LSU: New Center for Evidence to Practice

On June 19th, 2019 the Academic and Student Affairs Committee of the Louisiana Board of Regents approved the Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Behavioral Health at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-School of Public Health, New Orleans, as an Academic Center. The Center for Evidence to Practice is a collaboration between Louisiana State University Health Sciences […]

LSU: Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Low Dose Computed Tomography Lung cancer Screening and Smoking Among African Americans—a mixed method study

According to Dr. Tung-Sung Tseng, associate professor at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) School of Public Health, the purpose of this study is to investigate knowledge, attitudes, and smoking cessation needs for African Americans who receive low dose computed tomography (LDCT) in an effort to reduce the health burden of lung cancer. The research team […]

LSU: Studies Association Between Smoking and Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio Among Prostate Cancer Survivors

An elevated neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been proven as a vital predictor of progression and mortality for prostate cancer. Smoking is a risk factor for increasing NLR. Drs. Tung-Sung Tseng, Yu-Hsiang Kao along with a team of researchers from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) School of Public  Health examined the effect of smoking on […]

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New Undergraduate Public Health Degree at LSU Health Sciences Center

Dr. Elizabeth Levitzky, program director for our new Undergraduate Public Health Degree was recently featured on WWL’s Great Day Louisiana morning show.  The undergraduate program will provide students with a unique opportunity to collaborate with those at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans as well as faculty and researchers at other LSU campuses throughout the […]

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LSU: Researchers Study PTSD Symptom Profiles among Louisiana Women Affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

A new study from the epidemiology department at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health with collaborators from Brown University, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and Brigham and Women’s Hospital report that women living in southeast Louisiana exposed to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill exhibit high levels of self-reported […]

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. […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]