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LSU Health Foundation and LSU School of Public Health receive EPA grant for community air monitoring

LSU Health Foundation and LSU School of Public Health were one of five Louisiana recipients of community air pollution monitoring grants announced by EPA on Thursday. Funded through the Inflation Reduction Act and American Rescue Plan, LSU will use the nearly half a million dollar grant to monitor particulate matter pollution around the Claiborne Expressway. […]

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CRISP Report Results in EPA Action

According to the EPA, “The CRISP 2022 Report concluded there was a “likelihood of chronic exposure to low doses of chloroprene at levels [from the Denka facility] which may have potential health impacts on vulnerable populations.”  The Report also stated that “Fifth Ward Elementary School students may potentially face unacceptably high cancer risks based only […]

LSU School of Public Health receives HRSA Funds

The LSU School of Public Health has received some exciting news – we have been awarded HRSA funding for scholarships for our MPH and BSPH students! We were notified of our successful application for a Public Health Scholarship Program which we call “Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans Scholarships for Public Health Education, outReach, […]

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Qingzhao Yu named Biostatistics Program Director

A faculty member since 2006 and co-author of the new book Statistical Methods for Mediation, Confounding and Moderation Analysis. Qingzhao Yu, PhD has been named Director of the Biostatistics Program at the LSU Health Sciences Center School of Public Health. Professor Yu has spent her entire academic career at the School, having joined the Biostatistics Program in 2006 […]

Adrienne Katner named Program Director of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

A faculty member since 2014 and engaged in environmental health in Louisiana since 2006 Adrienne Katner, DEnv, MS has been named Director of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Program at the LSU Health Sciences Center School of Public Health. Katner, who joined the School of Public Health faculty in 2014, has been engaged in environmental […]

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Grateful Patient Philanthropy: A Challenge to Organizational Ethics

September 2022 Author – Dr. Richard Culbertson An examination of organization development in health care reveals a pattern of increasing reliance of academic medical centers toward new sources of revenue in support of operations. This trend is partly in response to the reduction of traditional funding sources such as public appropriations and tuition. Clinical income […]

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Implementation of multi-level interventions to mitigate risk of SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant at a public University in Southern United States

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 July 2022 During the COVID19 pandemic, navigating the implementation of public health measures in a politically charged environment for a large state entity was challenging.  However, LSU leadership developed and deployed an effective, multi-layered mitigation plan and successfully opened in-person learning while managing cases of SARS-CoV-2 during the fourth […]

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Monitoring coliphages to reduce waterborne infectious disease transmission in the One Water framework

Kari Fitzmorris-Brisolara Coastal waters, surface waters, and groundwater are impacted by wastewater and stormwater discharges, as well as agricultural flows containing animal waste and nutrients. A One Water approach posits that components of the water system have overlapping and interactive impacts on other aspects of the system, for which a comprehensive approach to water management is needed to further […]

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An Assessment of Needs Among African American and White Cancer Survivors in Louisiana

Khorsandi, D. Williams The literature is limited on African American (AA) specific cancer survivorship needs and preventative health practices but identifies racial disparities in cancer outcomes.  It is necessary to identify these needs and design culturally sensitive interventions to support them.  One popular method of intervention is the use of mobile and virtual resources to […]

LSU School of Public Health looks back at 2021

The LSU School of Public Health recently celebrated 2021 with our “Year in Review”.  This graphic takes a look at our school “by the numbers”, focusing on the facts and figures that shaped the school year for our scholars and faculty.