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Coordination of Public Health Response: The Role of Leadership in Response

Published by IntechOpen: April 21st 2021 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.96304 n. Russel L. Honoré With the increased risk of threats to the public’s health such as pandemics, natural and man-made disasters, and climate change, understanding the role of leadership to effective risk mitigation and response to these emergencies is critical. In this chapter titled “ Coordination of […]

Relationship between Overall Social Vulnerability & COVID-19 Incidence in Louisiana

Article featured in LSUHSC NEWSROOM on February 23, 2021 – Click here to read the article Published: January 20, 2021, in Frontiers in Public Health On March 9, 2020, the first presumptive COVID-19 case was reported in Louisiana. Throughout the Summer of 2020, Louisiana has remained an epicenter for COVID-19 in the United States with […]

Narrowing of the Racial Gap In Opioid-Involved Deaths: Implications for Public Health Policy & Practice

Published 20th January, 2021 – Public Health Issues and Practices, https://doi.org/10.33790/jphip1100175 Opioid overdose death rates  in the United States has been increasing over the past several years.  This increasing trend has been seen in states across the country. Previous studies have highlighted that opioid-involved deaths have occurred mostly in non-Hispanic Whites. The objectives of this […]

Coronavirus variants may complicate Louisiana’s path out of pandemic

BY EMILY WOODRUFF | Staff writer  Published Jan 21, 2021 at 4:17 pm | Updated Jan 21, 2021, 9:22 pm The Louisiana Department of Health is doubling down on efforts to increase surveillance for new and more contagious variants of the coronavirus, including keeping watch for some found in other countries that could threaten the […]

Contributions of Histologic Subtypes Tumors to Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer Incidence Rates

Published: December 15, 2020, in ACP Online, ACP Journals, Annals of Internal Medicine Early-onset colorectal cancer (EOCRC) incidence rates (IRs) are rising, according to previous cancer registry analyses. However, analysis of histologic subtypes, including adenocarcinoma (the focus of CRC screening and diagnostic testing) and carcinoid tumors (which are classified as “colorectal cancer” in SEER [Surveillance, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Health and Wellness in New Orleans 15 Years after Hurricane Katrina: Implications for Primary Care

Hurricane Katrina caused devastation among the Gulf Coast of the U.S. and New Orleans. This study evaluated the impact on health and wellness 15 years post-Katrina. The study compared New Orleans with Louisiana and the United States. Changes in health and wellness overall the 15-year period were studied. Data was abstracted from multiple sources; local, […]

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 […]