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E-Cigarettes: A Public Health Threat, Not a Population Health Intervention

Rebekah E. Gee, MD, MPH, William R. Boles, BS, and Dean G. Smith, PhD Cigarette smoking is the single most deadly personal behavior in human history and remains a potent population health threat. Today in the United States, one in five deaths can be attributed to cigarette smoking. Recent models suggest that even if we […]

New Publication: Journal of Good Governance in Africa by Peggy A. Honoré

The current issue of The Journal of Good Governance in Africa is focused on the African Diaspora before and after COVID-19. This special issue includes the article on page 59 Solving Africa’s Physician Crisis, authored by Peggy A. Honoré, MHA, DHA, AmeriHealth Caritas-General Russel Honoré Endowed Professor at LSU Health New Orleans’ schools of Public […]

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CIN3 – Reporting in a Population-Based Cancer Registry

Evaluating the Use of LAST 2-Tiered Nomenclature and Its Impact on Reporting Cervical Lesions in a Population-Based Cancer Registry Mei-Chin Hsieh, PhD, MSPH, CTRa; Elizabeth Van Dyne, MD, MPHb; Christina Lefante, MPH, CTRa; Jean A. Shapiro, PhDb; Paran Pordell, MPHb; Mary Anne Lynch, MPHa; Natalie Gomez, BSN, RNa; Brent Mumphrey, BSa; Lauren Maniscalco, MPHa; Rachna […]

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Term Limits in Academic Public Health Administration

Dean G. Smith, PhD Abstract Objectives: Term limits might be appropriate for leadership positions in academic public health. This study assessed the appointment processes and terms for deans, directors, and chairs of schools and programs of public health and their views on term limits. Methods: A 10-question survey was developed for the Association of Schools […]

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New Publication by SPH’s Dr. Ashley Wennerstrom

Action to Improve Social Determinants of Health: Outcomes of Leadership and Advocacy Training for Community Residents Abstract: Racial and ethnic disparities remain a public health problem and are largely due to social determinants of health (SDOH). Using an adapted 36-hour community health worker (CHW) curriculum, we trained 42 lay community residents in New Orleans, Louisiana, […]

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Natural Disaster Emergency Response to Private Well User Needs: Evaluation of a Pilot Outreach Approach

After a flood, private well users are recommended to disinfect their well to eliminate potential microbial contamination but research gaps exist on user implementation of recommended procedures. This study evaluated a distance education class on well disinfection after severe flooding that was piloted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Participants submitted a well water […]

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Cervical cancer screening for individuals at average risk: 2020 guideline update from the American Cancer Society

Elizabeth T. H. Fontham, MPH, DrPH1; Andrew M. D. Wolf, MD2; Timothy R. Church, PhD3; Ruth Etzioni, PhD 4,5; Christopher R. Flowers, MD, MS 6; Abbe Herzig, PhD7; Carmen E. Guerra, MD 8; Kevin C. Oeffinger, MD 9; Ya-Chen Tina Shih, PhD 10; Louise C. Walter, MD 11,12; Jane J. Kim, PhD13; Kimberly S. Andrews, […]

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The Disease Ecology, Epidemiology, Clinical Manifestations, and Management of Trichinellosis Linked to Consumption of Wild Animal Meat

Published in Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 2020; 31(2): 235e44 Trichinellosis (formerly trichinosis) is a parasitic infection caused by migrating larvae of Trichinella nematodes. Trichinella worms are among the world’s most widely distributed zoonotic parasites, with a large animal reservoir in amphibians, reptiles, rodents, birds, and mammals. Historically, human trichinellosis was caused by Trichinella spiralis, the […]

Mindfulness Intervention to Decrease Post-Disaster Anxiety

Mindfulness, a concept increasingly provided in healthcare practices, is widely acknowledged as a healthy way to manage stress and improve well-being. Research findings show that mindfulness-based practices greatly improves quality of life, increases memory, and improves emotional regulation. Research was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of a mindfulness intervention to reduce post-disaster anxiety disorders following […]

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Resource-based view on safety culture’s influence on hospital performance

Resource-based view on safety culture’s influence on hospital performance:  The moderating role of electronic health record implementation.   Patient safety and safety culture have received increasing attention from agencies such as the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality and the Institute of Medicine. Safety culture refers to the fundamental values, attitudes, and perceptions that provide […]