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Racism is a Public Health Crisis

Statement from the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) & the LSU School of Public Health Racism is a public health crisis. ASPPH stands with those fighting to eradicate systemic racism and injustices. We cannot have a healthy world without a just world. As a public health community, we must stand together […]

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WebEx Congressional Briefing on COVID-19 with Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré (Ret.)

On Friday, May 8, 2020, at 1 p.m. ET, the Committee will hold a virtual briefing for Members and a single staffer from each office with Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who led Joint Taskforce Katrina under President George W. Bush. The briefing will address the Trump Administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and lessons from […]

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To Strengthen The Public Health Response To COVID-19, We Need Community Health Workers

The public health system is a critical firewall to reduce community spread of COVID-19 and to relieve the unsustainable pressure the US health care system is experiencing as a result of the pandemic. Community health workers (CHWs)—frontline public health staff who conduct outreach and build trust with vulnerable populations in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), […]

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The Water Professional’s Guide to COVID-19

A new coronavirus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness, referred to as COVID-19. It was first detected in Wuhan, China, on Dec. 12, 2019.  Because this disease has spread worldwide, it is important that water sector professionals keep informed on the attributions of the virus and any measures needed to […]

Passing of Dr. Raoult Ratard

The LSU School of Public Health Epidemiology Department is saddened to announce the passing of State Epidemiologist and Epidemiology adjunct faculty member Dr. Raoult Ratard. Dr. Ratard developed our first Infectious Disease Epidemiology course in the Fall of 2005 while he was still working in the State’s Emergency Operation Center due to Hurricanes Katrina and […]

COVID-19 Update – Admissions Update (March 27, 2020)

Please be advised that as of March 26, 2020, LSUHSC School of Public Health will be waiving the GRE for all applicants to our MPH, MS and PhD programs for summer and fall 2020. This is a temporary measure to alleviate the burden for our applicants during this public health emergency. We will revisit this […]

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What can we do for ourselves and our community?

3/23/2020 by Dr. Donna Williams Associate Dean for Practice and Community Engagement at LSU Health School of Public Health. My octogenarian parents are experiencing cabin fever.  Even into their 80’s they have remained active. Since their ages bring increased risk, they are being super cautious.  However there is a calm about them.  They were children […]

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Updated Guidance Regarding LSUHSC-NO and COVID-19

March 16, 2020 (6pm) As the cases of presumptive COVID-19 continue to increase across the region, LSU Health New Orleans is taking additional steps to reduce transmission of this viral pandemic.  Effective immediately, we are transitioning to a modified work and learning environment to protect the health of our community while continuing to fulfill our […]

SPH on WWL First News with Tommy Tucker

Our very own Dr. Susanne Straif-Bourgeouis will be giving her expert take on what New Orleans needs to do in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. Make sure to check out her LIVE interview on WWL (AM 870 and FM 105.3) Wednesday morning during First News with Tommy Tucker.

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LSU: Louisiana Tumor Registry and NCI Data Show Advanced Colorectal Cancers at Recommended Screening Age

A study analyzing Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center’s Louisiana Tumor Registry (LTR) and other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated tumor registry data found that by the time recommended screening for colorectal begins; cancers have already spread in a high percentage of people. Results report that the rate of colorectal cancer incidence increased by 46.1 percent […]