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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.

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New Epidemiology Program Director

December 3, 2021 Congratulations to Dr. Tekeda Ferguson! Dr. Ferguson is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health. She also holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Physiology, School of Medicine and serves as Co-Director of the LSUHSC Comprehensive Alcohol HIV/AIDS Research Center Administrative Core. Dr. Ferguson received her BS […]

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Health Status in Fence-Line Communities: The Impact of Air Pollution

Published: International Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care;  2021, Volume 2, Issue 3, Article 1040; 09 Sep 2021 This research focused on the health status of fence-line communities defined as those adjacent to industrial facilities. Previous research has shown that the longer a population is exposed to high levels of pollution, the more deleterious […]

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A Community Health Worker Approach for Ending the HIV Epidemic

Abstract: In the second half of 2019, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana was selected as 1 of the 3 jump-start pilot jurisdictions for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention–funded Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. Initiative. An innovative community health worker program was among the strategies developed to reduce the number of new […]

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Louisiana Medicaid access for treatment and care for hepatitis C virus (LA-MATCH) project: A cross-sectional study protocol

Abstract: This article presents the Louisiana Hepatitis C Elimination Program’s evaluation protocol underway at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center–New Orleans. With the availability of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) agents, the elimination of Hepatitis C (HCV) has become a possibility. The HCV Elimination Program was initiated by the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Office of […]

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Multicomponent Strategies to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Transmission — Nine Overnight Youth Summer Camps, United States, June–August 2021

Previous studies have demonstrated the importance of prevention strategies to reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission in overnight camps. During June–August 2021, a total of 7,173 campers and staff members attended nine U.S. overnight camps that implemented multiple prevention strategies including high vaccination coverage (>93% among eligible persons aged ≥12 years); prearrival and frequent screening testing (38,059 tests); […]