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Effect of chronic disease on racial difference in COVID-19–associated hospitalization among cancer patients

Research indicates that Black cancer patients have higher rates of COVID-19 hospitalization than their White counterparts. However, the extent to which chronic diseases contribute to racial disparities remains uncertain. We aimed to quantify the effect of chronic diseases on racial disparity in COVID-19–associated hospitalization among cancer patients. To Read the full article, click HERE

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Dr. Peggy Honoré, Professor LSUHSC-NO, presents Research Findings at the 1st PUPP Research Day

The LA Medicaid Public University Partnership Program (PUPP) was created by the Louisiana Department of Health, Bureau of Health Services Financing (LDH) to support research and evaluation projects that further the proper and efficient administration of the Louisiana Medicaid program to promote delivery of evidence-based, high-quality, accessible, and cost-effective care to Louisiana Medicaid members. Dr. […]

Interim Associate Dean of Research

Dr. Qingzhao Yu is a professor of biostatistics at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center–New Orleans. She has more than 20 years of experience working as a biostatistician with scientists, researchers, and caregivers. She is currently a principal investigator (PI) for one R01 grant and one R15 grant. Dr. Yu is also a co-investigator for […]

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Mediation of BMI on 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels in U.S. Adults with Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Consumption

ABSTRACT – Body mass index (BMI) as well as sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) has been suggested to independently decrease 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D). However, the relationship between SSB, BMI, and 25(OH)D is uncertain. This study aimed to investigate the potential mediating role of BMI in the association between SSB intake and 25(OH)D. A total of 4505 representative […]

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A Model for Management and Finance Education for Future Public Health Leaders

Public health leaders, especially during times of declared emergencies, are increasingly faced with challenges in the context of finite and often limited resources. Dr. Peggy Honore’ (LSUHSC-NO) and Drs. Kristy Hayes and Harry Heiman (CDC and Georgia State University) explored methods for building competencies to better prepare public health professionals to meet this challenge. The […]

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Impact of Dietary Quality on Genital Oncogenic HPV Infection in Women

Hui-Yi Lin, Qiufan Fu, Tung-sung Tseng, Xiaodan Zhu, Krzysztof Reiss, L Joseph Su, Michael E Hagensee Background Most cervical cancers are directly linked to oncogenic or high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infection. This study evaluates associations between diet quality and genital HPV infection in women. Methods This study included 10,543 women from the 2003–2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The outcome […]

West St. John the Baptist Parish Recognized as Endangered Place

A ceremony was held Saturday May 13, 2023 in West St. John the Baptist Parish to recognize the National Trust of Historic Preservation’s designation of the area as one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Places. LSUHSC Associate Professor Dr. Adrienne Katner was in attendance. Her studies show that even though most of the industry is […]

The Effect of Adulticide Application on Mosquito Counts in Orleans Parish, 2021

The Effect of Adulticide Application on Mosquito Counts in Orleans Parish, 2021 Carli Harvey, Alex Pavlakis, Dr. Jen Breaux, Dr. Susanne Straif-Bourgeois BACKGROUND West Nile Virus (WNV) is the most common arboviral disease in Louisiana. Mosquitoes are infected from feeding on a WNV+ bird, then transmit WNV to humans. In 2021, LA reported 22 cases […]

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Social support moderates the relationship between minority stress and stage of change among LGBTQ Smokers in the Deep South

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals may smoke as a coping mechanism for minority stress. However, the relationship between social support and LGBTQ smoking behaviors is unclear, since smoking is often a way for LGBTQ smokers to socialize with other LGBTQ individuals. Therefore, this study assessed the moderating effect of social support on […]

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Relationship of Social Vulnerability, Health Outcomes, and Funding

Dr. Peggy Honore, Professor, LSUHSC, along with co-authors Drs Fos and Kellum at Dillard University, conducted research to identify the relationship of the CDC & ATSDR’s Social Vulnerability Index with COVID-19, chronic diseases, and life expectancy. Social Vulnerability Index values were obtained for counties in Georgia, Louisiana (parishes), Michigan, and Mississippi. Current data on COVID-19, […]