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1st-of-its-kind Study Associates Obesity with Poorer Stroke Outcomes in Non-White Patients

New Orleans, LA – Research led by LSU Health New Orleans faculty has found that obesity contributed to poorer outcomes in non-white patients who had hemorrhagic strokes. It is one of the few studies examining outcomes of patients with obesity following intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) and is the first such study conducted within the stroke belt […]

LSU SPH and Healthcare Service Division Team to Receive the 2018 ACP Quality Connect: Champion Award

The American College of Physicians Center for Quality has announced that the LSU Health Science Center Team, composed of members from both the School of Public Health and Healthcare Services Division, will receive the 2018 ACP Quality Connect: Champion Award. This award was given at the 5th annual ACP Quality Connect Luncheon on Thursday, April […]

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Erica J. Washington, PhD Student in Epidemiology receives the Reverend Connie Thomas Award

This year, Erica J. Washington, PhD student in the School of Public Health Epidemiology Program, was presented with The Reverend Connie Thomas Award in honor and appreciation of her years of service and dedication to Luke’s House, the community and her robust work in the field of healthcare. Erica was honored with this award on […]

Colon cancer occurrence and deaths high in Louisiana

Louisiana Cancer Prevention & Control Programs (LCP) on the WWL Health Watch Colon cancer is out-ranked only by lung cancer and people in Louisiana are even more at risk. Author: Meg Farris Published: 5:02 PM CDT March 19, 2018 Updated: 5:28 PM CDT March 19, 2018 It’s the number two cancer killer in the U.S. […]

Health concerns from cleaning products

New Orleans, LA – February 19, 2018 Dr. James Diaz, Director of Environmental and Occupation Health & Professor, was featured on Healthy Living for FOX 8 News speaking on the dangers of cleaning agents especially in women. This report focused on the impact on the regular use of cleaning agents and the impact on the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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/

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 […]

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 […]