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Associations of Liver Disease with Alcohol Use among People Living with HIV and the Role of Hepatitis C: The New Orleans Alcohol Use in HIV Study

The primary objective of this study was to assess whether lifetime drinking history and current hazardous or harmful drinking were associated with liver disease as measured by non-invasive markers. Results indicate a greater association of current alcohol use with liver disease than lifetime alcohol use, which varied by HCV status. While HIV/HCV+ co-infected participants seem […]

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SPH Goes Red for Cardiovascular Disease

Do you know what causes cardiovascular disease in women? What about the survival rate? Or whether women of all ethnicities share the same risk? The fact is: cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! But it doesn’t affect all women […]

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Ethical Community Engagement: Lessons Learned

The American College of Healthcare Executives Code of Ethics devotes a full section to the “The Healthcare Executive’s Responsibilities to Community and Society.”  The first of these duties, outlined in Section V of the code, is mandate to “work to identify and meet the healthcare needs of the community.” Dr. Richard A. Culbertson from LSUHSC […]

AJPH: Ending the HIV epidemic, population health and telemedicine services

The mission of AJPH is to advance public health research, policy, practice and education. This month’s issue has a collection of articles on ending the HIV epidemic, population health and telemedicine services .APHA members get full access to AJPH, the official journal of the American Public Health Association. Here are a few of the many […]

Financial Distress and Bankruptcy Prediction in Acute Care Hospitals

Dr. Dean Smith, LSUHSC School of Public Health, Professor in Health Policy & Systems Management and SPH Dean, has jointly published a new research study with the purpose of examining and comparing the accuracy of three financial distress prediction models and their ability to predict bankruptcy for US acute care hospitals. The article titled, “Financial […]

Hospital staffing patterns and safety culture perceptions: The mediating role of perceived teamwork and perceived handoffs

Soumya Upadhyay Robert Weech-Maldonado Christy H. Lemak Amber L. Stephenson Dean G. Smith As hospitals are under increasing pressure to improve quality and safety, safety culture has become a focal issue for high-risk organizations, including hospitals. Prior research has examined how structural characteristics directly impact safety culture. However, and based on Donabedian’s structure–process–outcome quality model, […]

Study Shows Biomarker Accurately Diagnoses Deadly Infant Disease

Dr. Zhide Fang worked with a team of researchers from LSUHSC to determine a new noninvasive predictive #biomarker for necrotizing enterocolitis, a deadly intestinal disease found in newborns. @LSUPublicHealth A diagnostic study of 136 premature infants found that a protein involved in managing harmful bacteria in the human intestine is a reliable biomarker for the […]

Alcohol HIV/AIDS Research Poster Presentations 2019

The 2019 National Hispanic Science Network Conference gave the opportunity to our LSUHSC SoPH Students and Faculty to present their Posters this past October 9 – 11, 2019.  Dr. Tekeda Ferguson, faculty member and Comprehensive Alcohol HIV/AIDS Research Center Investigator, and epidemiology doctoral student, Erika Rosen, MPH presented work from multiple alcohol projects. Reduced Alcohol […]

Invitation: 2019 John Rock Visiting Scholar Formal Presentation to SPH & HSC – Thursday, October 17, 2019

Everyone is invited to attend this year’s School of Public Health John Rock Scholar presentation, “Environmental Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases and Interactions with Social Determinants of Health” by Dr. Francine Laden. This presentation is open to the School of Public Health & Health Sciences Center and is scheduled to be held Thursday, October 17th, […]

That’s a WRAP: September 2019 Ed.

That’s a WRAP: September 2019 Ed. Words from the offices of Research, Academics & Practice (.pdf)