Review Board (IRB). He has served as a member of the LSU HSC Human Research Protection Program and IRB since 2005. As Chancellor Larry H. Hollier noted, “human subject research is an important […]