Will Hurricane Laura’s evacuations, recovery efforts be fertile ground for spread of coronavirus?

BY JEFF ADELSON | Staff writer Published in, Aug 29, 2020 at 9:00 am | Updated Aug 29, 2020 at 8:17 pm There could be another layer to the pain, suffering and destruction wrought by Hurricane Laura this year: the toll the still-active coronavirus pandemic will take. The mass evacuations that preceded the devastating […]

The Relationship of Diabetes and COVID-19 – A Health Disparity

Published in Diabetes Complications, 2020 Volume 4 | Issue 1, May 2020 Featured in ASPPH Friday Letter— COVID-19 Coverage, May 15, 2020 Dr. Peggy Honoré, Professor, LSUHSC School of Public Health and School of Medicine collaborated with Dillard University’s Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center and College of Nursing on COVID-19 research focused on […]

Wellness, Health & Prevention: Mobile Mindfulness Meditation Intervention Among Women

Feasibility and Acceptability of a Mobile Mindfulness Meditation Intervention Among Women: Intervention Study Published on 02.06.20 in Vol 8, No 6 (2020): June in JMIR mHealth and uHealth Traditional mindfulness-based stress reduction programs are resource intensive for providers and time- and cost-intensive for participants, but the use of mobile technologies may be particularly convenient and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

LSU: Using Social Media for Smoking Cessation Interventions, A Systematic Review

Previous studies have shown that smoking tobacco significantly increases both incidence and mortality rates for many diseases. Social media has become one of the most influential platforms for various smoking cessation interventions. However, results from smoking cessation interventions have differed from study to study. Limited studies have summarised cessation outcomes from social media-based interventions. According […]

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, […]