New Orleans, LA – October 24, 2018
Community leaders from Claiborne Avenue Alliance led a walking tour of the Claiborne corridor on September 15th for engineers, planners, architects, public officials and scientists—many of whom were attending the Walk Bike Places Transit Conference that week. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health students from Dr. Adrienne Katner’s team presented the results from their analyses of environmental impacts and the associated health complications. Erin LeCompte, an MPH student in Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences presented on her analysis of noise along the corridor, showing the group real-time noise data collected using an app installed on her smartphone. Caroline Stallard, a MD/MPH second-year medical student at LSU’s School for Public Health, presented findings from a literature review she conducted to provide a characterization of the environmental health concerns, including noise pollution, cancer rates, cardiovascular health, and benzene exposure. The tour was co-organized with The Congress for New Urbanism to highlight the socio-economic and public health impacts of the I-10 corridor on residents living in nearby neighborhoods.
Dr. Adrienne Katner is faculty in the Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health. Thriving Earth Exchange