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New LSU Health Foundation Scholarships Website

LSU Health is excited to share the launch of the LSU Health Foundation’s new scholarship application website! The foundation fundraises from our generous donors to provide numerous scholarships each academic year for our students. Foundation scholarships are in addition to scholarships offered by the various schools of LSU Health, have specified criteria, and will be […]

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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 […]

Work-family spillover and depression: Racial differences among employed women

Published:December 17, 2020, by Elsevier Ltd The intersection of work and family life can be a source of burden (negative) and a source of growth (positive). Negative work-to-family and family-to-work spillover have been linked to poor mental health, while positive work-to-family and family-to-work spillover have been linked to improved health outcomes. Less is known about […]

LSU Health Conducts 1st Study on Neighborhood Deprivation & COVID in LA

Published: December 3, 2020, Journal PLOS ONE, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0243028 New Orleans, LA –  A study by researchers at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, believed to be the first study to investigate the role of neighborhood deprivation on COVID-19 in Louisiana, found that the more a neighborhood is deprived, the higher the risk for […]

SPH J. Rock Visiting Scholar 2020 Dean Thomas LaVeist

LSUHSC School of Public Health John A. Rock, MD Visiting Scholar 2020 is Dr. Thomas LaVeist, Dean of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity. We are honored to have this year’s SPH John A. Rock, MD Visiting Scholar for a virtual visit on November 11th, […]

New Publication: Principles for Population-Based Management

Dr. Peggy A. Honoré, Professor, LSU School of Public Health and School of Medicine, and Douglas M. LeBlanc, LSU School of Public Health Health Policy Systems Management 2017 graduate, are co-authors of the Public Health Finance chapter in the Fourth Edition of the Novick & Morrow’s Public Health Administration: Principles for Population-Based Management textbook. Mr. […]

School-based health centers, academic achievement, and school discipline

:A systematic review of the literature Published in the Journal of Children and Youth Services Review 118 (2020) 105467 – September 11, 2020 School-based health centers (SBHCs) mitigate the long-term effects of poor health on children and adolescents. Although varied in staffing patterns and services provided, SBHCs aim to advance health equity among populations with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]