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Dr. Peggy Honoré, Professor LSUHSC-NO, presents Research Findings at the 1st PUPP Research Day

The LA Medicaid Public University Partnership Program (PUPP) was created by the Louisiana Department of Health, Bureau of Health Services Financing (LDH) to support research and evaluation projects that further the proper and efficient administration of the Louisiana Medicaid program to promote delivery of evidence-based, high-quality, accessible, and cost-effective care to Louisiana Medicaid members. Dr. […]

LSUHSC Students Win Prestigious APHA Grant for Climate Change and Health Equity Event

We are thrilled to announce a significant achievement for our LSU Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) community. Two of our dedicated students, Jessica Stein in the School of Public Health and Sarah Melton in the Graduate School, have secured a highly competitive grant from the American Public Health Association (APHA). Their remarkable accomplishment will pave the […]

Robust Ratio Estimation with an Application to Covid-19 Data from Louisiana

The first case of Covid-19 was identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Since then, it has spread worldwide causing an ongoing pandemic. It has affected all nations profoundly, causing issues from crippling economies to mental health problems. Consequently, accurately estimating the Covid-19 infections and deaths have been crucial for epidemiologists, public health workers, and […]

Interim Associate Dean of Research

Dr. Qingzhao Yu is a professor of biostatistics at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center–New Orleans. She has more than 20 years of experience working as a biostatistician with scientists, researchers, and caregivers. She is currently a principal investigator (PI) for one R01 grant and one R15 grant. Dr. Yu is also a co-investigator for […]

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Hui-Yi Lin named Program Director of Biostatistics

Hui-Yi Lin, Ph.D., MS has been named Director of the Biostatistics Program at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences (LSUHSC) School of Public Health. She is a Professor of Biostatistics at LSUHSC and also serves as the Director of the Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Core at the Center for Translational Viral Oncology (CTVO), and as Co-Director […]

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Mediation of BMI on 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels in U.S. Adults with Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Consumption

ABSTRACT – Body mass index (BMI) as well as sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) has been suggested to independently decrease 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D). However, the relationship between SSB, BMI, and 25(OH)D is uncertain. This study aimed to investigate the potential mediating role of BMI in the association between SSB intake and 25(OH)D. A total of 4505 representative […]

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A Model for Management and Finance Education for Future Public Health Leaders

Public health leaders, especially during times of declared emergencies, are increasingly faced with challenges in the context of finite and often limited resources. Dr. Peggy Honore’ (LSUHSC-NO) and Drs. Kristy Hayes and Harry Heiman (CDC and Georgia State University) explored methods for building competencies to better prepare public health professionals to meet this challenge. The […]

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Impact of Dietary Quality on Genital Oncogenic HPV Infection in Women

Hui-Yi Lin, Qiufan Fu, Tung-sung Tseng, Xiaodan Zhu, Krzysztof Reiss, L Joseph Su, Michael E Hagensee Background Most cervical cancers are directly linked to oncogenic or high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infection. This study evaluates associations between diet quality and genital HPV infection in women. Methods This study included 10,543 women from the 2003–2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The outcome […]

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Honoring 11 LSUHSC-NO Medical Students Graduating with an MD and Honors in Health Policy

A celebration lunch was held at Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans to honor the 11 students graduating with an MD and distinction of Honors in Health Policy. The Health Policy Honors Program at LSU Health Sciences Center-NO provides medical students the opportunity to spend 8 weeks as a policy fellow in Washington D.C. followed by […]

The Effect of Adulticide Application on Mosquito Counts in Orleans Parish, 2021

The Effect of Adulticide Application on Mosquito Counts in Orleans Parish, 2021 Carli Harvey, Alex Pavlakis, Dr. Jen Breaux, Dr. Susanne Straif-Bourgeois BACKGROUND West Nile Virus (WNV) is the most common arboviral disease in Louisiana. Mosquitoes are infected from feeding on a WNV+ bird, then transmit WNV to humans. In 2021, LA reported 22 cases […]