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:

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 […]

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 […]

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  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 […]

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 […]

Komen Race for the Cure Walk/Run

For the last 5 years, LSUHSC has established a school team to participate in the local Komen Race for the Cure Walk/Run in City Park.  Last year, we had the largest school team, an honor for which we received a plaque and special recognition at the after party.  We want to continue to show that […]

Dr. Rebekah Gee Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

New Orleans, LA – October 10, 2017 The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the election of 70 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional […]

LSUHSC Awarded Grant to Study Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Recurrence and Survival

New Orleans, LA – October 10, 2017 Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among American women of all races. Despite improvement of recurrence and survival rates of breast cancer in the U.S., a significant difference between white and black women remains. Previous studies have found that […]

LSU Examines Accidental Field Mushroom Ingestions by Children

Dr. James Diaz, professor and director of environmental and occupational health Sciences at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans, School of Public Health, authored “Colorful Mushroom Ingestion”.  The article was published online ahead of print in Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. Amanita muscaria, the fly agaric mushroom, typifies the iconic image of colorful mushrooms both in […]